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Crassula falcata

English name: Airplane Plant/Propeller Plant

Latin name: Crassula falcata

Family: Orpine/stonecrop - Crassulaceae

Origin: Cape of Good Hope (Republic of South Africa)

This succulent is endemic to a very small area. Its leaves are grey-green, growing even to 60 cm. long. The small, scarlet flowers cluster in inflorescences above the leaves.  They flower in the summer. In a favourable, warm climate, the airplane plant may be grown in gardens and containers.

Crassula falcata