Crassula ovata 'Gollum'

Crassula ovata ‘Gollum’

  • Botanical name: Crassula ovata 'Gollum'
  • Family: Crassulaceae
  • Plant Type: Cactus or succulent, House plant, Evergreen
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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.


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.


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'