Hoya Australis Grande
Hoya Australis Grandeis an incredibly fast, upright vine, growing aggressively vertically up trees, trellis's or your macrame hanger! Known for its very large foliage and stunning cluster flowers that present creamy star shaped base with a slight ruffle, complimented with hints of rose color under the white inner star. Hoya are epiphytic plants, leading the vines on most Hoya to be more sporadic, they love to find something nearby to wrap themselves around. From chair backs, to cabinets, shelving or other nearby plants, the Hoya vine really does exude lots of character as it twists and reaches to find something to hang on to.
Hoya Australis Grande Vine can reach extreme sizes when grown indoors, with some vines reaching up to and exceeding 15'. Many growers will wrap the branches around on a trellis or shelf and allow the Hoya vine to keep reaching new lengths, while others will cut the Hoya vines down to more manageable sizes to encourage more branching and more aggressive growth from lower down on the plant.
Hoya Australis Grande prefer light environments, East, West or North, these plants love bright, but indirect sunlight. If you don't see new growth from your Hoya yet, it may not be getting enough, so we recommend keeping it in a well lit, direct light environment and if that space is unavailable, you can substitute your lighting with 26W Grow bulbs that can be placed into nearby floor lamps.
Hoya prefer a high phosphorus feed to encourage flowering, and we find our All Purpose Fertilizer is a great feed for most Hoya collectors that are trying to encourage flowering an new growth. You can use our Gaia Green bloom encouraging fertilizer to encourage your Hoya Australis to bloom :)
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