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Crassula falcata

“Propeller Plant” or “Airplane Plant”

This gray green succulent has leaves shaped like, you guessed it… a propeller! It always provides a nice contrast when planted with other succulents. It is easily propagated, and is one of the few succulents that grow well indoors.

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Quick Look:
  • Full sun

  • Typical water needs for a succulent. Be careful not to over-water!

  • Grows 9″ (23 cm) to 12″ tall (30.5 cm) and 12″ wide (30.5 cm)

  • Zone 9 (Minimum 20° F | -6.7 ° C)

  • Not cold hardy

  • Propagated by leaves, cuttings, and offsets

  • Generally non-toxic to humans and animals

  • Summer Dormant

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Care and Propagation Information

General Care for Crassula falcata “Propeller Plant”

Crassula falcata is beautiful, turning more grey than green with bright sun. It should be brought indoors when temperatures drop and threaten frost, as this succulent is not cold hardy. It will do well indoors throughout the winter, if given plenty of sun.


Propeller Plant has the same watering needs as most succulents. It’s best to water using the “soak and dry” method. Be sure to allow the soil to dry out completely before watering again.

Where to Plant

Crassula falcata is one of the few succulents that does well indoors. Plant it in a container near a sunny window.

Pairs well with

Senecio vitalis

Flowering information

The blooms of Crassula falcata attract bees and butterflies. It has beautiful, bright orange flowers in the summer that smell like cinnamon!

How to Propagate Crassula falcata “Propeller Plant”

Crassula falcata “Propeller Plant” is easily propagated by leaves, offsets, and cuttings.


When taking a Crassula falcata leaf for propagation, gently twist the leaf from the stem. Be sure that the leaf you get is a “clean pull,” where no part of the leaf is left on the stem. This will give you a better chance of a successful propagation.

Allow the leaf to callous over for a day or two before placing it on well-draining soil.


Use a sterile knife or sharp scissors and cut a stem from the base of the plant. Allow the cutting to dry for several days before placing in well-draining soil. Wait to water an additional day or two, and then water using the “soak and dry” method.


Crassula falcata will self-propagate, growing offsets. Cut the offsets off from the main stem with a sharp, sterile knife or scissors. Allow the offsets to dry for one to two days before laying on well-draining soil.

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