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Hoya 'Australis'

Hoya 'Australis'

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Description: Hoya 'Australis' is a charming and popular tropical plant known for its attractive foliage and fragrant flowers. Belonging to the Apocynaceae family, this evergreen vine is native to the tropical regions of Australia and Southeast Asia. The 'Australis' variety of Hoya is prized for its thick, succulent leaves and clusters of waxy, star-shaped flowers that emit a sweet fragrance, especially in the evening. With its easy-care nature and ability to thrive in indoor environments, Hoya 'Australis' is a delightful addition to any home or greenhouse.

🌿 Botanical Name: Hoya australis (Hoya 'Australis')

💧 Care Level: Easy. Hoya 'Australis' is relatively low-maintenance and can adapt well to a variety of growing conditions.

📏 Size: 'Australis' typically grows as a vine, reaching lengths of 6 to 10 feet (1.8 to 3 meters) or more when provided with adequate support.

☀️ Light: Place Hoya 'Australis' in bright, indirect light. While it can tolerate some direct sunlight, it prefers filtered sunlight or partial shade to prevent leaf burn.

💧 Water: Allow the soil to dry out slightly between waterings, then water 'Australis' thoroughly, allowing excess water to drain away. Reduce watering during the winter months when growth slows down.

💦 Humidity: Hoya 'Australis' prefers moderate to high humidity levels. Increase humidity by misting the foliage regularly or placing a humidity tray filled with water and pebbles nearby, especially in dry indoor environments.

🌡️ Temperature: 'Australis' prefers temperatures between 60°F to 80°F (15°C to 27°C). Protect it from cold drafts and sudden temperature fluctuations, as it is sensitive to extreme conditions.

🌱 Soil: Plant Hoya 'Australis' in well-draining, porous soil that retains some moisture but does not become waterlogged. A mixture of peat moss, perlite, and orchid bark works well.

🌱 Fertilizing: Feed 'Australis' with a balanced liquid fertilizer diluted to half the recommended strength once a month during the growing season (spring and summer). Avoid fertilizing in the winter months when growth slows down.

🔄 Pruning: Prune Hoya 'Australis' as needed to control its size and shape. Remove any dead or damaged foliage and trim back overgrown vines to encourage bushier growth.

🍃 Pests and Diseases: Monitor 'Australis' for common pests such as aphids, mealybugs, and spider mites. Treat any infestations promptly with insecticidal soap or neem oil. Watch for signs of root rot caused by overwatering, and ensure proper soil drainage to prevent problems.

Propagation: Hoya 'Australis' can be propagated from stem cuttings. Take a 4-6 inch (10-15 cm) long cutting from a healthy stem, remove the lower leaves, and place the cutting in a well-draining propagation medium. Keep the medium moist and provide indirect light until roots develop.

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