Cordyline Obtecta

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targui
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Cordyline Obtecta

Post by targui » Thu Oct 04, 2012 7:57 pm

This Cordyline is native to the Islands just to the north of New Zealand, and Norfolk Island further north and
to the west. It is probably nearly as hardy as Cordyline Australis but grows naturally in a complete maritime
situation.
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Re: Cordyline Obtecta

Post by flounder » Thu Oct 04, 2012 8:25 pm

Thats a very tidy looking plant. Have to keep my eyes open for one. Of course a friendly kiwi could go on a seed collecting trip :wink:
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Re: Cordyline Obtecta

Post by Adrian » Thu Oct 04, 2012 8:43 pm

Down to my last one now but had a great clump a couple of years ago, mines known as green goddess but its the same plant
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Re: Cordyline Obtecta

Post by MikeC » Fri Oct 05, 2012 2:26 pm

I've got three small Cordyline Kaspar which I believe is the same as Obtecta.

What's noticeable about them is how deep green they are.


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Re: Cordyline Obtecta

Post by targui » Fri Oct 05, 2012 9:07 pm

Cordyline Kaspar is synonymous with Obtecta. Kaspar was renamed Obtecta when it was found to be
the same as the species at Norfolk island which was classified as Obtecta.


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Re: Cordyline Obtecta

Post by Tom2006 » Fri Oct 05, 2012 10:31 pm

Wonderful looking Cordy!!....I sooooooo need to get back to NZ for the holiday!
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Re: Cordyline Obtecta

Post by Rod » Fri Oct 05, 2012 10:39 pm

MikeC wrote:I've got three small Cordyline Kaspar which I believe is the same as Obtecta.

What's noticeable about them is how deep green they are.
There are different varieties of obtecta - I have 3x types which all show significant variation in leaf shape, texture, colour and form.
Also trunk thickness is very different.
They also have different hardiness levels. But all of them are more tender than C. australis
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