Propagating Hoyas from Leaves

Propagating Hoyas from Leaves
This is a long debated issue in the Hoya propagation world. Can you propagate or grow a full Hoya plant from a leaf cutting?
You can definitely root Hoyas from leaves, however, for the leaf to develop into a full plant, you must have stem cells or meristematic tissue as well, simply put... part of the stem.

Here is a lacunosa that was grown from a single leaf cutting that more than likely still had some of the stem attached.

Meristematic cells are the precursor to many different types of plant cells. You are not going to have a leaf cell turn into part of a stem or vine... unfortunately.

Overall, propagating hoyas from leaves is a simple but you cannot produce new plants for your collection without part of the stem attached to the leaf. 

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