Hoya australis R.Br. ex J.Traill

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The species was first published by R.Brown in 1810 but then as Hoya carnosa. It was republished in 1828 as Hoya australis but then without description as it was just a change of names. Australis means from the south and it can be found in a vast area ranging from Australia to Oceania.

Comes with a large selection of subspecies. Though the general appearance and leaf size differs some they mostly look alike, always with large, fragrant, white flowers.

This clone of Hoya australis subsp. tenuipes has dark green leaves oval shaped leaves, approx 4x3" (10 x 7 cm) in size. New growth is initially dark red in color but turns solid green after some maturing. Twines and climbs well and is best suited on large trellies as it turns quite heavy with time.

Flowers of this perticular clone of Hoya australis subsp. tenuipes has flowers approx. 15 mm in diameter, but larger appears within the species. Flowers are white with a red spot benind the corolla, usually fragrant to some extent.

Prefers to be kept on the moist side and a shaded position is prefered. This does not apply for all australis subspecies. Some like to be placed in the brightest light, however this one seems to prefer shade and can with success be placed in a window facing north.

Subspecies or variations:
Information and photos of variations in Hoya australis in my collectionInformation and photos of various Hoya australis in my collection

Does not tolerate any sunlight. A window facing north is recomended..


Should not be allowed to go dry. Keep slightly moist at all times.


Intermediate species. Tolerates short exposure to temperatures no less than 10°C. Best grown in a regular room temperature of 20-25°C.

Flower size: 15 mm Ø

Leaf size: 7 cm × 10 cm

Growth: Climbing

Scent: Soft sweet

Section: Pterostelma

Origin: Australia and Oceania

Author: R.Br. ex J.Traill

Publication: Trans. Hort. Soc. London 7(1): 28. 1828


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