Hoya australis ssp. australis - Wax Vine PlantRegular price $55.00
This Hoya is a hardy species, native to Australia where it naturally grows on rocks and up trees on rainforest borders. Being an epiphyte, this Hoya prefers an airy, free draining potting mix and filtered light. The vines can grow up to 5m long and will wrap around anything the tip of the vine touches, its leaves are green with a red hue when sun stressed and have a felted, soft to touch texture. Given enough light this Hoya can bloom all year round with gorgeous clusters of creamy white flowers with a bright pink centre.
Please note these plants are very large and will be sent semi-bare root. They are hardy and epiphytic and are very tolerant of this.
Current Pot Size: 200mm
Synonyms: Common Wax Flower
Origin: Australia, Fiji, New Guinea
Light: Filtered Light to Full Shade - Category 3-5 (please see our blog on plant light requirements)
Soil: Well draining, moisture retaining - Indoor mix (please see our blog on soil requirements)
Fertiliser: As directed on your fertiliser of choice. Fortnightly or monthly during the growing season (please see our blog on plant food)
Watering: Don't over water, they like to dry out between waterings. The fleshy leaves store water so its best to water once you notice the leaves looking dull or thin.
Maintenance: Cut pack stems and foliage to promote new growth. Water less frequently during the colder months.
Flowers: Yes, fragrant, creamy white with a pink centre, multiple flowers bloom from peduncles that will re-flower every year.