Australis Hoya

(1 review) Write a Review
Availability : In Stock
  • Low Maintenance
  • Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Indirect Light)
  • Below Average Watering Needs
  • Mature Height 13-33 Feet
  • Pet Safe 

Do you not have a lot of time to spare to water your houseplants? If so, Australis Hoya, is the perfect choice to add to your collection. This succulent, native to Australia, is a perennial vine that has waxy, oval-shaped leaves and is celebrated for its striking bunches of ivory and pink stellate, or star-shaped, flowers that have a sweet fragrance. This evergreen climber will add color and style to any book shelf or desk as it gracefully cascades downward. 

Best Locations For Growing Australis Hoya

Confused about where to place this plant? Australis Hoya will do well in any room that offers bright indirect light; temperatures hovering around 60°; and moderate to high humidity. A bathroom, for example, can be a prime location.

Australis Hoya Sunlight Requirements

Australis Hoya does well in bright indirect light to low light. A south-facing or east-facing window will provide ample amounts of bright light for this evergreen succulent; however, if exposed to direct light, its verdant leaves may suffer from sunburn. During periods of direct light, scoot this tropical plant several feet away from any windows. 

Australis Hoya Care

Creating a good starter home for this plant is simple. Buy a 6-inch pot and fill it with neutral to slightly acidic, well-draining soil. You can make your own succulent potting mix by amending average house plant potting soil with peat moss and sand/perlite. This soil recipe should help avert fungal diseases such as root rot. 

Hoya australis does not require frequent pruning. If you choose to trim this tropical vine, however, to encourage bushier growth, it is beneficial to do so during the beginning of the growing season in spring and after the conclusion of the blooming season.

Australis Hoya does not require frequent repotting. If, however, this evergreen perennial appears to be rootbound, simply repot this succulent into a pot that is one to two inches larger than the old pot.

Watering Australis Hoya

Australis Hoya requires infrequent watering. During the growing season in spring and summer, this tropical vine will need to be watered about every 10 days. During the fall and winter months, however, the need to water will be even less frequent, about once every 14 days. To avert fungal disease, check the moisture level prior to watering. Simply insert your finger one inch below the surface of the soil. If the soil is dry, then, water. If not, then, wait a day or two and do another moisture check. 

Feeding Australis Hoya

Typically, Australis Hoya is not a voracious eater. Fertilize this evergreen with a balanced fertilizer about once every two months during the growing season, but avoid feeding this tropical vine during the fall and winter.

Australis Hoya Information

Light Exposure: Bright Indirect Light
Care Requirements: Easy
Watering Requirements: Below Average - When the top 2 inches of the soil dries out.
Pet Friendly: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Air Purifier: Moderate
Habit: Climbing
Growth Rate: Fast
Mature Height: 13-33 feet
Mature Spread: 12-18 inches
Flowering: Yes
Flower Color(s): White
Flower Shade/Description: White
Fragrant: Yes
Foliage Type:
Foliage Color(s): Green, Red
Foliage Description: Red-Hued and Turns Green As It Matures
Temperature: 65° - 80°F (18° - 27°C)
Humidity: Average (40% - 60%)
Common Name: Australis Hoya
Other Name(s): Waxvine, Honey Plant, Porcelain Flower
Scientific Name: Hoya australis
Plant Type: House Plant

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Know As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Know As:

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Know As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
   2.32-2.76 gallons

For more detailed information, please click here.

Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

For more information, please go to our Shipping & Returns page at the bottom of the website.

Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

Plant Shipping

Time of Order:

Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.

1 Review - Australis Hoya Show Reviews

  • 5
    Highly recommend!

    Posted by Gary Mackay on Jun 14, 2023

    I'm really happy with my purchase and would definitely recommend it to fellow plant enthusiasts.