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 8b -9.4 °C (15 °F) to -6.7 °C (20 °F)
Plant Height: 4-5 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late fall or early winter
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Provides winter interest
Suitable for miniature gardens
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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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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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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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 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)
carpathiangirl On October 19, 2018 Obtained plant
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sejod On December 24, 2018 Obtained plant
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Crassula ovata 'Gollum' by valleylynn Feb 2, 2013 6:16 PM 5
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Dying plant by Mikep2199 Nov 24, 2019 1:04 PM 2

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