Crassula buddha’s temple growing succulent subshrub of the genus also known as Buddha temple succulent, Crassula buddha’s temple perennial evergreen used as ornamental drought tolerant plant, can grow in subtropics, mediterranean, desert or temperate climate or as houseplant and growing in hardiness zone 10-12.
Crassula buddha’s temple leaves
Leaves color green in triangle shape the leaves grow in group of four in rosette shape.
Flower color white the flower grow in the top of stem in clusters.
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How to grow Crassula buddha’s temple growing and care:
Put water only when the leaves become soft, drained soil
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction cutting
Care, Plant Care
How to propagate:,
Seed – sowing season it’s in spring to summer keep soil little moist let it almost dry put in in pot with sandy soil. Cutting can be from leaves or stems, cut in the base of the leaf will be better, possible to cut stems or in middle of the leaf, need to let the few days in shade location and let it dry little bit before put it in the soil, after this put the leaves of stems in the soil watering it with moist and don’t overwater.
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
No, but easier to start from cutting
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Sensitive to big amount of water
All the year
Pests and diseases:
Aphids, snails, slugs
How to prune:
Old leaves and dead bloom stems, better to cut dead leaves when fully dry all the minerals go back to the plants
Size of the plant:
10-20 cm, 4-8 inches
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Small amount of water – let it dry between watering and do not overwater it will kill that plant, if it’s grow in rainy location better to put in pot with lava grit or something inert that the water to go out, also sandy soil
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun – might be burn in the desert / Half Shade / Full Shade with light
Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter, flowerpot, containers:
Yes, growing containers need to make sure that there are enough holes, also choosing the soil it’s important and also to switch the soil once in few years when the soil loosing, soil need to choose little organic matter with inert materials like lava grit in the bottom and sandy soil on the top, possible perlite with peat soil.
General information about the flower:
White flowers grow in the top of stem in clusters
Crassula pyramidalis x perfoliata
Alternative name: Buddhist temple plant, Crassula buddha temple, Buddha temple succulent