Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Airplane Plant: Featuerd Plant of The Day

Crassula perfoliata var. falcata 
Airplane Plant,  Scarlet Paintbrush,  Sickle Plant

Type    Perennial, succulent
Hardy range    9A to 11
Height    24" to 30" / 60cm to 75cm
Growth rate    Average
Form    Upright or erect
Exposure    Full sun
Persistence    Evergreen

Bloom Color    Red
Bloom Time    Summer

The flowers are fragrant.

This plant tolerates drought.
This plant will grow in dry to moist soil.
Suitable soil is well-drained/loamy or sandy.
The pH preference is  a neutral soil.

Leaf Color    Silvery
This plant has attractive foliage.

Culture Notes
During winter months, water only to keep shoots from shriveling.