Hoya australis ‘Lisa’ is an excellent Hoya. It is one of many subspecies of Hoya australis, and in my opinion the best.
The heavily variegated leaves are perhaps the prettiest of all the Hoya varieties. In strong light, this Hoya will produce lovely blooms, but the foliage really can suffer. It will soon recover though, so is worth the short term leaf loss.
The leaves are a feature in their own right, but it has a very strong scent too. I can’t get enough of the heady fragrance, but I have been told by non-addicts that it can be a little too much.
The flowers are pale, bordering on white, with red centres. In comparison to the foliage the flowers appear insignificant, but the scent compensates extremely well.
Hoya australis ‘Lisa’ is a must for your collection. It will reward you for years to come.
Like many Hoya, the leaves of Hoya australis ‘Lisa’ emerge tinged with red if kept in good light. They revert to the classic variegation in time.
Hoya australis ‘Lisa’ is easy to grow. As the name suggests, this tough little plant originates from Australasia.