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Crassula "Buddha's Temple" Crassula 'Kimnachi', Crassula 'Myron Kimnach'

Crassula "Buddha's Temple"

Crassula 'Kimnachi', Crassula 'Myron Kimnach'

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 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, that 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.


Key Features

  • Can be grown indoors if given enough light

    Better to keep it near a window where it gets enough sunlight.

  • Full sun to partial shade

  • Grows in spring and summer

  • Not cold hardy

  • Plant grows up to 6″ (15 cm) tall

  • Propagation by division. offsets and leaf cuttings

  • Toxic to cats and dogs

  • Typical water needs for a succulent

    Use regular succulent watering methods. Don't know? Learn how to water succulents easily.

  • Zone 9b (Minimum 25 °F | -3.9 °C)

Details about Crassula "Buddha's Temple" "Crassula 'Kimnachi', Crassula 'Myron Kimnach'"

General 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.

Watering

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.

Where to Plant

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 Best DIY Succulent Soil for the container). 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.

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 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 a well-draining soil.

Where to Buy?

Crassula Buddha's Temple is available on :

Pairs Well With

Haworthia concolor

 

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