Scientific name: Crassula falcata
Common name: Propeller Plant
This gray green Succulent has leaves that are shaped like a propeller. It is one of the few plants that grow well indoors.
Quick Look at Crassula falcata
- Full sun
- Typical water needs for a succulent. Be careful not to over-water!
- Grows 9″ (23 cm) to 12″ tall (30.5 cm) and 12″ wide (30.5 cm)
- Zone 9 (Minimum 20° F | -6.7 ° C)
- Not cold hardy
- Propagated by leaves, cuttings, and offsets
- Generally non-toxic to humans and animals
- Summer Dormant
General Care for Crassula falcata “Propeller Plant”
It’s beautiful, turning more grey than green with the sun shining. It should be brought indoors when the temperature drops and there is a threat of frost. It will do well in the winter if it gets plenty of sun.
Most plants have the same watering needs. If you want to water, use the “soak and dry” method. Allow the soil to dry out completely before watering again.
Where to Plant
It is one of the few plants that does well indoors. It can be planted in a container near a sunny window.
The bees and butterflies are attracted to the flowers. It has bright orange flowers in the summer that smell like cinnamon.
How to Propagate Crassula falcata “Propeller Plant”
The plant is easy to grow by leaves, offsets, and cuttings.
When propagation is desired, gently twist the leaf from the stem. The leaf should be a clean pull, where no part of the leaf is left on the stem. This will increase the chances of a successful propagation.
Allow the leaf to dry out for a day or two before placing it on the soil.
Cut a stem from the base of the plant with a sterile knife or scissors. Allow the cutting to dry for a few days before putting it in the soil. Wait to water an additional day or two, and then use the “soak and dry” method.
Growing offsets will be done by Crassula falcata. To remove the offsets from the main stem, use a sterile knife or scissors. Allow the offsets to dry for a couple of days before laying on the soil.