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Crassula ovata ‘Gollum’ f. variegata – Variegated Gollum Jade

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Scientific Name

Crassula ovata ‘Gollum’ f. variegata

Common Names

Variegated Gollum Jade, Variegated Trumpet Jade, Hobbit’s Pipe Jade, ET’s Fingers

Synonyms

Crassula argentea ‘Gollumf. variegata, Crassula portulacea ‘Gollum‘ f. variegata

Scientific Classification

Family: Crassulaceae
Subfamily: Crassuloideae 
Genus: Crassula

Description

Crassula ovata ‘Gollum‘ f. variegata is a small evergreen, sparingly branched, shrubby succulent, up to 3 feet (90 cm) tall and up to 2 feet (60) wide, with interesting tubular variegated leaves. The flowers are small, star-like, white or pinkish-white in color.

Crassula ovata 'Gollum' f. variegata - Variegated Gollum Jade

Photo via gardenweb.com

How to Grow and Care

Easy to grow in container, best in full sun but will tolerate part sun. If you can provide a few hours of sunshine a day your going to have a happy plant. It need well-drained soil with a neutral pH. Water regularly form spring to autumn and allow soil to dry out before watering again. During the winter months, water only enough to keep the leaves from shriveling. Most common reason for failure is overwatering! Feed each week or two (maybe less) with a weak or diluted liquid fertilizer. Fertilizer made for succulents may be your best bet, that does not need to be a high strength type.

Propagating is achieved with leaf or stem cuttings which are placed into a soil mix, then wait until they show some growth. Before placing them in soil mix you will prevent potential problems from the sap seeping out by allowing them to dry on a windowsill, for a few days or so… – See more at: How to Grow and Care for Jade Plant (Crassula ovata).

Origin

Garden origin.

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