Hoya australis, commonly known as the Waxvine or Common waxflower is a popular plant grown for its attractive glossy foliage, and sweetly scented wax-like white flowers with cerise inner markings under the white corona. It is attractive not only because of its fragrance and waxy appearance but also because of the fact that each flower looks like a five-pointed star and the cluster of flowers also arranges itself in a star shape. Often several flower-clusters open at the same time and the fragrance can be overpowering. There are many different subspecies of Hoya australis, but the flowers are almost always the same. The long, narrow fruit contains many feathery seeds that float in the wind.