Propeller Plant

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  • 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
Habit: Upright
Growth Rate: Slow
Mature Height: 24 inches
Mature Spread: 3 feet
Flowering: Yes
Flower Color(s): Orange, Red
Flower Shade/Description: Orange-Red
Fragrant: Yes
Foliage Type:
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

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Know As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Know As:

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Know As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2-3 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 3-4 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
   2.32-2.76 gallons

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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

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Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

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Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

Plant Shipping

Time of Order:

Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.