Crassula perfoliata var. falcata


Common Names: Airplane Plant

syn. Crassula falcata


Family: Crassulaceaea

Origin: South Africa

Type: Succulent perennial

Size: To 4 ft. high; 4-5 ft. wide.

Flowers: Bright red fragrant flowers in dense clusters, summer to fall; lance-shaped gray-green leaves 3-5 in. long give plant its name.

Uses: Succulent garden, rock garden, containers, borders, salt spray, wind. Fire resistive.

Wildlife: Attracts hummingbirds, butterflies. Deer resistant.

Soil: Must be well-drained.

Water: None to low.

Sun: Full sun to some shade.

Pruning: Prune off spent flower stems and damaged or rotten leaves. 

Pests & Diseases: Vine weevil, aphids, mealy bugs, powdery mildew, fungal leaf spot, root rot if overwatered.

Notes: Needs some frost protection in colder areas. Some 350 Crassula species grow in South Africa. Plant new shoots from plant base and discard plant after a few years. Hardy to 25° F.