Crassula 'Kimnachi', Crassula 'Myron Kimnach'
Crassula "Buddha's Temple"
Crassula "Buddha's Temple" is a beautiful succulent plant that grows to a height of about 15 cm. Its leaves are thin, flat, and soft, having a silver-grey to gray-green color. It grows in columns and usually, every column grows many other branches. The leaves stack tightly with each other, folded upward at the edges, which makes a perfect square. The diameter of this square can grow up to 1 inch.
At the top of these beautiful leaves columns, it produces white, red, or orange color flowers as well.
Details about Crassula "Buddha's Temple" "Crassula 'Kimnachi', Crassula 'Myron Kimnach'"
How to care for Crassula “Buddha's Temple”
The whole Crassula genus is easy to care for. But it suffers from mealybugs and fungal diseases. So whenever you cut any section, treat it with fungicide.
Crassula “Buddha's Temple” plant is a hybrid of Crassula "pyramidalis" and Crassula "perfoliata var". It is a light-loving plant. So place it where it gets enough sunlight. It grows to its most vibrant colors when it gets enough sunlight.
Where should you plant this succulent?
If you live in a colder environment, where temperature can go below 25 °F (-3.9 °C), You should plant Crassula “Buddha's Temple” in a container. (use DIY Succulent Soil for the container, OR get the best succulents soil pre-mixed). Because it is not cold hardy, so you'll be able to bring it inside in winter.
This succulent needs more sunlight. So plant where it gets about 5-6 hours of direct sunlight a day.
Watering Crassula Buddha's Temple Plant
Crassula “Buddha's Temple” does not require any special watering schedule. You can use the same succulents watering method just like for other succulents plants. It is best to water when the soil is completely dry. Otherwise, its roots may rot in wet soil.
How to Propagate Crassula “Buddha's Temple”
Crassula “Buddha's Temple” can be propagated by division, offsets, and leaf cuttings. Propagating by offsets and leaf cuttings might be perfect for beginners, as it is easier.
Propagate by Division
To propagate Crassula “Buddha's Temple” by division, simply dig up the plant and divide it gently into separate parts. Repot the parts in well-draining soil.
Remember to give water when the soil is completely dry. Check out the last section for watering babies in the watering succulents guide.
Propagate by Offsets
Crassula Buddha's Temple produces small offsets around its base. Simply pull these offsets and plant them in well-draining soil.
Remember to give water when the soil is completely dry. I have mentioned that at the last in watering succulents guide.
Propagate by Leaf cuttings
When cutting a leaf for propagation, try to gently cut as a whole. I.e. no part of the leaf should be left on the stem. This will increase your chances of successful propagation.
After collecting leaves, callous over for a day or two. Then place the leaves on well-draining soil.
Where to Buy?
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Crassula Buddha's Temple video
An interesting video from a YouTuber "Alex" about growing and caring for Crassula Buddha's temple succulent. It worth watching.
Image Credit: Crassulaceae.ch
Facts & Features
3 Propagation Types
Propagation can be done by division, offsets, and leaf cuttings.
6 inches Tall
This plant grows up to 6″ (15 cm) tall
Grows in spring and summer
Need more care during these times.
Indoors Lit Area
Better to keep it near a window where it gets enough sunlight. OR, keep it outdoors.
Use regular succulent watering methods. Learn how to water succulents easily.
Not Cold Hardy
Protect from very low temperatures.
Partially Shady Sunlight
You can keep it in full sun but protect it during the afternoon.
Toxic to Pets
Try protecting your pets from consuming this plant.
In this zone, the temperature can drop up to 25° F ( -3.9° C )