Plant Care Airplane Plant

Airplane Plant

4.3 out of 5 (11 experiences)

Airplane Plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Airplane Plant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

About Airplane Plant

Plants in the Crassula genus are amazingly diverse and come in an incredible assortment of sizes and colors. Many of the ones we grow today are native to a small region in South Africa, which makes that diversity even more amazing! They're super low maintenance plants that can handle long periods of drought, so great if you're prone to skipping waters (we won't tell). 🫢 Make sure they get plenty of sunlight and that they're planted in a pot with a drainage hole and they'll be happy as can be!


Crassula perfoliata

Also known as

Propeller Plant and cassula perfoliata

How to care for Airplane Plant


How often to water your Airplane Plant

Water needs for Airplane Plant
0.5 cups
every 12

Airplane Plant needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Phoenix, Arizona.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Airplane Plant

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for Airplane Plant in Phoenix, Arizona

Phoenix, Arizona

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Growing Airplane Plant in Phoenix right now

Light needs for plant Airplane Plant in Phoenix, Arizona

Plant growth potential is currently medium 👌

February 6th, 2023

Sunlight energy as measured by “net radiation” in Phoenix is currently medium 👌.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determini…

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Light needs for plant Airplane Plant in Phoenix, Arizona

Sunlight will increase by 31% ☀️

February 3rd, 2023

Phoenix is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Phoenix is expected to increase by 31% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 13.4 megajoules of energy per m2 per…

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Light needs for plant Airplane Plant in Phoenix, Arizona

Daylight will increase by 1.0 hours 📈

February 6th, 2023

This month, Phoenix is getting an average of 9.4 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 9.7% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 11.0 total hours of dayl…

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Finding light for Airplane Plant in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Airplane Plant: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Airplane Plant love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Phoenix, Arizona ⛅.

Airplane Plant does not tolerate low-light 🚫.


How to fertilize Airplane Plant

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Airplane Plant: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Airplane Plant after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

When to repot Airplane Plant

Nutrient needs for plant Airplane Plant in Phoenix, Arizona

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

February 3rd, 2023

The growing potential in Phoenix is low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to repot…

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Care Summary for Airplane Plant

Airplane Plant

Airplane Plant

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 12 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Phoenix, Arizona, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Airplane Plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 8
Airplane Plant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 2
Airplane Plant has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 2
Airplane Plant has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 2
Airplane Plant has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
Nanashomeheaven avatar
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 197 XP
globe Winnipeg, Manitoba

Rick survived the winter with very little, on the opposite side of the room from a small frosted window. I’ll be repotting him in a few days and separating him from his potting buddy, they need their own watering schedule and different lighting so I feel it’s be better to separate the pair.

Survivor Survivor
Redrosebee avatar
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 298 XP

I got my airplane plant on a whim and love it! Once I put it in here and started regularly watering it, the dudes been growing new leaves left and right. I also just love how it looks.
Definitely one I recommend!

Fast grower Fast grower

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