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Basic Info

Crassula Ovata also known as the ‘Gollum Jade’. As the plant matures you can expect it to reach up to 30 cm (12″) tall and about 30 cm (12″) in diameter. The plant is best known to be bright green in tubular shape often with red tips.

Scientific Classification

Family: Crassulaceae
Subfamily: Crassuloideae
Genus: Crassula

Care and Propagation Information


Crassula Ovata ‘Gollum Jade’ can be quite beautiful when it is well-taken care off. This succulent type needs less watering than other succulents. The watering method is very important to keep your Gollum Jade healthy. It should not sit on the water, and an excess amount of water should be avoided. The best way of watering is soak and dry method this Crassula Ovata ‘Gollum Jade’. Yet, the succulent should be controlled to avoid overwatering.

General Care for Crassula Ovata ‘Gollum Jade’

This succulent type looks great on your table if you place it in a nice looking container. Look at the green tubes with a red circle, its perfect. It is a nice addition to your outside garden!

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Quick Facts:

  • Prefers full sun
  • Can be grown outdoor and indoor
  • Grows 30 to 85 cm (or 3 ft)
  • Grows up to 30 to 60 cm (or 12 -23 inches) wide
  • Can die easily if overwatered see: How to Water Succulent Plants
  • Does not handle cold well
  • Prefers zone 9a -6°C (or 20°F)
  • Best propagated by stem cuttings
  • Generally known to be toxic to people and animals.
  • Known to be dormant during the summer

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Where to Plant

Crassula Ovata ‘Gollum Jade’ succulents need strong light. When planting this Gollum Jade type in a garden, make sure it gets sunlight. Full to partial sun is the best for its growth. It is better to grow outdoor rather than indoor.

This type of succulent prefers a warm climate. It can survive at zone 9a which is around -6°C (or 20°F). If you live in a cold area, it is better to plant Crassula Ovata ‘Gollum Jade’ in an indoor environment. As long as it gets enough sunlight, the plant will grow happily.

How to Propagate Crassula Ovata ‘, Gollum Jade’

Crassula Ovata ‘Gollum Jade’ can be propagated by leaves and cuttings. The first-time repotting is essential when it is bought from the store.

Like all the other succulent types, a well-drained soil mixture is essential. If you want to know about well-drained soil mixtures, check How to Prepare Well-drained Soil for Succulent Plants.


When propagating Crassula ovata ‘Gollum Jade’ with leaves. (Learn How to Propagate Succulents in detail here.) You should get a leave carefully from the mother plant. It should be a healthy leave that has no part left on the stem. In this way, the propagation will work. Before replanting, wait for a few days to allow it to callous. Use well-draining soil for your new succulent plant. Don’t forget to water when the soil dries out.


When propagating this succulent from cuttings, cut a leaf from the mother plant carefully with a clean knife or scissors. Before replanting, wait for a few days to allow it to callous. Use well-draining soil for your new succulent plant. Don’t forget to water when the soil dries out.

Origin and Habitat

Crassula Ovata (or ‘Gollum Jade’) is known to be is the cultivar of Crassula Ovata.