Hoya Australis ssp. Rupicola
+ Will ship bare root in moss. Terracotta pot not included.
CLASSIFICATION / GENUS:
Apocynacea (milkweed plant) / Hoya
Hoya Australis ssp. rupicola
This is a wonderful trailing hoya that can either be trained to climb or hang from a basket.
This plant can exist outdoors in zones 10a-11. It does not like being in temperatures below 40 degrees F.
Bright indirect light. Can also thrive in low light conditions, but is not favorable.
Like most Hoya plants, these are succulents and require very little water. Water weekly during the summer, and even less in winter time.
General all purpose soil, heavily mixed in with bits of charcoal, perlite, and bits of bark and/or coconut husk.
DOES IT FLOWER?
Yes, they blossom a cluster of wax flowers. Will not bloom if it isn't allowed to climb.
IS IT POISONOUS/TOXIC?
All Hoyas are considered toxic (as they produce sap similar to the milkweed), but not necessarily poisonous, the amount of ingestion varies from animal, but on a whole the ASPCA regards them as safe to have around pets and children.
CAN IT BE PROPAGATED FROM CUTTINGS?
Yes. These can be propagated anytime using stem tip cuttings. The stems produce aerial roots which can root easily when inserted into a moist medium. Allow your cuttings to dry for a day before planting.
Common Pests: Spider Mites, Mealy bugs, Scale / Common diseases: root rot due to overwatering.
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WINTER TRAVEL: PLEASE MAKE SURE TO PURCHASE A HEAT-PACK (FOUND WITHIN OUR STORE) IF THE PLANT IS TRAVELING IN BELOW 50 DEGREE WEATHER.