Crassula ovata Gollum

Native to South Africa, this is one of the most common and recognisable Crassulas. It has thick fleshy branches and dark green trumpet-shaped leaves with red margins. It is widely used as shrubbery, indoor houseplant, and among rockery where few other plants grow. The Ogre Ears will thrive even in dry condtions making it an ideal addition to water-wise gardens, or as an indoor feature plant is a well-lit spot.

Common Names: Ogre Ears, Gollum Plant, Jade Plant

Height: Grows to about 1m tall, 1m diameter.

Light: Full sun to partial shade. Maximum green leaves with red margins in full sun.

Water: Water during the summer and spring, making sure it has good drainage. Reduce water in the winter as excess water can damage the plant.

Flowers: Produces pale pink flower clusters in the springtime.

Propagation: From stem cuttings taken during spring- autumn.

Care: Very low-maintenance plant in suitable growing conditions.