INDOOR / OUTDOOR PLANT - Hoya Australis
If we had one dollar for every time a customer has reminisced in-store about their Nan's, Mum's, Uncles etc Hoya they remember growing up then we would be some rich Arizona babes! Hoya's are back in a BIG way! The Hoya Australis is special as it is one of only a few Hoya's that are native to Australia.
Hoyas belong to the Apocynaceae plant family. There are close to 300 species and they each have phenomenally unique foliage and dazzling flowers when in bloom. Although they produce roots, these are primarily used to secure themselves and in the natural world they can often be seen clinging to tree branches and rocky cliff faces.
Hoya's are a classic because they live forever, grow to be enormous, and create beautiful, porcelain-like fragrant flower clusters. These flower clusters come with plant maturaity (time), great light and appropriate plant feed (we recommend the range of plant care products from We The Wild
). Ensure you don't pick them as Hoya's flowers bloom at the same bud node each year, so if you cut them off, you lose that flower node forever.
Hoya's grow in strong filtered light by choice, and though they will grow well in shade, they won’t flower unless given enough light. Outdoors whey will be happy in semi shade or in an area that receives morning light.
As a general rule, a plant in a well-lit, warm spot will require watering every week. In a darker, humid environment watering every few weeks will be enough.
Hoya's generally prefer to dry out completely between each watering and will not be happy having water sitting at their base as this will cause the plant to rot.
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Hoya's prefer to live in a snug pot, replicating how they would be happiest in nature.
When selecting a decorative pot just add a couple of cm's onto the diameter of Hoya pot you have selected. For example if you are buying a 19cm Hoya Australis then a 21-25cm pot is ideal.
If you'd like us to do the dirty work for you simply request your plant to be potted into your chosen pot and we'll take care of the rest!
*Note: The plant shown is an indication of how healthy and fabulous all of our hand selected plants are! Your plant may not be the exact plant pictured but it will be of the same quality.