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Crassula Ovata Ogre Ears in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Crassula ovata 'Gollum'

 

Crassula Ovata 'Ogre Ears'

Crassula are succulent, herbaceous plants. Some varieties are suitable for rock gardens in mild regions as long as the soil is well drained. The thick leaves are often covered with hair or 'meal' and the flowers are generally small in size and borne on terminal panicles. Crassulas can easily be grown from leaf cuttings. Crassula cv. 'Gollum' is a very compact plant. This is similar to the cultivar 'Hobbit' which has leaves that are curled back, while the cultivar 'Gollum' has leaves that are nearly tubular.

 
plant Features
  • Crassula Ovata Ogre Ears likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Crassula Ovata Ogre Ears likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Crassula Ovata Ogre Ears is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Crassula Ovata Ogre Ears likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Crassula Ovata 'Ogre Ears'

Latin name

Crassula ovata 'Gollum'

type

Succulent

family

Crassulaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Crassula Ovata Ogre Ears likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Crassula Ovata Ogre Ears is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Crassula Ovata Ogre Ears likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

  • Water

    Crassula Ovata Ogre Ears likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Crassula Ovata Ogre Ears is 0.60meters x 0.80meters 0.60 M 0.80 M

Crassula ovata 'Gollum'

Crassula are succulent, herbaceous plants. Some varieties are suitable for rock gardens in mild regions as long as the soil is well drained. The thick leaves are often covered with hair or 'meal' and the flowers are generally small in size and borne on terminal panicles. Crassulas can easily be grown from leaf cuttings. Crassula cv. 'Gollum' is a very compact plant. This is similar to the cultivar 'Hobbit' which has leaves that are curled back, while the cultivar 'Gollum' has leaves that are nearly tubular.


Propagation by cuttings

From Early Spring TO Late Summer

Crassulas can be grown from leaf cuttings taken in spring and summer. Pull a leaf from the main stem, leave it to dry for a day, then place it on the surface of the growing compost. The leaf will form roots and eventually, a small rosette will appear at the base. Remove and pot up the new plant when well rooted.

 

Planting

From Early Spring TO Early Summer

Crassulas need a sharply drained soil, such as 2 parts John Innes potting compost number 2 and 1 part course sand or grit. They do best on a sunny window ledge and in winter, require a minimum temperature of 7C. Repot every second year in early spring.

 
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