Hoya australis subsp. sanae (Bailey) K.D.Hill

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Another subspecies of Hoya australis. Very much like Hoya pubescens but the leaves are glabrous on top and only slightly pubescent on the back side. Tolerates to run dry for longer periods as the leaves retain water very well.

I recieved this one as Hoya australis subsp. rupicola. It did not take long to realize that the plant did not fit the description saying it should be a sturdy non-twiner, which is just about the opposite to this species.

Subspecies or variations:
Information and photos of variations in Hoya australis in my collectionInformation and photos of various Hoya australis in my collection
Light, but no sunlight

Likes light but should not be exposed to sunlight. A protected window facing west is good.


Intermediate species. Tolerates short exposure to temperatures no less than 10°C. Best grown in a regular room temperature of 20-25°C.

Flower size: 12 mm Ø

Leaf size:

Growth: Climbing

Scent: Perfume

Section: Pterostelma

Origin: Australia

Author: (Bailey) K.D.Hill

Publication: Telopea 3(2): 251 (1988):.


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