My First Hoya australis Blooms!

There has been a large hole in my Hoya growing resume to this point and that has been the absence of Hoya australis. The reason for this is that when I first started out with Hoya about 15 years ago, I knew nothing of Hoya culture, and I lost a couple of australis by over watering and simply never went back to them.

Fast forward to this summer and my good friend Robert from Colorado remedied my lack of australis by having Ted Green send me two different cuttings from Hawaii. I received two different clones: Hoya australis ssp. Oramicola and H. australis var Tonga. The flowers of H. australis ssp. Ormamicola are pictured below: