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Origin and Habitat: Garden origin (Nursery produced cultivar). The original natural habitat of this species is the eastern Cape in South Africa, also in KwaZulu-Natal and Mozambique.
Subspecies, varieties, forms and cultivars of plants belonging to the Crassula ovata group
- Crassula cv. Gollum: has leaves that are nearly tubular and tipped with a suction cup reminiscent of the J.R.R. Tolkein character by the same name. it is considered a hybrid of Crassula ovata.
- Crassula cv. Hobbit: has finger shaped leaves that are curled back around. it is considered a hybrid of Crassula ovata.
- Crassula ovata (Mill.) Druce: has elliptical to pear shaped leaves shining with or without a red margin. The plant develops a thick, gnarled light fawn trunk. Distribution: Eastern Cape to KwaZulu-Natal.
- Crassula ovata cv. Hummel's Sunset: has glossy leaves that take on spectacular colours when grown full sun and especially during winter, green with golden yellow and red margins.
- Crassula ovata cv. Lemon & Lime: close in appearance to the common jade but with shiny cream stripes on spoon-shaped leaves. Just as its all green cousin it has a stout trunk.
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