Hoya Australis are one of the most popular varieties of Hoya because of their aromatic fragrance, flower size, and growths. Their blooms are a sweet smell and emerge in clusters up to 3'' in diameter and their leaves travel in a display of vines.
Size: This plant is in a 4'' pot.
Light: Bright, indirect light.
Water: Hoya's are sensitive to overwatering since they hold water in their leaves. When its potting soil becomes dry about 1'' deep, water throughly, letting it drain fully through the pot. Hoyas need to be watered more often during spring and summer, but less often during fall and winter.
Humidity: This plant does not need high levels of humidity.
Temperature: They do well in the average in-home temperatures of 60-80 F.
Soil: Hoyas like good drainage so make sure the soil is mixed with pumice stone or perlite. Hoyas don't mind being root-bound and shouldn't be repotted too often.
Fertilizing: In the growing period (Spring-Fall) you can fertilize monthly following the directs specific to the fertilizer.
Flower: Hoyas are known for their unique flowers!
Toxicity: Although Hoya plants are non-toxic to animals, they could still make them sick. The digestive systems of cats and dogs are unable to break down the leaf of the hoya plant, so eating a large amount of the leaves could cause the cat or dog to throw up. Please always keep your plants away from your fur friends or young children!