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Spoon Jade

Crassula ovata 'Gollum'
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POS ID: 166512
The Spoon Jade, or Finger Jade, is named for the unusual, tubular leaves with concave ends, hollowed out like spoons or alien fingers. In strong light, a red ring shows at the end of each leaf, making a colorful and unusual display. Slower-growing than typical Jade Plants, the Spoon Jade makes an outstanding container specimen anywhere and an excellent small shrub in frost-free gardens.
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Container Size:
4" container
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Quick Facts

  • Unique form and foliage
  • Easy to grow
  • Drought tolerant

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The Spoon Jade, or Finger Jade, is named for the unusual, tubular leaves with concave ends, hollowed out like spoons or alien fingers. In strong light, a red ring shows at the end of each leaf, making a colorful and unusual display. Slower-growing than typical Jade Plants, the Spoon Jade makes an outstanding container specimen anywhere and an excellent small shrub in frost-free gardens.

Weight: 2 lbs

Container Size: 4" container

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About This Plant

Type

Succulents

Leaf Color

Green

Flowering

Infrequent flowering

Mature Height

Up to 36 inches

Mature Width

Up to 24 inches

Features

Unique foliage, drought tolerant

Seasonality

Leaf Lifespan

Evergreen

Leaf Time of Year

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Plant Care Tips

Planting Instructions
Dig a hole at least twice the diameter of the root ball and 1.5 times deeper. Amend heavy soils with gravel, coarse sand, or a cactus and succulent mix to improve drainage. Return a few inches of soil mixture to the planting hole. Remove the plant from the container and gently tease out the roots on the surface of the root ball. Plant with the top of the root ball at ground level. Back-fill around the root ball with the rest of the soil mixture, gently firming it in as you go, and build a short berm of soil around the plant to create a watering basin. Water the plant thoroughly to settle the soil around the roots. Water new plants lightly but frequently to avoid rotting the roots. Check for water needs every few days to once per week. Mulch with gravel to improve drainage of water from the base of the plant.
General Care Description
Little care needed. Remove the occasional dead, shriveled leaf and prune as needed to maintain desired shape.

Effort of Care

Low

Soil Type

Fast-draining, gritty soil low in organic matter

Growth Rate

Slow

Light Needs

Full sun results in more compact and colorful growth, but plants may require light afternoon shade in hot summers.

Water Needs

Once established, water occasionally in summer, more often in extreme heat, none in winter. Plants in containers will require more frequent water.

Disease and Pests

Mealybugs, scale, and root rot from overwatering are the most common problems

USDA Hardiness Zone

10

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