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Apr 7, 2013 4:43 PM CST
It was a Walmart and had no label
Sure looks like it to me.
But I welcome second or third .. opinions
Apr 7, 2013 6:31 PM CST
|Hi Marilyn, I think its that crassula "Gollum" Here is a google link |
(can you tell I don't know how to make short nice links, yes even they are long winded! ) I'm Italian, what can I say???
Apr 7, 2013 7:15 PM CST
Thanks with your hint, I found two in the ATP database
Spoon Jade (Crassula ovata 'Hobbit')
Finger Jade (Crassula ovata 'Gollum')
Another site says
Gollum Jade, Trumpet Jade, Hobbit’s Pipe Jade, ET’s Finger
A succulent plant named Crassula portulacea, commonly called Horseshoe or Spoon Jade.
Recently they've been called Shrek Plant, Gollum Fingers, ET Fingers or Hobbit Plant because their dark green leaves look like fingers with reddish tips.
They are tender so will have to take their chances inside until I we warm up in the middle of May.
Apr 7, 2013 7:38 PM CST
Apr 7, 2013 9:01 PM CST
It's a gollum jade, or a hobbit jade. I forget which is which, but one has very little cups on the tips, and that's the one you have. They are also called finger jades.
Apr 7, 2013 9:04 PM CST
Thanks Andrew, I think we now have consensus that it is a jade. I will have to protect it from the cold weather for a few more weeks. Then Perhaps it will get big and bloom. Wouldn't that be fun.
Apr 7, 2013 9:52 PM CST
|Oh whoops! I loaded this page then walked away from my computer for an hour or two. I didn't know there were other replies when I posted :D|
Apr 7, 2013 9:58 PM CST
|Marilyn, I think these jades tend to be slow growing, don't know how large this one is, but mine was a 4inch pot when I got it 18months ago, and its still 4inch pot sized. Also I know there are ways to help them bloom, like keeping them "root bound" Enjoy! |
Apr 7, 2013 10:03 PM CST
Thanks, some of them are shown in databases as tree like with a single trunk. This one is just a 4 inch pot full of little tubes
that's why I thought it looked like Semp Oddity.
Apr 7, 2013 10:30 PM CST
|You're right, I think that means its "Hobbit" mine is "gollum" and is more tree like! |
Apr 8, 2013 1:25 PM CST
|I have that succulent and mine was labeled Gollum. Sticker was on the pot, not a tag in it|
Apr 8, 2013 4:34 PM CST
They don't make it easy for us do they? Seems a lot of conflicting info available.
I understand they are now doing plant DNA, but don't know where or how one would go about getting it done.
Plus the cost probably makes it impossible.
Apr 8, 2013 5:11 PM CST
|I've seen a lot of research papers that suggest that really cheap DNA tests are coming soon. I think a human one can be done for 100$. Down from several million like the Human Genome Project :D|
Apr 8, 2013 5:20 PM CST
Since I am into genealogy I and other members of my family have used the DNA products.
One for men is as low as 49.00 and a couple of others about 99.00
But I am not sure I would spend that to find out what I wanted to know about a plant unless it was really special.
This one is interesting but not particularly special.
Apr 8, 2013 6:35 PM CST
|Jennifer, if this is what your "gollum" looks like than I have mine confused!! I didn't keep the label on it, I am going by memory, which isn't a good thing! Well Marilyn, you're getting a consensus! We'll have that plant named yet! |
Apr 9, 2013 8:41 AM CST
|I have also purchased Gollum and it has been growing pretty fast so far. Mine were labeled when I purchased it.|
Apr 9, 2013 9:54 AM CST
|Nice photo Jackie.|
Apr 9, 2013 10:23 AM CST
|Thank you Lynn. They have since grown. I will upload those when I snap a new picture later. They are one of my fav's!|
Apr 9, 2013 12:57 PM CST