Plant Care Propeller Plant

Propeller Plant

4.7 out of 5 (6 experiences)

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

About Propeller 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 var. falcata

Also known as

Airplane Plant and falcata

How to care for Propeller Plant


How often to water your Propeller Plant

Water needs for Propeller Plant
0.5 cups
every 12

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

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 Propeller 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.

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Finding light for Propeller Plant in your home

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

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

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Propeller Plant does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Propeller Plant in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Propeller Plant

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Propeller 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 Propeller Plant after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Propeller Plant

Propeller Plant

Propeller Plant

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 12 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

What other plant parents say

Propeller Plant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 4
Propeller Plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 3
Propeller Plant has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 2
Propeller Plant has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
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leaf-1 32 Plants
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globe Little Rock, AR

Very interesting plant, loved using it in this center piece. He lost a leaf in the replanting and was very chill ab it.

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leaf-1 57 Plants
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globe Evanston, IL

I love this little dude so much!! such a fast grower and it’s always very exciting to see a new little leaf poking through. Make sure you plant in a gritty soil as it’s prone to root rot if you overwater it.

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