- Hoya australis 'Bordvare Tricolour'
Hoya australis 'Bordvare Tricolour'
Caring for your new leafy green friends
Please don’t put me on or close to a radiator, the heat will dry me out.
Take me out of any ceramic pots when watering to stop my roots rotting.
I need light to survive. Please give me light!
I don’t like draughts! Keep me away from any cold spots in the house.
Hoya australis is part of the Apocynaceae family and it's native range is N. Borneo, New Guinea to SW. Pacific.
Leaves are elliptic to ovate in shape and either glabrous or occasionally very slightly pubescent. The tricolour variety has beautiful watercoloured splashed leaves with new growth appearing a deep pink.
Pot: 12cm diameter.
Foliage: Approximately 25cm from base of pot.
Featured in Alicante pot 15cm, pot not included.
Secrets to success
Temperature: Average to warm is fine, 16-24°C.
Light: Hoya australis can handle short periods hours of direct sunlight (not midday sun) and will be happiest in a bright indirectly lit spot.
Air Humidity: Average humidity is fine but to increase humidity group plants together, mist them, use a humidifier or place your plant on a watered pebble tray.
Watering: Water moderately during the growing season and reduce watering in winter. These plants are very succulent so hold on to moisture well.
Fertilising: Feed Hoya every few weeks during the growing period.
Potting mix: Hoya are epiphytes so a very light and well draining organic mix containing bark would work best. Adding some activated charcoal to the mix is also a good idea.
For further information about Hoya, check out our blog.
These plants are not known to be toxic but their sap is an irritant, keep out of reach just in case.
Delivery & Returns
Please be aware that your plant may vary from the picture as this is a living item. Variations of shape and colour are perfectly natural and to be expected. We will send you a plant as close to the picture and description as possible. The picture shown is an example of what's in stock unless stated otherwise.
Our plants are sent with a detailed care guide to help you look after them. You must provide the adequate conditions to keep them alive.
Shipping & Delivery
We can only ship within the UK. Orders from abroad cannot be fulfilled and will be cancelled & refunded.
We pack and ship all orders on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays to prevent plants waiting in transit over the weekend.
We do send all our plants via next day delivery, however couriers can sometimes take longer.
We guarantee our plants 14 day from receipt. We guarantee to send happy and healthy plants, however, it is your responsibility to care for them and we cannot be held responsible for neglect or mis care. Please send us a picture within 24 hours of receiving your plant and we'll help you out with your issue.
If returning your order, please keep all original packaging and use this to send the plant back to us. This will ensure the plant is kept as safe as possible on its return.
To allow the plant to acclimatise in its new home, there should be no repotting of the plant for a minimum of 14 days after receipt. If any plant has been repotted or a cutting has been taken then we are not able to accept returns.
We are happy to replace your plant if it is very badly damaged in transport. The loss of a leaf in transport on a healthy plant should not generally be cause for any concern. We cannot give a refund for snapped leaves.