Crassula ovata 'Gollum'

Crassula ovata ‘Gollum’

  • Botanical name: Crassula ovata 'Gollum'
  • Family: Crassulaceae
  • Plant Type: Cactus or succulent, Houseplant, Evergreen
Foliage colour:

Green

Crassulas are succulent sub-shrubs with small pink or white flowers. Native to South Africa and Mozambique, they are commonly grown as houseplants in cooler regions.

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Crassula ovata ‘Gollum’ is an unusual plant with tubular, trumpet shaped leaves. It looks like a small tree, and the branching trunk becomes thick with age. It can reach up to 80cm tall and is a good specimen for bonsai. It may produce clusters of small, star-like, white or pinkish-white, with pink stamens in winter.

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Grow in pots indoors in bright, airy conditions, in cactus compost. Water sparingly and feed fortnightly with a balanced liquid fertiliser. Reduce watering in autumn.

How to grow Crassula 'Gollum'

  • Plant size

    80cm height

    40cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, east facing, west facing

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Tender
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy

Crassula 'Gollum' and wildlife

Crassula 'Gollum' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Crassula 'Gollum' poisonous?

Crassula 'Gollum' can be toxic.

Toxic to:

Toxic to Cats

Toxic to Dogs

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

Plants that go well with Crassula 'Gollum'