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Crassula Perfoliata Falcata Propeller Plant Care Propagation & Problems With Moody Blooms


Hi, friends. Welcome to moody blooms in this video. We’re going to discuss the Crassula or Crassula. However, you prefer to pronounce it Perfe Leotta Falcata. And this is a video about propagation problems and care for this particular plant and I just love this plant. It’s also known as the propellor plant or the airplane plant because of the unique, oblong propeller shaped leaves that grow outward in opposite directions. The greenish gray velvety leaves grow in an overlapping pattern and can grow up to two feet tall. The propeller plant can be grown in full. Sun, too light shade and is Hardy to 20 degrees Fahrenheit. They add a unique texture and look to succulent arrangements for flower buds, and they also grow really well indoors in containers in summer, dense clusters of reddish orange flowers, bloom and smell similar to cinnamon. This is pretty rare for a second bloom to have a fragrance. They’re stunning star-shaped flowers, open, slowly and last three weeks or more, but the color will fade over that time. Scarlet paintbrush is another common name, referring to its magnificent blooms, which butterflies and bees love to get this beauty to continually bloom. It needs lots of bright light and it thrives in full. Sun, it also needs cooler temps above around 60 degrees Fahrenheit in winter for best blooming in summer. So be sure it boy’s excess warmth in winter. The propellor plant should receive regular watering through the summer, especially in hotter climates, allow the soil to dry in between each watering as with most succulents in winter. Be sure to reduce the watering, especially if you store it indoors in a cold room, you can apply a diluted liquid fertilizer about once per month. During the summer as with most succulents, Crassula Falcata prefers a well draining soil, cactus soil or regular potting mix, mix with sand and perlite or pumice works great. The propellor plant can easily be propagated by cuttings or removing the offsets. After I take cuttings. I let the ends Kalos over for anywhere between three to five days. Depending on your climate and make sure the ends actually healed seed and leaf. Propagation is also possible with the propellor plant. Water propagation also works well with this plant and it is my favorite way to propagate this plant. The propellor plant can develop red spots, typically when there is change in temperature and light exposure. This really isn’t a problem, though, and not damaging to the plant at all, in fact. I think it’s beautiful if they were growing in more shade and then more light is exposed to it as the seasons change. It’s not uncommon for this to happen as with most succulents as well as the propellor plant. Athens mealybug’s powdery mildew fungal leaf spot, as well as stem root rot are common if it’s over watered. Now, take a look at this. I’ve never seen this on any of my succulents. I saw this gross, sticky white cobweb, and I’m thinking, you know, First. It’s mealy bugs, but it’s not. Can you guess what that is look closely? Yep, a caterpillar eating. Its way through my succulent, So I’m gonna go ahead and propagate this. I’m gonna take a cut right here, and then I’m going to propagate the top cutting. And I’m going to put that in water and as you can see here. These are the roots, but it’s developed as it’s propagated in water. So this is the top of the plant After I made the cut from where the Caterpillar had eaten. And this is the other plant that’s in here. These are both actually grown from cuttings and you’ll notice. This is after a little bit has passed and you’ll notice these two beautiful rosettes forming at the top. Those are gonna be some new little plants, and then you’ll notice on the second and third leaf. There’s also some new growth. This over here is a cutting that. I took from another plant and I propagated that in water as well and one of the other problems with these particular plants is that they can grow tall and flop over. And you can do what I’ve done here. I just propped it up with a seashell or a rock, but if I remove the sea, shell it kind of flops over and hangs, so you could just kind of let it hang or you could go ahead and propagate. Get some cuttings out of there to keep it more compact, but it’s really up to you. You want to do, But that is a complaint about this particular plant, but a simple rock or shell will do it. Keep it upright so. I’m going to show you how I’m going to propagate this guy right here. It’s kind of overgrown for this planter. Tip it over the side, and I’m gonna make a cutting on here, so you slip this down, so I can show you where I’m going to make the cut, so I’ll probably do so in between these two leaves, and then we’ll let those the end of that cowl is over, and then we’ll get some new babies some new growth, so here’s our new cutting. We’re gonna wait to the ends Callous over, probably propagate that one in water as well. Thanks so much for joining me today on moody blooms. I hope you learned more about the propellor plant today and give any questions or comments. Please leave them down below. Be sure to give this video a big thumbs up and be sure to subscribe if you’re new to our channel and we’ll see you next time.