Crassula perfoliata var. minor f. variegata

Crassula perfoliata var. minor f. variegata

Scientific Name

Crassula perfoliata var. minor f. variegata

Accepted Scientific Name

Crassula perfoliata var. minor (Haw.) G.D.Rowley

Common Names

Variegated Airplane Plant, Variegated Propeller Plant


Crassula falcata f. variegata

Scientific Classification

Family: Crassulaceae
Subfamily: Crassuloideae
Genus: Crassula


Crassula perfoliata var. variegata, also known as Crassula falcata f. variegata, is an attractive succulent, up to 2 feet (60 cm) tall, with variegated leaves arranged in overlapping pairs along a usually unbranched stem. The leaves are gray-green with creamy-yellow variegation, sickle-shaped, up to 4 inches (10 cm) long, and up to 1 inch (2.5 cm) wide. The flowers are tiny, scarlet red, and massed together in very showy, dense clusters that rise above the foliage in mid-summer.

Photo by Nikki Won Ton Duong


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 they are susceptible to mealy bugs and fungal diseases. As with all succulents, overwatering is sure to be fatal, 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, make sure 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, make sure the soil is dry before repotting, then gently remove the pot. Knock away the old soil from the roots, making sure to remove any rotted or dead roots in the process. Treat any cuts with a fungicide. Place the plant in its new pot and backfill with potting soil, spreading the roots out 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. variegata is a variegated form of Crassula perfoliata var. minor.


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