Crassula cv. 'Gollum' is a very compact shrubby succulent-plant up to 60-90 cm tall and 40-60 cm wide with tubular leaves with a reddish tint. The natural habitat of the species is the Eastern Cape in South Africa, KwaZulu-Natal and Mozambique.
The plant is considered by some a hybrid of Crassula ovata (portulacea). (but others suppose it may be a cross between Crassula argentea and Crassula lactea). This is a similar cultivar to the earlier Jade cultivar 'Hobbit' but where 'Hobbit' leaves are curled back around, while the cultivar 'Gollum' has leaves that are nearly tubular and appear to be tipped with a suction cup reminiscent of the J.R.R. Tolkein character by the same name. Both 'Gollum' and 'Hobbit' are interesting plants with trunks that becomes thick with age and developing interesting stem patterns. This two cultivars has been considered to be identical and people confused one to each other and now plants in the trade and collection are variously and often improperly named. But whatever name, it's a nice variation on the jade.