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Red Crassula

Crassula perfoliata

Propeller Plant, Airplane Plant, Scarlet Paintbrush(Eng), Keiserskroon, Sekelblaarplakkie (Afr.)

Beautiful red flower surprises above succulent grey leaves. A hardy, waterwise plants that grows easily in pots and well-draining soils outside.

Planning

Difficulty
Easy
Flowering time
Summer

Harvesting

Generally not harvested.

Propagation

Cuttings
Allow cutting to dry and callus before replanting in a well-draining mixture.

Special features

Attracts useful insects
Bees are attracted to the flowers.
Indoor plant
Can be grown indoors, provide bright indirect light.
Drought resistant
Can go for extended periods without water.
Pot plant
Can be grown in containers in a free draining, course potting medium.

Geography

Origin
Africa
Natural climate
Temperate and semi-arid climates

Environment

Light
Full Sun, Partial Sun
Soil moisture
Dry
Soil type
Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Acid, Neutral
Frost hardiness
Hardy

Uses

Ornamental
Grow in rockeries or dry flower beds for early summer colour.

Personality

Family
Crassulaceae
Flower colour
Red
Scent
Mild

Problems

Problem free if well-drained.

Companion plants

Plant with other succulent plants.

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