Gollum Jade (Crassula ovata 'Gollum') in the Crassulas Database

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Botanical names:
Crassula ovata Accepted
Crassula convoluta Synonym
Crassula argenta Synonym
Crassula portulacea Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9b -3.9 °C (25 °F) to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
Plant Height: Can grow to 4 or 5 feet if planted in the ground. They stay small in pots.
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Other: Small, star-like, white or pinkish-white, with pink stamens.
Flower Time: Late fall or early winter
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Provides winter interest
Suitable for miniature gardens
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Cuttings: Leaf
Other: Roots easily
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots


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Posted by valleylynn (Dallas, OR - Zone 8b) on Oct 22, 2011 11:42 AM

This is a very easy plant and does not require much care.
It won't do well if you over water; it is very drought tolerant.
It is a very compact plant that is considered to be a hybrid of C. x portulacea by some experts. (a supposed cross between Crassula argentea and C. lactea).
Leaves are tubular, trumpet shaped, each of them tipped with a "suction cup" and are glossy green in color with very light spotting usually with bright red leaf margins; the new growth is red.
Blooms are small, star-like, white or pinkish-white, with pink stamens.
Can be bothered by mealy bugs during the winter when it blooms.

I have not had any problems with this plant in any way.

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Plant Events from our members
skylark On August 15, 2014 Transplanted
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