Plant Care Finger Jade

Finger Jade

4.6 out of 5 (66 experiences)

Finger Jade has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Finger Jade has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

About Finger Jade

This variety of Jade is known for its comical ogre-ear like leaves. The Jade plants they originate from have been used for centuries across cultures for their beauty and healing abilities. Tree-like succulents, these houseplants can live with you for your entire life, or longer—up to 100 years! Jade is commonly used in the traditional practice of feng shui, creating energy to harmonize people and their environments—and encourage the flow of money. 💸

Taxonomy

Crassula ovata 'Gollum'
Crassula
Crassulaceae
Saxifragales

Also known as

Gollum Jade, Gollum Jade, Ogre Ears, ET's Fingers, Trumpet Jade, Succulent Spoon Jade, Hobbit's Pipe Jade and Crassula ovata 'Ogre's Ears'

How to care for Finger Jade

Water

How often to water your Finger Jade

Water needs for Finger Jade
0.5 cups
every 12

Finger Jade needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Finger Jade

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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Finding light for Gollum Jade in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Finger Jade: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Finger Jade love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Finger Jade does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Finger Jade in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Finger Jade

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Finger Jade: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Finger Jade after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Finger Jade is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!


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Care Summary for Finger Jade

Finger Jade

Finger Jade


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Finger Jade has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 45
Finger Jade has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 21
Finger Jade has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 10
Finger Jade has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 7
Finger Jade has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 4
Finger Jade has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
Ivysaur avatar
@Ivysaur
leaf-1 77 Plants
xp 3,816 XP
globe Renton, WA
04/03/2022

Easy in sunny windows

Survivor Survivor
Yvette avatar
@Yvette
leaf-1 37 Plants
xp 2,720 XP
globe Crowborough, England
02/24/2022

Like most succulents easy to care for just water when leaves are squishy and soil is dry.

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Rwags avatar
@Rwags
leaf-1 62 Plants
xp 3,832 XP
12/12/2021

Low water needs. High sun. Fun looking plant.

Mconst avatar
@Mconst
leaf-1 57 Plants
xp 4,366 XP
11/07/2021

It’s so easy to care for. Only needs water when the leaves feel squishier.

Fast grower Fast grower
Lucytheplantparent avatar
@Lucytheplantparent
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 56 XP
globe Wimauma, FL
10/12/2021

It’s definitely been dropped a lot and had its roots been played with when it was too young but it was great. Survived my husky.

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Whitney_hj avatar
@Whitney_hj
leaf-1 42 Plants
xp 887 XP
globe Tiffin, OH
08/23/2021

This plant is so sensitive… so sensitive that I got annoyed with it and neglected it with spite. Although it grew quickly at the beginning, it stopped growing abruptly and began being terribly dramatic after a few weeks. This could be due to the fact that it dries out quickly because little soil can fit in this super cute pot (from Groovy Plants Ranch, highly recommend: 5 stars). However, this may have been my fault because I chose a needy, thirsty plant for my rainbow hanging pot. Overall, do not buy this plant unless you want to provide it with small sips of water and tend to its every need for at least 40 hours a week.

Fast grower Fast grower
Browns easily Browns easily
Georginab avatar
@Georginab
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 119 XP
07/15/2021

Pretty and doesn’t die easily

Survivor Survivor
Honeyyvoiced avatar
@Honeyyvoiced
leaf-1 60 Plants
xp 6,970 XP
globe Des Plaines, IL
07/15/2021

This is my 2nd jade plant and I love it. Very hardy and pretty to look at

Catalina.plants111 avatar
@Catalina.plants111
leaf-1 22 Plants
xp 384 XP
06/27/2021

shh 🤫 don’t tell my other succulents but this one is my favorite. this succulent is so so cute and i love how easy it is to take care of it. 🤍

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Dippy avatar
@Dippy
leaf-1 51 Plants
xp 1,976 XP
globe Telford, England
06/21/2021

My favourite baby

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Sage avatar
@Sage
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 149 XP
06/15/2021

Thrives really well and is one of the most interesting plants I own. It has been growing like crazy and it’s beautiful! Can live on very little water for quite a long time!

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Just_a_liddle avatar
@Just_a_liddle
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 166 XP
globe Goldsboro, NC
06/14/2021

Keep it away from your pets! Even if you ignore this plant it will keep thriving. If you are a low maintenance plant person. This is a perfect starter succulent!

Survivor Survivor
Gracemelissa98 avatar
@Gracemelissa98
leaf-1 21 Plants
xp 1,257 XP
06/02/2021

A great plant that is used in many traditional medical remedies! A really cool plant to look into !!

Survivor Survivor
Fast grower Fast grower
Gracemelissa98 avatar
@Gracemelissa98
leaf-1 21 Plants
xp 1,257 XP
06/02/2021

It seems to be sprouting little new buds every day!! It’s such a cute plant and really reminds me of shrek! So cute and fun!

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Petaltothemetal avatar
@Petaltothemetal
leaf-1 64 Plants
xp 2,195 XP
05/28/2021

It’s a survivor!!

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Greenthumbyogikimg avatar
@Greenthumbyogikimg
leaf-1 24 Plants
xp 729 XP
globe Jacksonville, FL
05/28/2021

Easy to grow and little effor.

Survivor Survivor
Fast grower Fast grower
Petaltothemetal avatar
@Petaltothemetal
leaf-1 64 Plants
xp 2,195 XP
05/28/2021

Neglected my poor guy for over 6 months, should have re-potted him sooner but he didn’t give up on me! It took quite awhile for his leaves to get yellowed and shrivelled but now that he has what he needs, he is thriving with new growth and firm leaves!

Survivor Survivor
Ashlynn avatar
@Ashlynn
leaf-1 9 Plants
xp 154 XP
globe Marion, WI
05/24/2021

I hardly touch it cause that’s what seems best but I did notice it needs a lot more water then most of my succulents as it started to get wrinkles

Abonomi avatar
@Abonomi
leaf-1 16 Plants
xp 607 XP
globe Fort Worth, TX
05/18/2021

I’ve found this succulent to be really easy, some require way more light or less water or whatever else. This guy can handle whatever I give it.

Survivor Survivor
Faithplants avatar
@Faithplants
leaf-1 18 Plants
xp 438 XP
globe Norwich, England
05/17/2021

This just looks like shrek’s ears and I think it’s so funny

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