Hoya Kerrii – Should I or Should I Not?

Hoya Kerrii (aka Sweetheart Hoya) Hoya Kerrii (aka Sweetheart Hoya)

As said in an earlier post, my Hoya Kerrii had grown a new leaf. But unlike the other leaves of my Hoya Kerrii, this one was all in green.  While I was wondering if the edge of the leaf would somehow turn yellow as the leaf grew bigger, I read an excellent post about Hoya Kerrii in Plants are the Strangest People (thank you Stephanie 😀 ).

In the post, Mr Subjunctive, the author, suggests to remove all the stems with all-green leaves.  He explains that because a stem with all-green leaves has an advantage over a variegated one, with enough time, the all-green leaves will eventually take over the whole pot !

I really like the patterns on the leaves of my Hoya Kerrii, and I definitely don’t want to lose them.  So, without a second thought, I took my shears and cut off the all-green leaf on my Hoya Kerrii.

Hoya Kerrii (aka Sweetheart Hoya)

Some white latex was exuded from the wound after the stem was cut.

Hoya Kerrii (aka Sweetheart Hoya)

But only after I cut off the leaf, I found that the leaf actually had a greenish yellow edge…  Now I wonder if I have cut the leaf too soon…  :roll: