This beautiful vining, succulent Hoya is very easy to grow. Hoya are more commonally known as Wax plant or Porcelain flower due to the clusters of star-like flowers. Hoya australis is native to Australia but can also be found growing throughout Fiji, Papua New Guinea & surrounding islands.
The australis has lovely thick oval leaves that are very succulent in nature. They are an epiphytic plant, meaning they are growing on a tree or rocky surface. Because of this they are not too demanding when it comes to watering.
Allow half the medium to dry out regulary. If underwatered you will notice the fleshy leaves looking puckered. Give the plant a thorough watering to replace the moisture lost - only do this is if your plant is dehydrated. When actively growing & when in bloom you should water more frequently. Hoyas grow best when given bright, indirect light or dappled sunlight. The leaves may darken in colour if sun-stressed.
To promote flowering, keep the plant-root bound and provide the most ideal conditions you can. Hoyas bloom throughout spring and summer. Once flowering has finished, it's best not to cut cut the peduncle (flower stem) as this is where more blooms will emerge in following years.
Plant in nursery pot - £19.00 (plant is growing on a metal trellis but can be unravelled and allowed to trail down)
Bronze Bali pot - £12.00