How to Grow and Caring for Hobbit Jade Plants

How to Grow and Caring for Hobbit Jade Plants -- The Hobbit Jade plant, scientifically known as Crassula ovata 'Hobbit,' is a Crassulaceae family succulent. Hobbit Jade Plant is a little specimen that may make a great highlight to small areas! It not only looks lovely, but it also needs minimal care. 

Plant Overview


The Hobbit Jade plant is a cultivar of the common Jade plant (Crassula ovata) that originated in South Africa. It's a small, slow-growing succulent with thick, meaty, spoon-shaped leaves. The leaves are tubular or finger-like in form, with extended ends that curve inward, lending them a unique hobbit-like look. 

The leaves are usually glossy green, but with enough sunshine, they may develop a red or orange edge. The plant can grow up to 1 to 3 feet (30 to 90 cm) tall and has a shrubby, branching form. This succulent grows in a compact way, with thick, woody stems that become larger as the plant ages. 

It can develop a gnarled and twisted gaze over time, adding to its unique charm. During the winter, the Hobbit Jade plant produces clusters of miniature, star-shaped blooms. The blooms have a delicate look and are generally white or pale pink in color.

Plant care


This variety of jade plant is low-maintenance, however under the right conditions and careful watering can help your plant grow.

- Light : lots of bright, direct sunlight—at least four to six hours per day

- Soil : Use ready-made potting mix designed for cacti and succulents. Or You can also make your own by blending three parts potting soil, two parts coarse sand or gravel, and two parts perlite or two parts potting soil and one part perlite.

- Water : dry out completely between waterings, anywhere from two to three weeks

- Temperature and Humidity : between 55 and 80 degrees are ideal


From Stem :

1. Choose a mature and robust Hobbit Jade plant from which to propagate cuttings.

2. Take stem cuttings from the parent plant with clean, sharp pruning shears or a knife. Look for stems that are at least 3-4 inches long and in good condition.

3. Place the stem cuttings in a dry, shady location for 2-3 days, or until the cut ends form a callus.

4. Plant the callused cuttings in a well-draining mix ideal for succulents and cacti. With your finger or a pencil, make a small hole in the dirt and carefully put the cut end of each stem cutting into the hole.

5. Using a spray bottle, lightly wet the earth surrounding the cuttings. Avoid overwatering since succulents decay if they are kept too damp. The soil should be somewhat damp but not wet.

6. Place the potted cuttings in an area with bright, indirect light. Direct sunlight should be avoided as it might damage the delicate clippings. A north or east-facing window is typically a good choice.

7. The cuttings will begin to establish roots during the next two weeks.

From Leaf :

1. Remove a full leaf off the plant's stem base with care.

2. Allow a few days for the leaf to dry or create a callus. 

3. Plant the leaf in a potting soil that drains properly. To protect the leaf from drying out, mist it on a frequent basis. 

4. You'll soon observe little roots sprouting.

How to Bloom


Lots of bright sunlight, warm days and chilly nights, as well as a period of lower temperatures and shorter days in winter, will promote blossoming. Because these plants are largely prized for their leaves, don't be alarmed if yours doesn't flower.

Pests and Diseases


Hobbit Jade plants are typically pest-resistant, however they can be damaged by common succulent pests like as mealybugs, scale insects, and spider mites on occasion. Inspect your plant on a regular basis for symptoms of infestation, such as sticky residue, small webs, or cotton-like clusters. 

If you discover pests, apply an insecticidal soap or a horticultural oil spray developed particularly for succulents to manage the infestation.


Hobbit Jade plants are relatively disease resistant, especially when properly cared for. Overwatering and inadequate air circulation, on the other hand, can cause root rot, fungal infections, and bacterial illnesses. 

To minimize these problems, make sure the soil has good drainage and avoid overwatering. Allow the soil to dry between waterings to minimize waterlogging. Providing enough air circulation and preventing overcrowding can also aid in the prevention of fungal illnesses.

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