Crassula perfoliata var. falcata
Common Names: Airplane Plant
syn. Crassula falcata
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.