Crassula ovata ‘Gollum’

  • Crassula Gollum


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Crassula ovata 'Gollum'

  • Names and Synonyms:  
    Crassula convolute, Crassula portulacea, Crassula argentea
  • Common Names:  
    Gollum Jade Plant, Spoon Jade, Shrek Plant, Horseshoe Jade, Trumpet Jade, Hobbit's Pipe Jade
  • Family:  
  • Origin:  
    South Africa
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  • Cold Tolerance:  
    25 to 30°F; -3.9 to -1.1°C
  • Heat Tolerance:  
    High heat tolerance
  • Light Requirement:  
    Part shade inland to full sun along the coast. In hottest climates shade leaves during extended heat waves to avoid sun burning of leaves.
  • Water needs:  
    Drought tolerant but can take some irrigation as well.
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  • Uses:  
    Crassula ovata 'Gollum' is an excellent plant for medium-sized containers. It can also be grown as a specimen in rock, succulent or cactus gardens. A group of them grown among small boulders would attract attention. This crassula is both fire and deer resistant making it a great addition to a San Diego landscape.
  • Propagation:  
    This plant can be propagated from stem and leaf cuttings. It does not come true from seed.
  • Problems:  
    Requires well-draining soils to avoid root and stem rot.
  • Special notes:  
    Crassula ovata 'Gollum' resembles a small shrubby jade plant with interesting tubular leaves that end in a suction cup-like form. It is slow growing and with age will form a thick trunk with attractive branches that have tufts of green leaves at their tips. When the weather cools, the leaves take on a reddish tint around their ends. Like other Jade plants, Crassula ovata 'Gollum' is a tough, easy-to-grow plant. In late-winter and spring, when few other plants bloom, older plants will flower and are covered by pretty but small pinkish-white star-shaped flowers (typical of Crassulaceae). Bees and other helpful insects are attracted to the flowers. Its natural growth form and small size make it an ideal succulent 'bonsai' specimen.