Hobbit Jade Plant
Crassula ovata 'Hobbit'
Hobbit Jade Plant
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Height: 24 inches
Spacing: 10 inches
Brand: Proven Winners
A compact variety with unusual curled, tubular leaves with spoon-like tips brushed with red; very drought-tolerant and does well in poor soils; pink flowers in fall; an excellent choice for bright indoor areas
Features & Attributes
Hobbit Jade Plant is bathed in stunning corymbs of pink star-shaped flowers at the ends of the branches from early to late fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its attractive succulent narrow leaves emerge light green, turning green in color with prominent red tips throughout the year.
This is a multi-stemmed evergreen houseplant with an upright spreading habit of growth. This plant can be pruned at any time to keep it looking its best.
Planting & Growing
When grown indoors, Hobbit Jade Plant can be expected to grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 12 inches. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years. This houseplant will do well in a location that gets either direct or indirect sunlight, although it will usually require a more brightly-lit environment than what artificial indoor lighting alone can provide. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and may die if left in standing water for any length of time. This plant should be watered when the surface of the soil gets dry, and will need watering approximately once each week. Be aware that your particular watering schedule may vary depending on its location in the room, the pot size, plant size and other conditions; if in doubt, ask one of our experts in the store for advice. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in poor soil. Contact the store for specific recommendations on pre-mixed potting soil for this plant. Be warned that parts of this plant are known to be toxic to humans and animals, so special care should be exercised if growing it around children and pets.
There are many factors that will affect the ultimate height, spread and overall performance of a plant when grown indoors; among them, the size of the pot it's growing in, the amount of light it receives, watering frequency, the pruning regimen and repotting schedule. Use the information described here as a guideline only; individual performance can and will vary. Please contact the store to speak with one of our experts if you are interested in further details concerning recommendations on pot size, watering, pruning, repotting, etc.
-- THIS IS A HOUSEPLANT AND IS NOT MEANT TO SURVIVE THE WINTER OUTDOORS IN OUR CLIMATE --