Crassula perfoliata var. falcata "Chunky"
(Syn: C. falcata)
Origin: Eastern Cape Province, South Africa
Known as the Propeller Plant. This very attractive species of Crassula has its sickle-shaped leaves symmetrically arranged. The plants grow erect with the architectural leaves covering the length of the stem. After the plants have become well-established they you are annually rewarded with a show of large clusters of many brilliant red flowers.
Plant size: Well established plants, about 15 to 20 cm wide are offered.
Flowers of C. perfoliata var. falcata
Crassula is a large genus of easy-growing succulent plants, ranging from small compact plants to large tree-like shrubs. The species in South African is commonly referred to as "Plakkies" in Afrikaans. It is a widespread genus, found mainly in South Africa, but also northwards in Africa and in Madagascar. The variability in the genus presents an array of plant forms, sizes, leaf shapes, colours and textures. This spectrum of features makes them excellent plants for container gardening, the rockery or used in larger landscapes.
Caring for your Crassula
Pot: Crassulas do very well in containers or in the garden. The smaller species are best suited to containers, whereas the larger growing species does well in the garden or rockery.
Soil: The plants are very willing and can adapt to most soils as long as it is well drained.
Light: The brighter the light the more colourful and compact your plants will be.
Water: Most Crassulas enjoy weekly watering or every second week, depending on the species and the growing conditions. When well established the plants are very drought hardy.