Gollum Jade is named after the character J.R.R. Tolkien’s character Gollum. It is similar to the Crassula ovata ‘Hobbit. ‘
One may also ask, why is my Gollum Jade wrinkled?
Replace the soil with succulent and cacti soil to ensure good drainage to avoid root rot. Symptoms of Under Watering: Wrinkled leaves are the best indication of an under watered gollum jade. The leaves wrinkle and sometimes droop as a response to drought stress from not watering often enough or watering too lightly.
Herein, how do you propagate jade in the Hobbit?
You can propagate Hobbit Jade with a cutting of a leaf. Remove a full leaf at the base of the stem, and allow it to dry or callus over. Place in well draining potting soil and mist regularly to keep it from drying out. Soon you should see a tiny root system forming and your Crassula Hobbit is on its way.
Is Gollum Jade poisonous?
Is Crassula ‘Gollum‘ poisonous? Crassula ‘Gollum‘ can be toxic.
The jade plant is also commonly called a rubber plant and is very toxic to dogs, causing gastric distress, heartbeat irregularities, and depression among other symptoms.
Jade Plant Overwatering Symptoms: The symptoms of overwatering a Jade Plant are yellowing leaves, leaf drop, soft leaves and dry leaves. The soil will usually be waterlogged and the roots will show signs of root rot.
As long as the soil provides excellent drainage, it will work when growing Gollum jade. Water regularly in spring and summer, allowing soil to totally dry out before you water again. Cut back on watering in fall and water lightly and infrequently in winter.
Jade leaves could fall prematurely from being too wet or too dry, for lack of nitrogen in the soil or for need of more sunlight. Quite often mealybugs attack this succulent. Remove them by hand, using a cotton swab dipped in alcohol; repeat treatment once a week until there are no more bugs.
Crassula ovata ‘Gollum Jade‘ plant does best in areas that receive plenty of bright, partial sunlight. It can also tolerate full sun but needs to be acclimated to full sun in the beginning to prevent sunburn. The plant takes on a lime-green color with more sun exposure. When kept in the shade, it stays a deeper green.
If you feel that the soil is completely dry, then it’s time for watering. Otherwise, don’t water it. Using a soil moisture meter will be a big help you determine when to water your Gollum Jade.
Prune the jade plant just above one of the brown rings around a stem, called a leaf scar, with sharp pruning shears or a sharp knife. Two new stems will sprout at the pruning site, so select the stem to prune based on where you want the jade plant to be thicker and fuller.
You can help the Jade plant to grow a thicker trunk by pruning back the plant. You may leave a few leaves on it, but prune back the plant as much as you can. To the first pair of leaves on each branch for example. This way you can keep it shorter and it will focus more on making its trunk thicker.
To prune your jade properly:
- Look for a ‘leaf scar’, or the brown rings around a stem.
- Prune with a sharp pair of pruning shears.
- Two new stems will grow from the area that you pruned, causing your plant to grow bushier.
- Be careful not to over-prune your jade.