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Crassula falcata-how to grow and care for propeller plant

Written by Maggie

Feb 23 2021

Crassula falcata-how to grow and care for propeller plant

How to grow and care for succulent Crassula falcata? The first step is to understand the requirements for the growth of succulent Crassula falcata, such as the requirements for the environment, soil, lighting, watering and fertilization, which are described below.

1. Environment care for growing Crassula falcata

Falcata prefers warm, dry and semi-shady environments. It is not resistant to cold and early drying. It is afraid of water accumulation and avoids bright light. When we grow and care for Crassula falcata, the suitable temperature for Succulent growth of Crassula falcata is 15-20℃, and the ambient temperature in winter should not be lower than 5℃, otherwise it is difficult to overwinter safely. 

2. Soil care for growing Crassula falcata

The soil for Crassula Falcata's succulent home potted plants can be made from a 2:1:1 mixture of peat, sand and slag, which is beaten well during the mixing process. When we grow and care for Crassula falcata, we can also add some ceramsite to the surface of the soil, keeping the soil well breathable.

3. Lighting care for growing Crassula falcata

Crassula Falcata is a succulent creature who likes to be exposed to sufficient light. When we grow and care for Crassula falcata, if the temperature is up to 25 ° C in summer, shading is required and ventilation of the environment is enhanced. In winter, when the temperature is low, adequate light is required.

4. Watering care for growing Crassula falcata

Crassula falcata Succulents need to be well watered during the growing season. When we grow and care for Crassula falcata, keep the potted soil moist with frequent watering. Also, the potted soil should not be left dry for long periods in the summer and winter, and should be replenished promptly.

Because the fleshy roots of Crassula falcata are very thin, it is difficult to restore absorption in response to drought, and the leaves of Crassula falcata lose water and become soft if dried.

care for succulent Crassula falcata

5. Fertilization care for growing Crassula falcata

When we grow and care for the succulent Crassula Falcata, we can apply fertilizer once a month. The fertilizer can be diluted cake fertilizer water or 15-15-30 special slow-release fertilizer for potted flowers. The nutrients can be replenished in time, which is conducive to the growth of the Crassula Falcata succulent.

6. Pruning care for growing Crassula falcata

Crassula falcata's fleshy growth is so high that florists need to brace or remove the heart, otherwise the plant will bend and bow. When we grow and care for Crassula falcata, we can also cut down the end branches of the plants for cottage propagation.

If the stem leaves of Crassula falcata are found to have fallen off, or if the plant cannot stand upright, the upper part of the plant, along with the leaves, is cut for cutting.

7. Growing crassula falcata care for pest control

Crassula falcata mainly has grey mold damage to fleksy leaves. When we grow and care for Crassula falcata, we can spray 50% methyl tobutzine wettable powder 500 times liquid at the initial stage of development.

Indoor ventilation is not smooth, there will be whitefly harm, with 50% kill borer pine emulsion 1500 times the fluid spray kill.

care for succulent Crassula falcata

8. Temperature care for growing Propeller plant

Propeller plant is happiest developing in heat temperatures above 64°F (17° C). During the wintry weather months, it can continue to exist temperatures down to 20°F (-6.7°C).

9. Flowers and foliage of propeller plant

Propeller plant produces flora in the summer season and fall months. The velvety gray-green leaves develop in a twisted sample of contrary pairs, which are organized in an overlapping pattern.