Introducing the exquisite Hoya australis ssp. tenuipes 'Lisa' a captivating and highly sought-after plant that will bring a touch of beauty to any indoor space. The Hoya 'Lisa' is known for its unique foliage, featuring elongated, lance-shaped leaves that are speckled with creamy-white variegation. With its trailing vines and compact growth habit, this Hoya variety is perfect for hanging baskets or trailing down shelves, creating a stunning display that is sure to impress plant enthusiasts.
Light: The Hoya 'Lisa' thrives in bright, indirect light. Place it near a window where it can receive filtered sunlight throughout the day. While it can tolerate lower light conditions, providing it with ample light will encourage healthy growth and vibrant variegation.
Temperature: This plant prefers warm temperatures ranging from 65°F to 85°F (18°C to 29°C). Protect it from drafts and sudden temperature changes, as it is sensitive to extreme fluctuations.
Watering: Allow the top inch of the soil to dry out before watering. The Hoya 'Lisa' is a succulent plant, so it is important not to overwater. During the growing season (spring and summer), water the plant thoroughly and let excess water drain away. In the winter, reduce watering frequency as the plant enters its resting phase.
Humidity: While the Hoya 'Lisa' can tolerate average humidity levels, it will appreciate slightly higher humidity. You can increase humidity by placing a tray filled with water near the plant or by using a humidifier. Misting the leaves occasionally can also help maintain the desired humidity.
Soil: Well-draining soil is essential for the Hoya 'Lisa.' A mixture of potting soil, perlite, and orchid bark is recommended to ensure proper drainage. This will prevent the roots from sitting in excess moisture, which can lead to root rot.
Fertilizer: Feed the plant with a balanced liquid fertilizer diluted to half strength once every month during the growing season. Avoid fertilizing during winter when the plant is in its resting phase.
Pruning: Pruning is not necessary for the Hoya 'Lisa,' but you can trim any yellow or damaged leaves to maintain its aesthetic appeal. Additionally, you can train the vines along a support or trellis to control its growth and create an attractive display.
Propagation: Propagating the Hoya 'Lisa' is possible through stem cuttings. Take a healthy cutting with at least two leaf nodes, allow it to callus for a few days, and then place it in a well-draining potting mix. Keep the soil lightly moist until new roots develop.
With its unique variegated foliage and trailing vines, the Hoya 'Lisa' is a stunning addition to any plant collection. Its low-maintenance nature, combined with its captivating appearance, makes it a favorite among plant enthusiasts of all levels of experience.