Propeller plant - 20 seeds
Crassula perfoliata var. falcata (The 'Propeller Plant' or 'Airplane plant') make a lovely clump/low growing shrub, that usually grows less than 60 cm tall (but some sources say 1.2 m of height). It has very peculiar grey-green sickle-shaped leaves that are arranged in overlapping pairs along a usually unbranched stem. Tiny scarlet red flowers are massed together in very showy dense clusters that rise above foliage in mid summer. The flowers open slowly and last for nearly a month when in full bloom. Another common name used for this plant is Scarlet Paintbrush, refering to the beautiful flowers.
HOW TO GROW?
Stunning as a container plant, in decorative pots, in courtyards and rockeries, and especially ideal for mass plantings and borders, where its dramatic foliage and spectacular flower heads are shown to their best effect. Needs well-drained soil (standard cactus potting mix), keep moist all year, but reduce watering during the winter month and apply a balanced liquid fertilizer during the summer months (June, July, August). It grows well in light shade to full sun, protected from frosts. Remove spent flower heads to maintain vigor and bushy habit.