Crassula perfoliata var. minor 'Variegata'
Accepted Scientific Name
Crassula perfoliata var. minor (Haw.) G.D.Rowley
Airplane Plant, Propeller Plant
Crassula falcata f. variegata, Crassula falcata 'Variegata', Crassula perfoliata var. falcata f. variegata, Crassula perfoliata var. falcata 'Variegata', Crassula perfoliata var. minor f. variegata
Crassula perfoliata var. minor 'Variegata', also known as Crassula falcata 'Variegata' or Crassula perfoliata var. falcata 'Variegata', is an attractive succulent with variegated leaves arranged in overlapping pairs along a usually unbranched stem. The leaves are gray-green with irregular creamy-yellow markings. They are sickle-shaped and can reach 4 inches (10 cm) in length and (2.5 cm) in width.
The flowers are tiny, scarlet red, and massed together in very showy, dense clusters that rise above the foliage in summer.
USDA hardiness zones 9b to 11b: from 25 °F (−3.9 °C) to 50 °F (+10 °C).
How to Grow and Care
Crassulas are easy to grow but susceptible to mealy bugs and fungal diseases. Overwatering is sure to be fatal, as with all succulents, so err on the side of too dry rather than too wet. Never let your plant sit in water. If you water from beneath by letting the plant sit in a saucer of water, ensure to pour off any excess water after a few minutes.
These succulents are generally started by division, offsets, or leaf cuttings. Crassulas can be easily propagated from a single leaf. Sprout leaves by placing them into a potting mix for succulents, then covering the dish until they sprout.
Repot as needed, preferably during the warm season. To repot your Crassula, ensure the soil is dry before repotting, then gently remove the pot. Knock away the old soil from the roots, removing any rotted or dead roots. Treat any cuts with a fungicide. Place the plant in its new pot and backfill it with potting soil, spreading the roots as you repot. Leave the plant dry for a week or so, then begin to water lightly to reduce the risk of root rot.
Learn more at How to Grow and Care for Crassula.
Crassula perfoliata var. minor 'Variegata' is a form of Crassula perfoliata var. minor selected for its variegated foliage.
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