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Crassula ovata ‘Gollum’ ( 1 piece )

Original price was: ₹100.00.Current price is: ₹70.00.

Crassula ovata ‘Gollum’ is a unique cultivar of the popular Jade Plant or Money Tree (Crassula ovata). It is named after the character Gollum from J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings” due to its tubular, finger-like leaves.

  • Delievery rs 99 only 
  •  Dispatch in 2-3 days
  • Country of origin: India
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  • Bare rooted plant
Estimated delivery dates: May 30, 2024 - Jun 1, 2024

Description

Crassula ovata ‘Gollum’ is a unique cultivar of the popular Jade Plant or Money Tree (Crassula ovata). It is named after the character Gollum from J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings” due to its tubular, finger-like leaves.

How to  grow and care for Crassula ovata ‘Gollum’:

  1. Light requirements: Crassula ovata ‘Gollum’ thrives in bright, indirect light. Place it near a window where it can receive several hours of sunlight each day. It can tolerate some direct sunlight, but avoid exposing it to intense, scorching rays that can cause sunburn.
  2. Temperature: This succulent prefers average room temperatures between 65°F and 75°F (18°C and 24°C). It can tolerate slightly lower temperatures, but avoid exposing it to frost or extreme cold.
  3. Watering: Crassula ovata ‘Gollum’ has low to moderate water requirements. Allow the soil to dry out partially between waterings. Stick your finger into the soil to check the moisture level. If the top inch of soil feels dry, it’s time to water. Water thoroughly, ensuring that excess water drains out of the pot. Avoid overwatering, as it can lead to root rot. During the winter months, reduce watering frequency as the plant goes into a dormant period.
  4. Soil: Use a well-draining succulent or cactus potting mix. The soil should be loose and fast-draining to prevent waterlogging. You can also create your own mix by combining regular potting soil with perlite or coarse sand to improve drainage.
  5. Fertilizer: Crassula ovata ‘Gollum’ benefits from occasional fertilization during the active growing season in spring and summer. Use a balanced, diluted succulent fertilizer once every 2-4 weeks. Follow the instructions on the fertilizer packaging for the correct dilution ratio. Reduce or cease fertilization during the dormant period.
  6. Propagation: Crassula ovata ‘Gollum’ can be propagated through stem cuttings or by leaf propagation. Stem cuttings should be allowed to dry and callus over before planting in well-draining soil. Leaf propagation involves removing healthy leaves and placing them on top of soil, making sure they make contact with the soil. New plants will eventually form at the base of the leaves.
  7. Pruning: Pruning is not usually necessary for Crassula ovata ‘Gollum’. However, you can trim back any leggy or unruly growth to maintain a more compact shape. Use clean, sharp scissors or pruning shears and make clean cuts just above a leaf node.
  8. Pests and diseases: Crassula ovata ‘Gollum’ is generally resistant to pests and diseases. However, keep an eye out for common succulent pests such as mealybugs and scale insects. If you notice any signs of infestation, isolate the affected plant and treat it with an appropriate organic insecticide or by wiping the pests off with a cotton swab dipped in rubbing alcohol.

Remember to observe your Crassula ovata ‘Gollum’ regularly and adjust your care routine as needed. With proper attention to light, water, and temperature requirements, your unique succulent should thrive and display its characteristic tubular leaves.

 

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