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The Hoya australis plant is one of the most popular of the hoya plants. Nicknamed wax plants, this evergreen climbing vine sports slender stems with thick and shiny oval-shaped foliage. The plants winding tendrils make for an enchanting and whimsical addition to any space.
The Australis's glossy green leaves readily complement your room decor and look exceptional in all colors, shapes, and patterns of planters. Beyond their attractive lustrous foliage, this hoya is loved for its production of sweet-scented spherical clusters of white flowers. These fragrant flowers are extremely unique and beautiful.
The basic plant care for this popular houseplant includes bright indirect light and infrequent watering. The plant would do best in a windowsill that receives ample morning or late afternoon sunshine. We also recommend using an airy potting mix and planting in a pot with drainage holes to avoid root rot.
Hoya's are known for being resilient plants, and the australis is no exception. This plant does not require a lot of attention and can miss a watering without completely dying out on you. The foliage of this plant is much like that of succulent leaves in that they have the ability to stores water.
The Hoya australis has a widespread growth habit, making this tropical plant a great contender for a hanging basket. Additionally, hoyas are rapid climbers. Consider giving these active plants a trellis or moss pole to climb for optimal growth!
|6 to 8 Inches
|30 to 36 Inches
|Fluorescent to bright indirect
|Dark pink and white
|Likes to dry out some between watering
|Attractive plant to be featured or in the background of any room in the house, does well with minimal care
How to Care for Hoya australis
Be sure to read our planting instructions to ensure a healthy and happy plant for years to come!
How often should I water my Hoya australis?
The Hoya australis should be watered relatively infrequently, as the plants like to dry out some between watering. If you’re unsure, it is always better to let the plant go dry instead of drenching it with water. It is important not to water the foliage of these plants, or to over-water them as this will lead to leaf damage or plant death.
What type of fertilizer do Hoya australis Plants need?
Any type of fertilizer offers nutrients that help plants with the transition to a new environment. Jack’s Classic Indoor plant food works well as a powder, quick release fertilizer that is mixed with water to quickly provide nutrients to a plant that has been in a container for an extended time. On the other hand Osmocote Indoor/Outdoor is an option as a granular, slow release fertilizer that can be applied while potting and planting.
What is the best soil for Hoya australis Plants?
The best soil for Hoya australis Plants is a well balanced mix of peat moss, perlite and vermiculite that dries some between watering but takes a long time to compact. Adding some coco chips to the soil can help with drainage.
What is the best light for Hoya australis?
Do not put your hoya in direct light as it may cause leaf burn; they prefer dappled or indirect bright light.