Crassula Ovata Hobbit - for sale by Succy Crafts

Crassula Ovata Hobbit

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A more diminutive variety of the jade plant, Crassula Ovata (Hobbit Jade) is a succulent plant that grows up to three feet tall. The stubby, 2-inch green leaves are tubular with curled edges and bright red tips, leading some people to compare the plant to sea coral. As with other succulents, the leaves are fleshy and filled with water, and larger plants have woody stems. The small, star-shaped flowers are white or pale pink, but they only bloom under ideal conditions. The Hobbit Jade is slow-growing but can spread up to two feet across at maturity. It will grow indoors or out, and it needs infrequent repotting as a houseplant since it likes having roots that are close together.

Native to: S. Africa

Zone: 10

Hardiness: tender soft succulent - will not tolerate frost

Recommended light conditions: partial sun

Bloomtime: Fall through Winter

Bloom Color: white

Watering Needs Indoors: Instead of giving your succulents gradual sips of water throughout the week, give them a good soaking, to the point where water runs out the drainage holes at the bottom of the pot. Be sure to empty the water that runs into the saucer, succulents do not like to sit in water. Then let the soil dry out completely before watering again.

Watering Needs Outdoors: In the Summer water your succulents every two weeks, by soaking them and letting them dry before watering again. In the Winter water your succulents once a month.

Technical Information About This Plant

  • Requires bright light for most of the day. Or constant dappled shade.
  • Best to water every 2 weeks.

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