Information about plants & gardens for Brisbane & Qld



Hoya species and cultivars

These climbing or trailing plants are popular as potted specimens all over the world. In warm climates like most of Queensland, they can be grown outdoors in a well-lit position but protected from the strongest sun.

They're well known for their preference for being pot-bound. Another important characteristic of Hoyas is their habit of flowering from the same points year after year. Don't cut off spent flowers as you risk damaging the shoot (spur) from which they'll produce flowers next time.

More information in future updates. Meanwhile, check out the links below to explore the world of hoyas further.

Where to buy Hoyas

Many garden centres stock Hoyas, although you may have to seek out specialist growers or collectors if you wish to collect rare or unusual varieties. It may also be worth asking at native plant nurseries for Australian native Hoya species

If you operate a nursery (including online and mail order nurseries) that offers Hoya plants or seeds for sale in Qld, please get in touch for information about advertising on this site.

Other Information Online

The following links are for general information and research - some species or cultivars referred to in international links may be unavailable in Australia
Hoya Garden Blog by a Brisbane Hoya enthusiast
Hoya australis var. australis At "Grow Me Instead" (an Australian website informing gardeners about safer alternatives to invasive ornamentals)
Hoya australis subsp. australis The Taxonomy Research & Information Network
Hoya australis subsp. sanae The Taxonomy Research & Information Network
Hoya australis subsp. tenuipes The Taxonomy Research & Information Network
Observations on growing Hoya macgillivrayi in Brisbane Society for Growing Australian Plants Queensland Region, Inc.
Hoya macgillivrayi The Taxonomy Research & Information Network
Hoyas - in the wild An article on Australian native Hoyas at Tropical Garden Society of Sydney website
Hoya anulata The Taxonomy Research & Information Network
Hoya pottsii The Taxonomy Research & Information Network
Hoya sussuela The Taxonomy Research & Information Network
Hoya Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Florida
The Hoya'd Fence at the Gardening Dream Inspire blog, Singapore
Don't cut your old Hoya flower stalks! Gardening with Wilson, Singapore
Heavenly Hoyas An introduction to the species of Singapore and Malaysia Nature Watch, Official Magazine of the Nature Society (Singapore)
East Asian Flora Web Interesting plants from of Singapore and Malaysia including Hoyas
Hoyas: Say A-hoy To Low-Maintenance! My Green Space, NParks, Singapore
When Roses are too Expensive, Give your Heart instead! (Hoya kerrii) Garden Voices blog, NParks, Singapore
Hoya multiflora - The Shooting Stars Hoya Gardening with Wilson, Singapore
The rewarding Hoya obscura Gardening with Wilson, Singapore

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