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Introducing the stunning Crassula Buddha's Temple, also known as Crassula pyramidalis Buddha’s Temple, a unique and eye-catching hybrid succulent. The name "Buddha's Temple" is inspired by its distinctive shape, which resembles the tiers of a temple or pagoda. This succulent is believed to have originated from South Africa, where it thrives in arid and rocky environments. 

The Crassula Buddha's Temple is a hybrid cross between Crassula falcata and Crassula pyramidalis. This combination has resulted in a plant with intriguing architectural features. Its leaves grow in stacked tiers, forming a pyramid-like structure folded up at the red edges. The leaves are heart-shaped, thick, and fleshy, with a powdery glossy green color. This square-shaped column grows up to 6-12 inches tall and 1.6 inches wide, producing branches from the sides. 

The flowers of the Buddha's Temple Crassula are small and star-shaped, with a pale pink or white color. They bloom in clusters atop tall stems, creating a lovely contrast against the green foliage. The flowering period typically occurs during the spring and summer months. 

When it comes to propagation, the Crassula Buddha's Temple can be propagated through stem cuttings or leaf cuttings. Simply take a healthy stem or leaf cutting, allow it to callus for a few days, and then plant it in well-draining soil. With proper care and attention, the cuttings will develop roots and grow into new Buddha plants. 

Additionally, the Buddha's Temple Crassula is considered friendly to both humans and pets. However, it's always good practice to keep any plant out of reach of curious pets or small children, as ingestion can still cause mild stomach discomfort. 

Watering Needs 

Like other succulents, the Crassula Buddha's Temple requires moderate watering. To avoid overwatering, which can cause root rot, it's critical to let the soil dry out between waterings. A good rule of thumb is to water your Buddha's temple succulent thoroughly when the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch. Be sure to use well-drained soil and a pot with drainage holes to prevent water from pooling at the roots. 

During the growing season, which is typically spring and summer, you can water the Crassula Buddha's Temple once every 1-2 weeks. In the winter months, when your ‘Buddha's Temple’ Crassula succulent goes dormant, you can reduce watering to once every 3-4 weeks. Remember, it's always better to underwater than to overwater your Buddha's Temple Crassula succulents! 

Additionally, it's important to avoid getting water on the leaves of the Crassula Buddha's temple, as this can cause leaf rot. Instead, aim to water the soil directly at the base of the Buddha's Temple plant. If you notice the leaves turning yellow or mushy, it could be a sign of overwatering, so adjust your watering schedule accordingly. 

Light Requirements 

When it comes to growing the Crassula Buddha's Temple indoors, it thrives in bright, indirect light. Place your Buddha's temple succulent plant near a window that receives plenty of sunlight, but make sure to avoid direct sunlight, especially during the hottest parts of the day. If your Crassula Buddha's temple isn't getting enough light, you may notice it is stretching or leaning toward the light source, which is a sign that it needs more light. In that case, you can consider using artificial grow lights to supplement the natural light. 

If you're planning to grow your Crassula Buddha's Temple outdoors, it's important to find a spot that offers partial shade. This means providing your succulent with 4-6 hours of direct sunlight in the morning or late afternoon while protecting it from the intense midday sun. Too much direct sunlight can scorch the leaves of the Buddha's temple plant, so finding a balance between sun and shade is key. 

Remember, the Buddha's Temple Crassula is a versatile plant that can adapt to different light conditions. However, it's always a good idea to observe your Buddha's Temple Crassula and make adjustments if you notice any signs of stress. Keep an eye out for leggy growth, yellowing leaves, or leaf burn, as these can indicate that the light conditions need to be adjusted. 

Optimal Soil & Fertilizer Needs 

When it comes to the soil, this lovely Buddha's temple succulent prefers well-draining soil that allows excess water to flow out easily. A mix of regular potting soil and perlite or pumice works well to create a light and airy texture. This type of soil helps prevent water from sitting around the roots, which can lead to root rot.  Instead, make or buy a well-draining potting mix, or ideally, use our specialized succulent potting mix that contains 5 natural substrates and mycorrhizae to promote the development of a strong root system that helps your Buddha's temple succulent to thrive.  

As for fertilizer, the Crassula Buddha's Temple plant doesn't require frequent feeding. During the growing season, which is typically spring, you can fertilize your Buddha's temple crassula once a year using a balanced, water-soluble NPK fertilizer diluted to half strength. This will provide the necessary nutrients without overwhelming your Crassula Buddha's Temple plant. In the dormant winter months, you can skip fertilizing altogether, as it is not actively growing during this time. 

Remember, it's important not to over-fertilize your Buddha's Temple Crassula, as succulents are generally low maintenance when it comes to feeding. Too much fertilizer can lead to excessive growth, weak stems, and other issues. Always follow the instructions and err on the side of caution when it comes to feeding your Buddha's Temple Crassula plant. 

Hardiness Zone & More 

When growing the Crassula Buddha's Temple indoors, it can adapt well to a variety of temperature ranges. It prefers temperatures between 60°F and 75°F, which is pretty comfortable for most indoor environments. It's important to avoid extreme temperature fluctuations and drafts, as they can stress your Buddha's temple succulent. As for humidity, the Crassula Buddha's temple is quite adaptable and can tolerate average indoor humidity levels. You don't need to worry too much about adjusting the humidity specifically for this Buddha's temple, Crassula. 

If you are living in USDA zone 9-11, you can grow your Buddha's Temple Crassula outdoors year-round. However, if you live in a colder zone, you can still enjoy this stunning Crassula succulent outdoors during the warmer months. Just make sure to bring it indoors or provide protection when temperatures drop below its preferred range. 

