A small shrubby succulent to 2 to 3 feet tall with interesting succulent green leaves that are curled back to nearly rounded, often with reddish margins. As with Jade plant this cultivar has pinkish white star-like flowers. Plant in full sun to bright shade in a well-drained soil. Cold hardy to 20 to 25 degrees C and useful as an outdoor ornamental in USDA Zones 9 to 10 and a great house plant or winter protected specimen potted plant elsewhere.
Common name(s): Hobbit Jade Plant,Finger jade,Organ Pipe jade
Flower colours: Pinkish-white
Bloom time: Winter-spring
Max reachable height: 1 to 3 feet.
Difficulty to grow: Easy to grow
Planting and care
The most important factors to consider when growing jade houseplants is water, light, temperature, and fertilizer. Easy to grow in container, best in full sun but will tolerate part sun. It need well-drained soil with a neutral pH. Water regularly form spring to autumn and allow soil to dry out before watering again.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Soil: Well-drained soil
Water: Once in a week
Temperature: 12 degrees C (54 F)
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
Caring for Crassula Hobbit
During the winter months, water only enough to keep the leaves from shriveling. Most common reason for failure is overwatering! Propagating is achieved with leaf or stem cuttings which are placed into a soil mix, then wait until they show some growth.
Before placing them in soil mix you will prevent potential problems from the sap seeping out by allowing them to dry on a windowsill, for a few days or so. Mealybugs, vine weevil and aphids
Typical uses of Crassula Hobbit
Special features: Give very week liquid fertiliser once a fortnight during the spring and summer. Do not fertilise during the rest period.
Culinary use: Leaf
Medicinal use: photosynthesis called CAMâ€“crassulacean acid metabolism