Hoya and things

by Amjad

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Hello again Jackie,
Your replies are pushing me fast forward, I like your simplicity in explaining things. Here are some more inquiries for you, if you
should have the time for them;

1.i am asking for cuttings,for this part of the world people are not into succulents yet,my aim is show people what you can do with succulents - can you imagine that I live in a city with a population of 4 million,with only one cactus and succulents nursery and with one shop!!!!??

Now I have in my garden some of these plants, so I am in need of things that we don't have,e.g; Jovibarba so, you sell cuttings to an U.S. address ??

2.My Crassula have this dotted depression ,that looks like an erosion; is this a sunburn over wet leaf or something else???? pic.1

3. this is the nearest I can get from this cutting,and it doesn't have square trunk,i just need to know how to take care of it pic. 2

4. I am trying to grow a few hoya plants from cuttings and leaves,some are advising me not to continue,for it is highly unpredictable ! what do you think?

5.Is it better to propagate geraniums in winter or spring,or it doesn't matter? I had a few cutting from a nice purple ivy geranium, a few days later it collapsed, and not a single cutting has survived; what has happened here????pic.3

By the way, my city is compatible with zone 11 in the U.S.

Oh Jackie,i think this is too much, I will stop here, thank you in advance

Hi Amjad, I'm so happy that you're so interested - you could certainly try to start a succulent swap in your area.

I can't ship plants outside of Canada, it's too expensive as I think I explained before. So sorry!

So, to answer your other questions;
2 - this looks as though the leaf got damaged somehow, and it is trying to heal up the scar. They have the ability to seal off or compartmentalize damage, so don't give up on it just yet, especially as the damage is not near the petiole end (where the leaf attaches to the stem).

3 - Without seeing more of the plant than two little leaves, I can't identify it. Wait until it grows a bit more, and try again.

4 - Hoya are easy to root! Each little bump on the stem is a place for a root to form. Don't let anyone tell you it can't be done, prove them wrong. Propagators are always pushing the envelope.

I worked for a nursery in Langley, British Columbia, and figured out several ways to use the same facilities that had produced hardy Juniper and other evergreen cuttings to increase production - it's said that you can never get perfect rooting of any crop of cuttings, I almost reached that by getting around 96% success rate on some types where before we were lucky to get 50% - finding new ways of growing plants by providing exactly the right conditions for them is so satisfying.

5 - Pelargonium cuttings must be treated as a succulent, and dried off overnight before sticking them in almost dry soil. The trick is to lightly mist them, and bright filtered light, warm temperatures and sterilized soil are essential.

If you're in Zone 11, that's pretty much like areas in California - you could grow lots of gorgeous plants, and not ever worry about them being outside. I'm so envious!

Best of luck with your succulent nursery!

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