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Crassula trumpet-shaped

Crassula ovata cv. Monstruosa (syn. Cristata, Gollum, Hobbit) – A trumpet-shaped, skimpy branched, shrubby cultivar up to 3 feet (90 cm) tall and around 2 feet (60 cm) wide, with tubular leaves that have a reddish tint. The flowers are small, star-like, and are white or pinkish-white in color. Resembling a small tree, its trunk becomes thick with age. They grow in well-drained, regularly-watered soils in bright airy conditions under a few hours of sunshine in a day, as well as in part shade. They have a superficial resemblance to Sedum rubrotinctum. They are colloquially known as spoon jade, hobbit jade, Gollum jade, ET’s fingers, finger jade, trumpet jade and as well as being likened to "Shrek's ears". 10 a a 11b.

  • Category Succulent plants
  • Families Crassulaceae
  • Genus Crassula
  • Species ovata "Hobbit"
  • Geographical Area of Origin Mediterranean Europe
  • Climatic Zones Sub-tropical, USDA 10 b (Southern Italy and islands)
  • Habit Shrub
  • Leaves Evergreen
  • Colore Foglie Verde
  • Flowering Period March / April / May / June
  • Flower Simple flower
  • Colore Fiori Rosa   Bianco
  • Favorite soil Sub-acid / medium acid / Neutral / Light sandy / Middle-Dough / Medium soil
  • Water needs Low / little water
  • Light Exposure Full light / Full sun / Medium shade / Half shade
  • Form Grown as shrub / bush
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