This is a fascinating species that initially grows in columns before branching, the coloums of Crassula ‘Buddha’s Temple’ grow in a rectangular shape.
The foliage is stacked in tight layers and colour changes from a deep green to silvery green/grey depending on light and temperature. This is a hybrid form of Crassula pyramiladis and is regarded as one of the best. Bred by Myron Kimnach in 1959 this is a Hybrid of Crassula pyramidalis and Crassula perfoliata v. falcata
Although grown for the foliage,’Buddha’s Temple’ will flower, small orange to red bloom appears on top of the column.
Care and Growing Conditions.
Eas care when grown in containers indoors of in a protected position outdoors.
- Best grown in a container and a specialist cactus and succulent potting mix.
- Good filtered light to full sun depending on the climate.
- Watering is best from below to protect the foliage collecting water and from marking.
- Repot every second year to replenish the growing medium.
- Fertiliser is not generally required if repotted regularly.
- Botanical Name – Crassula pyramiladis ‘Buddha’s Temple’
- Common Name – Crassula ‘Buddha’s Temple’, Crassula x “Kimnachi”
- Position – Good filtered light to part sun.
- Soil – Well drained.
- Height – To around 15 – 20 cms. (6 inches plus)
- Growth rate – medium
- Foliage – Green and tightly stacked.
- Flowers – Orange to red fading to pink.
- Flowering time – spring.
- Frost tolerant – No
- Drought tolerant – Yes.