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Crassula ovata ‘Hobbit’ – Hobbit Jade Plant, Finger Jade

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Scientific Name

Crassula ovata (Miller) Druce ‘Hobbit’

Common Names

Hobbit Jade Plant, Finger Jade, Jade Plant, Jade Tree, Money Tree, Organ Pipe Jade Plant, Crassula Hobbit

Synonyms

Crassula ovata ‘Monstruosa’, Crassula argentea ‘Hobbit’, Crassula portulacea ‘Hobbit’

Scientific Classification

Family: Crassulaceae
Subfamily: Crassuloideae 
Genus: Crassula

Description

Crassula ovata ‘Hobbit’ is a small branched, shrubby succulent, up to 3 feet (90 cm) tall and up to 2 feet (60) wide, with interesting leaves, up to 2 inches (5 cm) long. This is a very similar cultivar to the Crassula ovata ‘Gollum’, but while the cultivar ‘Golum’ has leaves that nearly tubular, the ‘Hobbit’ leaves are curled back around. The flowers are small, star-like, white or pinkish-white in color.

Crassula ovata 'Hobbit' - Hobbit Jade Finger Jade

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How to Grow and Care

The most important factors to consider when growing jade houseplants is water, light, temperature, and fertilizer. Easy to grow in container, best in full sun but will tolerate part sun. 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!

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. Mealybugs, vine weevil and aphids… – See more at: How to Grow and Care for Jade Plant (Crassula ovata).

Origin

Garden origin (Nursery produced cultivar).

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