Crassula falcata

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Crassula falcata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Saxifragales
Family: Crassulaceae
Genus: Crassula
Species: C. falcata
Binomial name
Crassula falcata
J.C. Wendl.

Crassula perfoliata var. minor

Crassula falcata, known by the common names airplane plant and propeller plant, is a succulent plant endemic to South Africa, from the Cape of Good Hope. The foliage is gray-green with striking texture, on plants that grow to 2 feet (0.61 m) tall. The flowers are tiny and scarlet red, that rise in dense clusters above the foliage for a month in summer. Crassula falcata is cultivated for use in drought tolerant and succulent gardens, and in container gardens.[1][2][3]


  1. ^ Crassula, a grower's guide, Gordon Rowley, 2003. ISBN 88-900511-1-6
  2. ^ Crassulas in cultivation, Vera Higgins, 1964, Blandford Press Ltd.
  3. ^ San Marcos Growers - Habit and Cultural Information: Crassula falcata (Crassula perfoliata var. minor) . accessed 4.4.2011