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

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 8b -9.4 °C (15 °F) to -6.7 °C (20 °F)
Plant Height: 4-5 feet
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late fall or early winter
Winter
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Houseplant
Uses: Provides winter interest
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Cuttings: Leaf
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

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Celebrating Winter Interest!Celebrating Winter Interest!
By dave on February 14, 2015

Pine cones, seed heads, winter bloomers, colorful red berries, and much more! Let's kick off Winter Interest Week with a look at the most popular plants in our database that give some kind of interest to our gardens in the winter. We also introduce a new gallery option in our database for winter interest, with bonus acorns this week!

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Photo gallery:
Date: 2021-04-09
By Corber
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Location: Mississauga, Ontario, Canada - near Lake Ontario, zone 6aDate: 2013-06-26
By tinpins
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Location: My garden in SoCal.Date: 2018-12-20
By _Bleu_
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Date: 2021-02-09Close up of young ‘ET’s Finger’
By Corber
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Location: Brusnwick Georgia zone 8bDate: 2014-01-28
By jeffgreen
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By piksihk
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Date: 2021-04-20
By Corber
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Date: 2021-02-20
By Corber
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Location: Gause, TexasDate: 2020-03-06In 15" pot on porch at our rural getaway cabin, Central TX
By Peggy8b
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Location: At our garden - Tracy, CADate: 2011-10-16
By tarev
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Date: 2015-02-09
By Paul2032
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Location: My garden in Warrenville, SCDate: 2016-07-19
By scflowers
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Location: Fountain, FloridaDate: 2020-05-16
By gingin
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Location: At our garden - Central Valley area, CADate: 2012-05-22Crassula ovata 'Gollum' in late Spring 2012
By tarev
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Location: Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory, Baltimore, MarylandDate: 2017-02-01
By csandt
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Location: LouisvilleDate: 2020-03-14
By CatKitty
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Date: 2021-05-27
By Corber
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Date: 2012-05-20
By jojoe
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Location: At our garden- San Joaquin County, CADate: 2013-08-21Photo update of my Crassula Ovata Gollum - August 2013
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Location: At our garden - San Joaquin County, CADate: 2014-05-20 -Spring SeasonPhoto update of my C. ovata 'Gollum' Spring 2014
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Date: 2015-02-09
By Paul2032
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Location: Jefferson County, TexasDate: February 22, 2016
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Location: Longwood Gardens Conservatory, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania USADate: 2018-01-29
By csandt
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Date: 2021-05-23
By Corber
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Date: 2014-02-21
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Location: In my garden - San Joaquin County, CADate: 2014-03-05A tiny Crassula ovata 'Gollum' grown in a cup with oyster shell
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Date: 2015-02-09
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Photo Courtesy of Mountain Crest Gardens. Used with Permission.
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Date: 2021-05-13Emerging growth on an E.T’s finger prop
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Location: In our garden - San Joaquin County, CADate: 2016-11-04 - Fall SeasonCrassula ovata 'Gollum' cutting with new growth formation
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Macro image of C. ovata prop
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Photo Courtesy of Mountain Crest Gardens. Used with permission.
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Comments:
Posted by valleylynn (Oregon City, 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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Posted by Deebie (midstate South Carolina - Zone 8a) on Sep 19, 2018 4:45 PM

I love this plant, as it is so easy to care for. It does well in full sun in my zone 8a covered porch, which does provide some shade from the late afternoon hot sun. It stays in its clay pot outdoors, unless freezing weather is predicted.

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Plant Events from our members
skylark On August 1, 2020 Cuttings took
many cuttings from june 1 rooted
skylark On August 15, 2014 Transplanted
split off smaller trunk into a sep pot.
wilmarosebud On August 24, 2018 Obtained plant
August 24, 2018: Obtained plant (Received plant from Mountain Crest Gardens)
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