Curious knowing about the Tolkien Jade Plant Types that you can grow indoors? This post will help you!
Jade is a popular houseplant known for its resilient nature and remarkable appearance. Its mutated branches were propagated to give birth to new varieties called the Tolkien group of Jade plants. ‘Hobbit’ and ‘Gollum‘ inspired by the characters in ‘Tolkien Legendarium,’ from J. R. R. Tolkien’s series of fantasy books.
Here are some best Jade varieties you can grow
Characteristics of Tolkien Group of Jade Plants
Varieties of Jade belonging to the Tolkien Group have the following characteristics:
- Cylindrical and tapering flat leaves
- Glossy green and bright red tips
- Smaller than regular Crassula ovata plants
Tokien Group of Jade Plants
Here are some of the most popular members of this classic group:
Botanical Name: Crassula ovata ‘Hobbit’
Also known as Finger Jade, this compact specimen is a slow-growing succulent. Its stubby nature and tubular bright light green leaves match well with its light pink flowers.
Botanical Name: Crassula ovata ‘Gollum’
Gollum looks very similar to the Hobbit but has a more stubby, finger-shaped foliage. The tubular leaves have red tips, and the plant also grows pink-white flowers in winter.
Botanical Name: Crassula ovata ‘Ladyfingers’
Ladyfinger is a beautiful Jade plant variety with finger-like cylindrical leaves having red tips. It pairs well with other varieties of succulents and is also very easy to grow.
4. Coral Jade
Botanical Name: Crassula ovata ‘Green Coral’
Coral jade is a fascinating houseplant known for inviting financial prosperity indoors. Also known as the Friendship tree, it boasts bright green glossy leaves and thick wooden stems.
5. Skinny Fingers
Botanical Name: Crassula ovata ‘Skinny Fingers’
Skinny Fingers or simply ET Finger Jade is a terrific succulent for adorning any space. It features dark green fleshy leaves and grows steadily with minimal watering.