Crassula ovata 'Hobbit'
Hobbit Jade, Hobbit Jade Plant, Finger Jade, Jade Plant, Jade Tree, Money Tree, Organ Pipe Jade Plant, Crassula Hobbit
Crassula ovata 'Monstruosa', Crassula argentea 'Hobbit', Crassula portulacea 'Hobbit'
Crassula ovata 'Hobbit' is a small shrubby succulent with interesting green leaves with tips that turn red in direct sun. It grows up to 3 feet (90 cm) tall and up to 2 feet (60) wide. Leaves are thick, fleshy, and up to 2 inches (5 cm) long. This cultivar is very similar to Crassula ovata 'Gollum', but while 'Gollum' has nearly tubular leaves, the leaves of 'Hobbit' are curled back around. Flowers are small, star-shaped, white or pinkish-white, and appear from mid-winter to early spring.
USDA hardiness zone 10a to 11b: from 30 °F (−1.1 °C) to 50 °F (+10 °C).
How to Grow and Care
Many people enjoy growing Jade Plants in their homes and offices, which are considered symbols of good luck. But you do not need to be lucky to learn the Jade Plant's proper care and maintenance. The most important factors to consider when growing Jade Plants is water, light, temperature, and fertilizer.
Easy to grow in a container, best in full sun but will tolerate part sun. It needs well-drained soil with a neutral pH. Water regularly from spring to fall and allow the soil to dry out before watering again. During the winter months, water only enough to keep the leaves from shriveling. The most common reason for failure is overwatering.
Jade Plant can be propagated from leaves or stem cuttings. Leaf cuttings are the easiest to perform but have a higher chance of failing compared to stem cuttings.
Learn more at How to Grow and Care for a Jade Plant.
This succulent is a cultivar of Crassula ovata.
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