Plant Care Trumpet Jade
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Trumpet Jade

4.5 out of 5 (46 experiences)

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

Also known as

Gollum Jade, Gollum Jade, Ogre Ears, ET's fingers, trumpet jade, succulent spoon jade, hobbit's pipe jade, finger jade and Money Plant

Taxonomy

Crassula ovata 'Gollum'
Crassula
Crassulaceae
Saxifragales

How to care for Trumpet Jade

Water

How often to water your Trumpet Jade

Water needs for Trumpet Jade
0.5 cups
every 12

Trumpet 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 Trumpet 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 Trumpet Jade: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

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

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

Trumpet Jade does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Trumpet Jade

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Trumpet 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 Trumpet Jade after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for Trumpet Jade

Trumpet Jade

Trumpet 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

Trumpet Jade has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 30
Trumpet Jade has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 15
Trumpet Jade has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 8
Trumpet Jade has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 6
Trumpet Jade has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 4
Trumpet Jade has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 4
Lucytheplantparent avatar
@Lucytheplantparent
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 56 XP
globe Wimauma, Florida
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
Pet friendly Pet friendly
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 62 Plants
xp 2,651 XP
globe Kenosha, Wisconsin
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 62 Plants
xp 1,830 XP
globe Telford, England
06/21/2021

My favourite baby

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Sage avatar
@Sage
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 141 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
Gracemelissa98 avatar
@Gracemelissa98
leaf-1 24 Plants
xp 1,213 XP
06/02/2021

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

Survivor Survivor
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Fast grower Fast grower
Gracemelissa98 avatar
@Gracemelissa98
leaf-1 24 Plants
xp 1,213 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
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Survivor Survivor
Petaltothemetal avatar
@Petaltothemetal
leaf-1 63 Plants
xp 2,185 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 31 Plants
xp 671 XP
globe Jacksonville, Florida
05/28/2021

Easy to grow and little effor.

Survivor Survivor
Fast grower Fast grower
Petaltothemetal avatar
@Petaltothemetal
leaf-1 63 Plants
xp 2,185 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, Wisconsin
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

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

Haley avatar
@Haley
leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 264 XP
globe Nashville, Tennessee
05/15/2021

Very easy to keep alive but I feel like mine has gotten uglier over time 🤷🏼‍♀️ doesn’t grow very quickly either

Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
Franny avatar
@Franny
leaf-1 47 Plants
xp 1,564 XP
globe San Francisco, California
05/14/2021

I typically struggle with succulents, but this tends to be the one that is the easiest to work with. I am a serial overwaterer and greg helps remind me to stay away from it! Do not water until the leaves get squishy and a lil wrinkly

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Gutierreznd avatar
@Gutierreznd
leaf-1 12 Plants
xp 322 XP
globe San Jose, California
05/09/2021

It has a beautiful shape that look like Shreks ears!! It was totally neglected for a bit before i was given it and even then it looked close to perfect. Truly this plant is a fighter 💪💪

Survivor Survivor
Fast grower Fast grower
Molly avatar
@Molly
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 64 XP
globe Loveland, Ohio
05/08/2021

mine doesn’t grow leaves

Survivor Survivor
Skemtobird avatar
@Skemtobird
leaf-1 17 Plants
xp 514 XP
globe Pennsburg, Pennsylvania
04/25/2021

Very good for beginner plant owners, it’s resilient and will give plenty of signs indicating if it needs more/less water or sunlight. Looks really cool too.

Survivor Survivor
Hanahnovotny avatar
@Hanahnovotny
leaf-1 21 Plants
xp 628 XP
03/05/2021

A very funny looking guy to add some variety and uniqueness to your garden!

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