Botanical name: Crassula Ovata Gollum
Common name: Ogre Ears, Shrek's Ears,Gollum Jade
You can leave me to bathe in the sun. I'm easy. (Novice)
If you've seen Shrek, this plant basically looks like his ears, hence the name. Clusters of long, tubular succulent leaves lead to a almost suction-cup like tip with red edges.
A slower grower overall, but over many years, it could reach 2 - 3ft. Oh. My. God.
Bright light is best for these little ears to thrive. East, West and South facing windows are ideal. In shaded areas, the plant will keep a deeper shade of green. While in brighter light, the colour will lighten to a bright green and the red edging will be more pronounced.
These succulents are easy care, and require very minimal watering. Give it a good, thorough water and then allow the soil to completely dry out in between waterings.
A well-draining cactus soil is ideal for Coral Jade. Mixing in added perlite, coarse sand or bark mulch for quick drainage is an added bonus.
Pets: Toxic. Keep away from curious critters*
*According to the ASPCA
Coral Jade 4"
This Coral Jade comes in 4" plastic growers pot.
*All plants vary, and may not be exactly as pictured.