Identify indoor plant: Crassula “Ovata Gollum”

Can u help identify this plant? I bought it from a flea market and was told it’s an indoor plant. Can you advise how to take care of it? I googled and also searched your entire catalogue. Still can’t identify it! Thanks!

Hi Ven,


Your plant is a Crassula ovata gollum.  ‘Gollum’ unlike the usual Jade Plant has tubular green leaves that become tinted red along their concave tips when weather becomes cooler. Small star-like white or pinkish flowers appear from spring to fall. Mature specimens are very compact, so this is a good choice for smaller containers and garden spaces.

Jade plants like very bright indirect light. These are succulent plants that have the ability to store water in their leaves, stems and roots. Water well and then allow the soil to dry out before watering again. Over- watering causes the leaves to fall off and the stems to become soft and mushy.

Feed every 2 weeks from the end of June through August with a liquid fertilizer that has been diluted to ½ the recommended strength. Feed monthly in April, May, and June. Do not feed at all  October-March. I like to use a plant food designed for succulent plants.

You can read all my care tips for a Jade plant in the Popular Houseplant section of the website.