Crassula Shrek's Ear

Height: 2-3"

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About Crassula Shrek's Ear

Crassula Shrek's Ear, also known as Crassula Ovata Gollum, is a plant native to South Africa. Its leaves curl inwards and are typically green with red edges. It resembles the appearance of Shrek's ears.

How to care for Crassula Shrek's Ear

Sun/Temperature: Crassula Shrek's Ear prefers a warm and sunny environment and is not frost-tolerant, although it can tolerate partial shade. Insufficient sunlight may cause its leaves to elongate and become loose, so it's best placed in a sunny location. During summer, shading is necessary to prevent sunburn. When temperatures drop in winter, they should be moved indoors promptly, as long as temperatures remain above 40°F.

Soil/Watering: Crassula Shrek's Ear prefers loose, well-draining, acidic soil such as leaf mold or peat soil. You can also prepare slightly acidic potting soil, but avoid using alkaline soil directly. During the high temperatures of summer, it enters dormancy, during which watering should be reduced or suspended. In other growing seasons, water is sparingly, ensuring no water stagnation. Employing the soak and dry watering method and using weakly acidic water for regular watering is advisable.

Diseases: Softening of Crassula Shrek's Ear leaves may be due to root issues or insufficient light and moisture. If it's not a root problem, relocate the plant to a brighter spot and check the soil for dryness. If the soil is dry, water thoroughly. If root issues persist, move the plant to a cooler, well-ventilated location.

Propagation: For higher success rates, Crassula Shrek's Ear is typically propagated through stem cuttings. Cut a healthy, fleshy stem segment, let it dry to form a callus, then plant it in moist soil and wait for rooting before transplanting it into a pot.

Fertilization: Crassula Shrek's Ear has moderate fertilizer requirements, with organic fertilizer applied monthly during its growth period.

More Information

Primary color: Green/lime
Secondary color: Yellow
Bloom color: White, pinkish-white
Cold hardiness: USDA Hardiness Zones10-11(from 30℉ to50℉)
Product format: Rooted in 2 " pot
Suitability: Ideal for balcony, Window, Garden
Propagation: Easy by stem cutting
Special characteristic: Pet safe and easy to propagate


We pack all shipments by hand. 

We have many years of experience shipping live succulents and cactus plants. We pay close attention to packing and have developed an expert shipping method. All succulents are packed and protected with polypropylene cotton (this is a stuffing used for dolls). We find this is the most effective material for protecting live plants while in transit. It is important to us that you are able to Keep going and Keep growing without any stress about the quality of the product or packaging.

Shipping Speed

In general, it takes 3 to 10 days for plants to arrive after you place your order. All orders will be shipped out 48 hours after you place them. We ship the orders on work days(from Monday to Saturday) and all year round. In normal conditions, it will take 3-10 days for you to receive the package. Estimated shipping times are offered as needed.

HOLIDAYS: During weeks in which a holiday occurs - Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's, etc. - shipping may be delayed until the following week.

EXTREME WEATHER NOTICE: The Next Gardener reserves the right to hold shipments during storms or periods of extreme heat or cold. This is to ensure your plant does not suffer while it is in transit.

Winter shipping

We insist on shipping succulents to our customers all year round. However due to the extreme winter weather, although we pack succulents with as much protective material as possible, plants are still at increased risk of frost on their way to colder areas. We highly recommend adding one 72-hour heat pack to your order or you can request a hold on the package until it warms up.

Please note that The Next Gardener is not responsible for packages that suffer cold damage without a heat pack. We cannot control the weather. Order at your own risk.

Hawaii, Alaska, and Other US Territories

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Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
Sally Thompson

It is unique looking. The plants arrived in good shape. They are doing well.

Corinne in Virginia
Shrek's Ear/Gollum Jade

Amazingly, it arrived healthy since it was in a dark box for 7 days thanks to the postal service! Had enough growth that I was able to take a piece to cultivate for a friend.

Ramona Burgoyne

They are cute and sure resemble their name

Suzan Hiller
Very nice plant for the price

Beautiful color and very healthy plant.

Ammi Hunt

I received all 16 of my plants for 4 to die within days, truly was heartbroken. I followed the directions to a T. Like the variety on site