Hoya Obovata

cyclonenatDecember 4, 2010

Just bought a Obavata are they easy to grow it was reasonable size too.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a

Yeah, I think they're easy.
Stiff, heavy plant with long internodes.

Josh

    Bookmark   December 5, 2010 at 12:05AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
ladygreensleeves

I have the H.Obovata, H.obovata 'speckled', H.obovata variegated, and H.obovata x carnosa and none of them have given me any problems.

    Bookmark   December 5, 2010 at 9:37PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
cyclonenat

will add pics when it stops raining

    Bookmark   December 6, 2010 at 12:53AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
pirate_girl(Zone7 NYC)

LadyGreensleeves,

I had a plain Obovata for a number of years & just loved it; one of my favorites. I hope to get a replacement. May I pls. ask where you got such an assortment of Obovatas? I thought it came as speckled & plain, I hadn't yet heard it now came in variegate. I'd love to get one of those too.

    Bookmark   December 6, 2010 at 1:07AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
denise_gw(5)

Karen,

I've seen photos of the variegated obovata but have never seen it available except on eBay, and you know how high they can go there! I got the obovata x. carnosa from Carol last year and it's a really nice plant. It picked up the best characteristics from both plants - the leaves are round, but less succulent, but what's really nice is that the stems are thin and trainable like carnosa, so it can be grown compact.

Denise in Omaha

    Bookmark   December 6, 2010 at 10:13AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
ladygreensleeves

Hi Karen,

I got the variegated obovata just last month on eBay,for what I thought was a resonable price of $12.50....the obovata x carnosa came in a trade as did the speckled obovata. My plain one I think I got from Gardino's. It's large enough for a cutting and has bloomed several times. If you would like remind me early this coming spring and I will root a cutting for you.

Regina

    Bookmark   December 6, 2010 at 12:30PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
cyclonenat

here are the pics

    Bookmark   December 6, 2010 at 4:51PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a

Could this be a hybrid, perhaps?
It is lovely, but it looks more pliant than mine.
Maybe just because it's young.

Thanks for the pics.

Josh

    Bookmark   December 6, 2010 at 5:04PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
cyclonenat

Im not sure it was labelled at the shop as obovata so yeah stupid shops always cut the vines off, its probably in shock a bit at the moment coz it was in a warm shop now its outside lol

    Bookmark   December 6, 2010 at 5:17PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
cpawl(8)

Hi
I could be wrong but it dose not look like obovata but maybe australis.My obovata has more round leaves but like josh said maybe its still young.

Cindy

    Bookmark   December 6, 2010 at 8:01PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
denise_gw(5)

I think that's australis ssp. tenuipes. If I was forced to choose between obovata and australis ssp. tenuipes, I'd choose the australis. It's not as common and it's a tidier grower. Though I'll suggest you should grow it against a trellis because it wants to climb like crazy!

Denise in Omaha

    Bookmark   December 6, 2010 at 8:33PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
ladygreensleeves

I have to agree....looks more like an australis and will need a trellis or something to climb on.

Regina

    Bookmark   December 6, 2010 at 9:25PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
cyclonenat

What about this one?

    Bookmark   December 6, 2010 at 9:51PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Here we go (again!!!)
Just put in a huge order with Epiphytica. Lol. I swear,...
aurorawa
Hoya australis ssp. australis
My australis ssp. australis is in dire need of a good...
denise_gw
Care instructions for ...
Can someone give me water/light/heat instructions for...
Diana_Gale
Will a hoya cutting grow without the "tip"
Hi just recently acquired some hoya cuttings.. a lacunosa...
bkempress
In search of Shooting Star
Hi Everyone - I am just getting into Hoyas and I would...
Houndhome
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™