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Posted 2M ago by @RegalJuniper

Help this poor thing, I'm a bad plant mum

So, I've had this plant since 2018, got it at a Tesco, didn't have a clue what kind of plant it was, but it had a metal climbing trellis and I just assumed it would be a climbing plant.

I don't know how this thing is still alive as I often forget to water it, but it's going strong. I'm just wondering if there is a better way for it to be potted? It has so many segments and they all just end up falling down. Starting to think it's more of a hanging plant then a climbing one.

I've also only just found out what kind of plant it is and that it's supposed to flower?! Never seen it do that 😨 #Hoya #Samoanwaxplant #HoyaAustralis #badplantmum
11” pot with drainage
Last watered 3 months ago
You have a GREAT PLANT! I think yours is a Hoya Australis and Hoyas are AMAZING and they TOTALLY don't mind going without water for a while. πŸ˜†

This is a climbing plant (usually with help- clips, ties, or twining it around a pole to get it started) but it also hangs. It just doesn't have the strength to stand up on its own without support.

If you've had it in the same pot since 2018, I would consider repotting it in a pot that it about 2in /5cm in diameter larger.

repotting with new soil should give it a little boost of nutrients and THAT might help it bloom!

I thought I'd NEVER see any of my Hoyas bloom, but I went through a neglectful-phase and BAM!! Blooms on SO MANY HOYAS!

Just be patient: it'll happen. ☺️ I'm so glad you found Greg, April!! Your plant is AMAZING!
Wow, wow wow 🀩 what a plant!! Your Hoya is gorgeous πŸ₯°. Whatever you’ve been doing definitely works! And Yes πŸ™Œ to all things @sarahsalith says. Hoyas do seem to thrive on very little water for their size πŸ€ͺ. I’ve got 2 in full bloom right now. And the fragrance is lovely 😊
🀩 it’s so beautiful!!