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Crassula ovata ‘Hobbit'

This beautiful Crassula has green tubed leaves with bright red tips. It is a monstrose version of Crassula ovata. It does well planted in containers.  Very sensitive to over-watering, so err on the side of under-watering this species. It grows well as part of a low-light succulent garden. Watch for white flowers in the Spring.

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Quick Look:
  • Partial sun to partial shade

  • Typical water needs for a succulent – be careful not to over-water!

  • Grows up to 3 ft (30 cm to 91 cm) tall

    Grows up to 2 ft (30 cm to 60 cm) wide

  • Zone 10 (Minimum 30° F | -1.1° C)

  • Not cold hardy

  • Propagate by stem cuttings

  • Can be toxic

  • Summer Dormant

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Care and Propagation Information

General Care for Crassula ovata ‘Hobbit'

Crassula ovata ‘Hobbit' is an evergreen succulent. The tips of the green tubular leaves turn red when in full sun. You can look forward to light pink or white star-shaped flowers.


Crassula are very susceptible to over-watering, so be sure to use the “soak and dry” method and only water when the soil is completely dry.

Where To Plant

Since ‘Hobbit' Jade does well in low-light, it can be grown indoors. If growing outside, be sure to plant in an area of your garden that gets partial sun to partial shade.

Pairs well with

Crassula mesembryanthemoides

How to Propagate Crassula ovata ‘Hobbit'

Crassula ovata ‘Hobbit' is propagated by stem cuttings.


If you are taking a cutting of a ‘Hobbit' Jade, use a sterile knife or sharp scissors and cut a tube from the base of the plant. Allow the cutting to dry for several days before placing in well-draining soil. Wait to water an additional day or two, and then water using the “soak and dry” method.

Fun history

Crassula ovata ‘Hobbit' is named after the characters in J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings series. It is similar to the Crassula ovata ‘Gollum.'

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