Hoya australis ssp. rupicola
Hoya australis ssp. rupicola is a thick, succulent vine from Australia that looks more like a succulent shrub than a standard Hoya. Built to survive the harsh conditions of dry Australian shrubland, this subspecies of Hoya australis has more succulent stems and thicker, more elongated leaves than H. australis. Preferring the cracks and crevices of rocks, it forms a small shrub in bright light and scrambles across the rocky landscape in the shade. (The name rupicola means "rock-loving.") Check out these photos from the plant in situ.
• Light: Perfect for bright light. Direct light okay.
• Water: Water when the substrate feels lightweight and dry to the touch. This plant is sensitive to overwatering.
• Considerations: Use a well-draining soil, and select a planter with drainage. Read our Hoya Care Guide for more information.
WHAT TO EXPECT
You'll get a healthy Hoya australis ssp. rupicola that meets our rigorous quality standards in a 4" nursery pot. No two plants are alike, and yours will have its own unique shape, size and personality; expect this natural variation from the photos.
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