General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 10a -1.1 °C (30 °F) to +1.7 °C (35 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: Trails and climbs 6 to 8 feet or more.
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Late fall or early winter
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Suitable for hanging baskets
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Epiphytic

Common names
  • Wax Plant
  • Hoya
  • Porcelain Flower
Botanical names
  • Accepted: Hoya australis subsp. tenuipes
  • Synonym: Gymnema recurvifolium

Photo Gallery
Uploaded by dirtdorphins
Uploaded by dirtdorphins
Location: Sebastian,  Florida
Date: 2022-01-05

Date: October 25, 2011
Buds & Blooms, really nice fragrance!

Date: October 13, 2011
Uploaded by plantladylin
Location: Southwest Florida
Date: April 2013
Location: My Garden
Date: 2013-01-23
Lovey Crisp White Fragrant, Fuzzy leaves, Easy Care..Fall bloomer
Location: Plano, TX
Date: 2015-04-15
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2012-11-02
Location: My garden
Date: 2021-08-18
Rooted from cutting from Lin

Date: November 7, 2009
In full bloom.

Date: September 9, 2011
Location: Southwest Florida
Date: January 2013

Date: 2011-10-09 
Leaves and peduncles (little spurs where the blooms form)

Date: October 17, 2008

Date: October 10, 2008

Date: October 28, 2008
First bloom
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2015-11-07

Date: September 9, 2011
Aerial roots & peduncles (bloom spurs)

Date: September 15, 2011
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2012-09-28
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: October 12, 2011

Date: October 13, 2011

Date: October 10, 2008
Foliage takes on a red tinge when located in high light
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  • Posted by plantladylin (Sebastian, Florida - Zone 10a) on Sep 19, 2011 4:14 PM concerning plant:
    Hoya australis has been one of the easiest to grow Hoyas for me, blooming during the fall/winter months with very pretty, extremely fragrant white flowers. Like other Hoyas, the australis prefers a well draining potting medium and doesn't seem to mind being pot/root bound. It does well in a container with a trellis, or in a hanging basket. If grown in a hanging basket it tends to twine itself upwards and around the hanger.

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