Hoya Australis

Weight:- 500 g

Porcelain Flower

Family

Apocynaceae

Origin

Australia

Description

Hoya australis, commonly known as the Waxvine or Common waxflower is a popular plant grown for its attractive glossy foliage, and sweetly scented wax-like white flowers with cerise inner markings under the white corona

The flowers are 1.5-2 cm, cup-shaped , between 10 and 40 flowers in each umbel depending on subspecies . Hoya australis flowers last about one week and have a very strong spicy fragrance, 

Environment

Easy to grow & don't require much attention. Hoya do best in filtered light or with lots of artificial light in indoors.

Hoya plants don't ask for much, beyond the well-draining soil and the warm humid conditions ((similar to bromeliads and orchids)

They are epyphite, can be grown in orchid medium or light potting mix with lots of bark conditioner. Hoya like the security of a snug pot, and plants that are a bit root bound will flower more prolifically than those that are swimming around in a giant pot.

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds .

Landscape Use

It makes a nice hanging basket, but also does really well as a mounted plant