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Hobbit Jade (Crassula Ovata)

Regular price $15.00
Sale price $15.00

Plant Description:

Discover the enchanting world of the Hobbit Jade (Crassula Ovata), a captivating succulent that belongs to the diverse Crassula genus. With approximately 300 species, the Crassula family boasts the emerald green jade among its stars. These succulents, native to South Africa, vary from annuals to perennials, featuring herbaceous or woody characteristics, making them a versatile addition to any collection. Popularly known as Jade plant, rattlesnake tail, living coral, or string of buttons, the Crassula Ovata is a delightful choice, especially favored by J.R. Tolkien fans.

Care Tips for a Happy Crassula Ovata:

  • Light: Thrives in bright, southern-facing windows with at least six hours of direct sunlight.
  • Water: Thoroughly water, allowing the soil to dry between watering; reduce watering in cooler months.
  • Temperature: Consistent temperatures; avoid extremes, especially frost or temperatures below 30°F.

Plant Well Being Signs:

  • Leaf Drop: Underwatering; remedy by watering when the plant appears dry.
  • Yellowing Leaves, Drooping Stems, Overwatering; allow the plant to dry out and water only when completely dry.
  • Leaves Turning Red: Natural response to sunlight or stress; adjust light conditions if desired.

Pet Friendliness:

Crassula plants can be toxic to pets; keep them out of reach.

Common Pests and Problems:

  • Pests: Watch for aphids, spider mites, and mealybugs, common in indoor settings.
  • Diseases: Generally resistant; neem oil or horticultural oils can be used for pest control.

FAQs:

How long can a crassula plant live?

The lifespan of succulents, including Crassula plants, varies widely, ranging from 20 to over 100 years with proper care.

What's the difference between Crassula ovata "Hobbit" and "Gollum"?

While their tubular leaves may appear similar, "Hobbit" and "Gollum" differ in their flowering times. "Hobbit" flowers in the summer, while "Gollum" blooms in the fall or winter.

Does crassula need full sun?

Crassula prefers full sun for about six to eight hours, but excessive direct sunlight can cause sunburn. Provide afternoon shade during hot summers or ensure indirect sunlight throughout the day.

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  • Orders processed within 3-5 business days.
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At Lakewood Plant Company in Lakewood, Ohio, we stand behind the quality of our plants with a guarantee that ensures your satisfaction. Our commitment is to deliver plants that are not only beautiful but also thriving and healthy. If, for any reason, your plants do not arrive in a happy and healthy condition, we guarantee a free replacement.

To take advantage of our guarantee, simply contact us within 14 days of receiving your order and provide a photo of the plants in question. Our dedicated team is here to make sure you have a positive and successful gardening experience.

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