Just bought a Obavata are they easy to grow it was reasonable size too.
Yeah, I think they're easy.
Stiff, heavy plant with long internodes.
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.
will add pics when it stops raining
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.
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
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.
here are the pics
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.
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
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.
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!
I have to agree....looks more like an australis and will need a trellis or something to climb on.
What about this one?