- Low-Maintenance, Blooming Exotic
- Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Direct Light, Bright Indirect Light, Medium Light)
- Average Watering Needs
- Fast-Draining Cactus Mix
- Mature Height 24 Inches
The Propeller Plant is a lovely succulent that has a fantastic bloom. A deep-red flower appears during the summer months and lasts for weeks. Scientifically known as Crassula falcata, this succulent is native to South Africa and puts on all its growth in the winter while other houseplants are taking a break. This plant is also known by the names Money Plant, Airplane Plant, Scarlet Paintbrush, and Red Crassula.
Best Locations For Growing Propeller Plant
The Propeller Plant is best placed on a table top or desk as a specimen plant. Crassulas will do well on a patio or deck during the summer. The higher light levels encourage better blooming and a more potent scent.
Propeller Plant Sunlight Requirements
The pale, grayish-green leaves will turn darker when grown in lower lighting. Place this plant on a south-facing windowsill or in an east or west exposure. When moving outside for the summer, take a few days to acclimate the plant to higher levels of light. The leaves are likely to be bleached if placed directly in full sun.
Propeller Plant Care
Potting mix for Cacti and Succulents will provide the correct amount of drainage for Crassula roots. If you only have an all-purpose potting mix available, add perlite or sharp sand at a ratio of 1:1. Repot when the roots begin to grow out the bottom of the pot. Do not let Propeller Plants get too cold or place them in a drafty spot.
Watering Propeller Plant
The Propeller plant needs time to dry out in between waterings. The best method to water the Propeller plant is to sit the pot in a sink of room-temperature water that comes halfway up the sides. Allow the water to be absorbed from the bottom until the soil's top is wet. This ensures that all of the soil is hydrated evenly. Humidity levels do not have to be high for this succulent. Regular indoor levels of 40-50% are acceptable.
Feeding Propeller Plant
Fertilizer will help Propeller Plant bloom, but there is no need to apply it more than two times throughout the year. Use a diluted, liquid Orchid fertilizer once in the spring and again six weeks later. Apply it at half the manufacturer's recommended strength, being careful not to get it on the leaves or between leaf joints.
Propeller Plant Information
|Light Exposure: Bright Direct Light, Bright Indirect Light, Medium Light
|Care Requirements: Easy
|Watering Requirements: Average - When the top 2 inches of the soil dries out.
|Pet Friendly: No
|Kid Friendly: No
|Air Purifier: Moderate
|Growth Rate: Slow
|Mature Height: 24 inches
|Mature Spread: 3 feet
|Flower Color(s): Orange, Red
|Flower Shade/Description: Orange-Red
|Foliage Color(s): Green, Silver
|Foliage Description: Gray-Green
|Temperature: Above 64 °F (Above 18 )
|Humidity: Below Average to Average (20% - 60%)
|Common Name: Propeller Plant
|Other Name(s): Jade Succulent, Money Plant
|Scientific Name: Crassula Falcata
|Plant Type: House Plant
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