Gollum Jade Plant
Crassula Ovata Gollum
Gollum jade, known as a Crassula ovata or money plant, is a tiny succulent bush, which grows up to 3 feet tall and diameter up to 2 feet. Gollum jade has beautiful green colour leaves.
On the tips of leaves, it has a red circle, it produces flowers in the early cooler months in the star-shaped, and they are in pinkish white colour.
The Gollum plant does not need much maintenance but keep the Gollum pretty and survive. If you take care of the Gollum, it starts appearing in a fascinating colour.
Crassula ovata or Gollum jade succulent plant is indigenous to Mozambique and South Africa; these succulent sub-shrubs are usually grown in cool areas as houseplants (bonsai tree).
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Common Care and Propagation Information
How to grow?
When you place the Gollum in sunlight, Gollum jade needs 4 hours of early morning sunlight directly every day, and the plant cannot survive long in the afternoon sun, which is scorch.
Shift the Gollum to the place of everyday shade when you observe the yellow or brown colour spots on it. Protect the plant from scorch and place them in a safe area.
Gollum grows in a pot indoors or an outdoor garden. The plant needs enough light for growing happily and no need too much light. It may cause sunburn if there is a temperature of intense heat.
It is best to place Gollum indoors near the window. If you want to put the plant indoor, be aware of the problems like scorch; slowly acclimate the sun to the plants.
How to water?
When the plant comes to water, the Gollum is sensitive and maintenance-free. The plant needs less water, do not overwater it, may cause problems. The dryness of the soil means it is time to water.
It is best to use a soil moisture meter because you will know when to water the succulent plant using this meter. Use filtered water, as they are too sensitive to salts in tap water. Avoid tap start because salt causes the plant to rot in hot situations.
Lights and Temperature
Crassula Ovata “Gollum” jade plant grows well in full sun to partial sunshine. This plant also tolerates cold temperature; that’s the reason many cold regions people grow this succulent as houseplants.
Too much sunlight causes the leaves to a darker colour. For proper vibrant colours, put the plant where it receives plenty of partial or indirect sunlight. Placing them in an east-facing window would be best if you are growing them as a houseplant.
Crassula ovata Gollum is not cold, hardy, and can only bear temperature down 30 Fahrenheit or -1.1 Celsius. If left the Gollum jade plant in the intense afternoon sunlight, then possibly it causes sunburn. For a healthy crassula jade plant, kept your succulent in temperatures between 7 to 29 Celsius or 45 to 85 Fahrenheit.
How to propagate?
In the late fall and winter months, the plant will dormant and causes the plant to cease. So reduce the watering, compared to spring and summer seasons.
When the Gollum plant came to the state of adulthood, then it is ready for propagation. It can make propagation from the leaves, but it is easy to propagate through stem cuttings. Propagation of the Gollum plant is easy.
Take the plant’s stem, which has attractive leaves, and make them dry for 2-3 days before thrusting the plant into the potting mixture. Do not keep the plant in full sunlight. Water the plant only when the soil is dried, and wait until the cuttings are rooted fully.
Gollum jade plant indoors and outdoors
A Gollum jade plant grows indoors and outdoors. The Gollum jade plant needs sufficient sunlight and water, soil with the well-draining potting mix. Gollum needs to prevent infections and much water.
Keep the plant indoor where the plant gets bright sunlight on the east-facing side of the window. It may also do well in the south and facing side too. When the plant places in partial shade or full sunlight, the Gollum will appear in dark green.
If the Gollum jade plant suffers from the drawback of light, then move the plant to a brighter area. If the plant behind to stretch out and leggy, it means it is a lack of light.
The Gollum plant cannot sustain the poor lighting for an extended period. The Gollum jade plant does best in the zones of light shade to full sun. The plant cannot bear the full sun. The plant needs bright sun to grow plants to protect from sunburn.
It is best to habituate the plant by slowly increasing the amount of sunlight. The plants, rather than the afternoon sun, afford early morning sunlight. You can begin with the exposure of the morning sun to the plant.
Fertilizer needs are not necessary every time, but if you want your plant to get proper nutrition to blooms the flowers fast. Then, there is no harm in giving a little bit of fertilizer.
Although fertilizer helps the plant to bloom flowers fast, it is still vital for overall plant growth. It would be good; if you fertilize your plant in the spring or summer season. If your plant gets a good amount of nutrition in the active growing seasons, then the possibility of blooming the flower will increases.
Benefits of Gollum jade plant
- Jade plant has more popularity like household plants in the know days.
- It improves the indoor air purifier agent to home.
- It increases the humidity.
- Jade plant is a attract prosperity in Asian countries. Is a symbol of good luck; it is a perfect plant for using in-home and office it brings positivity to your place.
- Some medical properties added advantages to it. Many Chinese people and African tribes will use it as a bit of financial luck .these leave work as a miracle to treat wounds, headaches, stomach pain, and diabetics.
- It absorbs co2 at night. Like very few plants absorb Co2 in nature, these can grow indoors and raise the quality in dark hours.