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Propeller Plant

Crassula cultrata

Bush plakkie, Sharp-leaved crassula, Plakkiebos (Afr.)

This branching plant grows as an under-storey plant in thickets. Grown for its foliage in garden rockeries. A small, bushy succulent with attractive rounded leaves, often with reddish colouration, and yellowish flowers in midsummer; a low-maintenance plant that is perfect for dry, water-wise gardens.

Planning

Difficulty
Easy
Flowering time
Summer

Harvesting

Generally not harvested

Propagation

Cuttings
Root stem cuttings in spring and summer in a course, sandy seedling mix.

Special features

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, South Africa, Karoo region
Natural climate
Semi-arid

Environment

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

Uses

Ornamental
Not well know as a garden plant, but it will do well in rockeries and dry flower beds, as well as pots.

Personality

Family
Crassulaceae
Flower colour
Yellow, Green, Cream
Scent
None

Problems

Generally problem free

Companion plants

Plant with other succulents.

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