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Crassula Propeller Plant in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Crassula Perfoliata var. Minor.

 

Crassula 'Propeller Plant'

Crassula are succulent, herbaceous plants. Some varieties are suitable for rock gardens in mild regions as long as the soil is well drained. The thick leaves are often covered with hair or 'meal' and the flowers are generally small in size and borne on terminal panicles. Crassulas can easily be grown from leaf cuttings. Crassula falcata, known by the common names airplane plant and propeller plant, has grey-green foliage and grows to 60cm tall. The flowers are tiny and scarlet red.

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plant Features
  • Crassula Propeller Plant likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Crassula Propeller Plant likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Crassula Propeller Plant is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Crassula Propeller Plant likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Crassula 'Propeller Plant'

Latin name

Crassula Perfoliata var. Minor.

type

Succulent

family

Crassulaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Crassula Propeller Plant likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Crassula Propeller Plant is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Crassula Propeller Plant likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

  • Water

    Crassula Propeller Plant likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Crassula Propeller Plant is 0.35meters x 0.61meters 0.35 M 0.61 M

Crassula Perfoliata var. Minor.

Crassula are succulent, herbaceous plants. Some varieties are suitable for rock gardens in mild regions as long as the soil is well drained. The thick leaves are often covered with hair or 'meal' and the flowers are generally small in size and borne on terminal panicles. Crassulas can easily be grown from leaf cuttings. Crassula falcata, known by the common names airplane plant and propeller plant, has grey-green foliage and grows to 60cm tall. The flowers are tiny and scarlet red.


Propagation by cuttings

From Early Spring TO Late Summer

Crassulas can be grown from leaf cuttings taken in spring and summer. Pull a leaf from the main stem, leave it to dry for a day, then place it on the surface of the growing compost. The leaf will form roots and eventually, a small rosette will appear at the base. Remove and pot up the new plant when well rooted.

 

Planting

From Early Spring TO Early Summer

Crassulas need a sharply drained soil, such as 2 parts John Innes potting compost number 2 and 1 part course sand or grit. They do best on a sunny window ledge and in winter, require a minimum temperature of 7C. Repot every second year in early spring.

 
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