The crassula falcata also known as the “propellor plant” or the “airplane plant” is a very popular, beautiful, unique succulent that every succulent lover would love. It has gray/green leaves that are shaped like a propeller. The unique shape of this succulent gives it the name “propellor plant”. This succulent makes a great addition to your garden or lovely home. It also looks good around many other succulents. This succulent can grow all the way up to 9 inches tall and 12 inches wide. It will grow large outdoors, but still can grow large indoors. You will just need to repot in a bigger pot so it can have room to grow.
Can be grown indoors or outdoors
Sunlight: Full sun, partial shade
Measurements: 9 inches tall, 12 inches wide
Cold Hardiness: Zone 9 (Minimum 20° F | -6.7 ° C)
Not cold hardy
Propagation: Leaves, cuttings, and offsets
Non toxic to humans and animals
Crassula Falcata 'Propellor Plant' Care
SOIL FOR CRASSULA FALCATA 'PROPELLOR PLANT'
This soil is the most perfect soil for the Crassula Falcata Propellor plant. This succulent soil has 2 of the fastest draining ingredients out there sand and perlite. Sand and perlite will protect your Crassula Falcata Propellor plant from root rot. Root rot is known as the #1 most common reason why a succulent will die and it happens a lot.
This soil will help your Crassula Falcata Propellor plant grow healthy, happy, and of course protect it from root rot which is much needed. This soil is also loaded with 60+ minerals and nutrients from seaweed fertilizer. Your Crassula Falcata Propellor plant will grow bigger, faster, and stronger in this soil because it will be absorbing many nutrients from the seaweed in the soil.
This is amazing soil for your Crassula Falcata Propellor plant and you should definitely consider it when growing this succulent. Your Crassula Falcata Propellor plant will just simply love it and will grow super healthy, faster, bigger, and happier when grown in this soil.
You should water the Crassula Falcata 'Propellor Plant' 1-3 days a week or when the soil looks or feels very dry. You must make sure to avoid overwatering so root rot does not occur and kill your succulent plant. It's important to use the 'soak and dry' method and only water when the soil looks or feels very dry. Be on the lookout for underwatering and overwatering.
POT FOR CRASSULA FALCATA 'PROPELLOR PLANT'
It's important to use a succulent pot with a drainage hole. This will allow the excess water to drain out of the bottom of the drainage hole, keeping the soil dry and preventing overwatering and root rot. It's very important that your succulent pot has a drainage hole, most experience succulent growers know that having a succulent pot with a drainage hole is a must when growing any succulent. If your succulent pot doesn't have a drainage hole no problem! Check out our article on how to grow succulents in pots without drainage holes.
WHERE TO PLANT THE CRASSULA FALCATA 'PROPELLOR PLANT'
The Crassula Falcata 'Propellor Plant' isn't cold hardy, so make sure you avoid growing this succulent outdoors during the cold winter season. Avoid growing in temperatures under 30° F (-1.1° C) it will die in cold and freezing temperatures. Make sure to move and grow this succulent indoors during the cold winter season. You can then move it back outdoors once the weather gets warmer. Make sure to grow it outdoors in a succulent pot or container so you can easily move it when you need to.
Plant in an area that gets at least 6 hours of sunlight every single day. Make sure this succulent gets enough sun so it can grow healthy, produce its colors, and avoid etiolation. If growing indoors make sure to place it where it gets enough sunlight. If your house doesn't get enough sunlight, try investing into some grow lights.
HOW TO PROPAGATE CRASSULA FALCATA 'PROPELLOR PLANT'
For leaf propagation, gently just twist and pull the leaf very gently off the stem. It’s very important that you get the full leaf and not let part of the leaf stay on the stem. To make sure you get a very precise cut you can get some trimmers and cut the leaf off. After you cut your leaves off the stem you must make sure you let them sit out for 2-4 days so they can form a callus. After the leaves have formed a callus, go ahead and plant them in well-drained succulent soil.
Same thing as for leaf propagation, but this time you will need trimmers to get a clean cut of the cuttings. Cut off the cutting at an angle with trimmers, and make sure there’s enough room to plant the cuttings. Let the cutting form a callus by waiting 2-4 days. After a callus forms then go ahead and plant the cutting in well-drained succulent soil.
The crassula falcata succulent is a very beautiful succulent that every single succulent lover needs to grow. It’s very fun and you will definitely enjoy growing and caring for this unique, beautiful succulent.
With its beautiful shape, design, and color this succulent will make an amazing new edition to your indoor or outdoor succulent garden. It will look great with all your other succulent plants you are growing.
The crassula falcata succulent is very easy to grow and care for. You now know all of the grow and care requirements for both indoor and outdoor. Best of luck growing this amazing succulent known as the crassula falcata succulent.
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