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Crassula ovata ‘Gollum’ (Gollum Jade)

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Scientific Name

Crassula ovata ‘Gollum’

Common Names

Gollum Jade, Trumpet Jade, Hobbit’s Pipe Jade, ET’s Fingers, Jade Plant, Jade Tree, Money Tree, Finger Jade, Succulent Spoon Jade

Synonyms

Crassula ovata ‘Monstruosa‘, Crassula argentea ‘Gollum‘, Crassula portulacea ‘Gollum

Scientific Classification

Family: Crassulaceae
Subfamily: Crassuloideae 
Genus: Crassula

Description

Crassula ovata ‘Gollum’ 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 leaves that have a reddish tint. The flowers are small, star-like, white or pinkish-white in color.

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Hardiness

USDA hardiness zone 8b to 11b: from 15 °F (−9.4 °C) to 50 °F (+10 °C).

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 (Nursery produced cultivar).

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