Sun: full sun to partial shade
Water: Typical water needs for a succulent
Temperature: Zone 9a from 20° F to 25° F (-6.7 ° C to -3.9° C)
Winter Survival: Not cold hardy
Propagation: leaves, stem cuttings
Flower: in the Winter.
Toxic: Can be toxic to humans and animals
Space Requirement: Indoors & Outdoors
Common Problems: Plants may rot if overwatered, pests
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Basc Care for Crassula ovata ‘Gollum’
Watering for Crassula ovata ‘Gollum’ is a simple task. It requires Typical water needs for a succulent.
Regular watering period should be every 2 weeks
Only feed this succulent during its active growing seasons which means winter. Use the right fertilizer applied in the right amounts. Applying half-strength balanced fertilizer every month or so is recommended for optimal results.
Do not fertilize during summer as the plant is dormant.
Sun & Location Requirements for "Gollum Jade, Coral Jade, Trumpet Jade"
Crassula ovata ‘Gollum’ needs full sun to partial shade in order to thrive. While this variety needs plenty of bright light, it is important not to place it in direct sunlight for extended periods of time as this can cause damage or scorching to the leaves and stems. A shadier spot with indirect light could be just what "Gollum Jade, Coral Jade, Trumpet Jade" needs.
In order to protect Crassula ovata ‘Gollum’ from freezing temperatures, it is important to provide adequate insulation and drainage. A layer of mulch or gravel will help protect the roots by keeping them warm during cold weather. In addition, protection from wind and sun exposure can help reduce the chances of frost damage.
Crassula ovata ‘Gollum’ also benefits from some indirect light throughout the day as well, so make sure you give it enough space to soak up light without becoming too exposed to heat.
Propagating succulents from leaves is an easy and cost-effective way to grow new plants. All you need are a few healthy leaves from the mother plant, some potting mix, and regular watering. After a few weeks you'll have brand new succulents that you can watch grow!
One of the easiest and most popular ways to propagate Crassula ovata ‘Gollum’ is by stem cuttings. This method involves cutting a stem from an existing succulent and planting it in soil to grow a new plant.
Crassula ovata ‘Gollum’ can be toxic when ingested. All parts of the plant, such as stems, leaves and flowers, are potentially dangerous and can cause severe reactions in humans and animals when consumed. It is important to stay aware of potential dangers and avoid contact with the succulent if possible.
Pests and Diseases
Crassula ovata ‘Gollum’ can be affected common pests and diseases like most of the other succulents such as mealybugs and Red spider mites.
If you do spot any of pest signs, you can treat your succulent using below methods.
- Mealybugs: quarantine, clean infected plants, soapy water.
- Red spider mites: Quarantine, clean your infected plants, treatment with a systemic insecticidal/soapy water.
Besides that, to prevent serious health issues from happening, keep your succulent in a well-ventilated area and check it regularly for any signs of pests or health problems.