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Hoya Obovata

Posted by cyclonenat New Zealand (My Page) on
Sat, Dec 4, 10 at 23:19

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


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

Josh


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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.


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will add pics when it stops raining


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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.


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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


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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


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here are the pics

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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


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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


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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


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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


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

Regina


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What about this one?

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