Crassula falcata

Crassula falcata

Crassula falcata, commonly known as airplane plant, scarlet paintbrush or propeller plant, is a perennial member of the Crassulaceae family. It has unbranched stems where are arranged lanceolate, glaucous grey-green leaves. The inflorescence is cymes of tiny scarlet-red flowers, borne on long stalks.


Common NameAirplane Plant/
Scarlet Paintbrush/
Propeller Plant
Botanical nameCrassula falcata
Life CyclePerennial
Basic ColourRed
Height15 -> 60 cm
HabitatDry areas
Altitude200 – 1000 m
Bloom TimeJune -> August
Plant TypeShrub, Succulent,
Fruit TypeFollicle
different tolerancesHardy
Used PartsWhole plant
Plant UsesOrnamental
Active substancesNo active substances known
USDA Zone10 (-1), 11 (+4),
12 (+10)
Sun Exposurefull sun, Part shade
Soil pHAlkaline, Neutral
Soil MoistureDry
Soil Type Sandy, Stony
Propagationby seeds / by sowing,
by Cuttings, Self sows
Germinationtell us
Pests/ DiseasesMealybugs, rot, fungi

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