The Crassula Buddha's Temple can tolerate temperatures as low as 25 -50°F but prefers temperatures between 60°F and 75°F for optimal growth. As for humidity, it can handle a range of humidity levels, but it generally prefers moderate humidity. It's important to note that excessive humidity, especially in combination with low temperatures, can increase the risk of fungal diseases, so good air circulation is essential. 

The Bottom Line 

Overall, the Crassula Buddha's Temple is a captivating hybrid succulent with tiered, pyramid-like foliage, reminiscent of a temple or pagoda. Its triangular leaves are thick, fleshy, and glossy green, with striking red edges. This unique plant produces delicate, star-shaped flowers in pale pink or white, adding to its charm. Buddha's temple crassula propagation can be done by stem or leaf cuttings. The Crassula Buddha's Temple is non-toxic to humans and pets, but it's always wise to keep it out of reach. Overall, it's a visually stunning succulent that brings a touch of architectural beauty to any plant collection. 

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you care for a Crassula Buddha's Temple?

To care for a Crassula Buddha's Temple, ensure it receives bright indirect sunlight for 4-6 hours daily, avoids direct sunlight, and water thoroughly. Use well-draining soil formulated for succulents and maintain a temperature between 65 and 75°F. Feed the plant with a balanced, diluted fertilizer during the growing season, and prune back if necessary.

Keep an eye out for pests and signs of overwatering. With proper care, your plant will thrive and bring beauty to your space.

How tall do Buddha's temple succulents get?

Buddha's Temple succulents can grow to be about 6-12 inches tall and 1.6 inches wide. The height, however, can vary depending on the growing conditions and the care given. Some individual plants may grow taller or shorter than this range. It's always exciting to see how your Buddha's Temple succulent will grow!

How often do you water Buddha's Temple?

To water your Buddha's Temple succulent, maintain a balance during spring and summer, watering once every 1-2 weeks. Allow the soil to dry completely between waterings to prevent overwatering. In winter, reduce watering to 3-4 weeks or less, as the plant's water needs decrease. Check the soil's moisture level before watering, using a finger to feel if it feels dry or moist.

How do you propagate Buddha's Temple?

To propagate a Buddha's Temple succulent, you can use stem cuttings. First, find a healthy stem with a few sets of leaves. Use clean, sharp scissors or pruning shears to make a clean cut just below a leaf node. Let the cutting dry for a few days until the cut end forms a callus.

Then, fill a small pot with well-drained succulent soil and bury the cut end about an inch deep. Water the cutting lightly and place the pot in a bright spot with indirect sunlight. Be patient, as it may take a few weeks to see new growth. Remember to monitor the soil moisture and adjust watering as needed.

Bloom Season Spring, summer
Botanical Name Crassula Buddha's Temple
Common Name Buddha's Temple Crassula, Buddha's Temple succulent
Dormancy Winter
Family Crassulaceae
Flower Color Pale pink, white
Genus Crassula
Growth Habit Upright
Growth Rate Slow
Hardiness Zone 9, 10, 11
Mature Size 12 in. tall, 1.6 in. wide
Native Area South Africa
Plant Type Hybrid succulent
Propagation By Cuttings, seeds
Resistance Drought tolerant, deer resistant, heat tolerant
Soil PH 6.5, Acidic, Neutral
Soil Type specialized succulent potting mix
Special Features Vibrant foliage with red edges
Sun Exposure Full sun, partial shade
Toxicity Friendly to humans, friendly to dogs, friendly to cats
Watering Needs Low

Pests & Common Problems of Crassula Buddha's Temple

Crassula Buddha's Temple is generally a hardy and low-maintenance plant, but like any other succulent plant, it can face certain pests and problems.  

The most common are:  

Mealybugs: These tiny, white, cottony insects can infest your Buddha's Temple Crassula, especially in warm and humid conditions. They feed on the sap of your Buddha's temple succulent, causing stunted growth and yellowing leaves. 

Aphids: These small, soft-bodied insects can cluster on the leaves and stems, sucking out Buddha's Temple succulent juices. They can cause distorted growth and leave behind sticky honeydew. 

Root rot: Overwatering or poorly draining soil can lead to root rot in the Crassula Buddha's Temple. This can cause the roots to become mushy, leading to wilting, yellowing leaves, and ultimately plant death. 

Leaf drop: Excessive watering, low light conditions, or sudden temperature changes can cause the Crassula Buddha's Temple to drop its leaves. It's important to find the right balance of watering and provide adequate light for the plant.  

Sunburn: Although the Crassula Buddha's Temple enjoys bright light, direct sunlight can cause sunburn on its leaves. This can result in brown or yellow patches on the foliage. 

Remember, prevention is key! Regularly inspect your Crassula Buddha's Temple for signs of pests, provide proper drainage, and avoid overwatering. If you do encounter any issues, there are organic pest control options available, such as neem oil or insecticidal soap. 

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Introducing the stunning Crassula Buddha's Temple, also known as Crassula pyramidalis Buddha’s Temple, a unique and eye-catching hybrid succulent. The name "Buddha's Temple" is inspired by its distinctive shape, which resembles the tiers of a temple or pagoda. This succulent is believed to have originated from South Africa, where it thrives in arid and rocky environments. 

The Crassula Buddha's Temple is a hybrid cross between Crassula falcata and Crassula pyramidalis. This combination has resulted in a plant with intriguing architectural features. Its leaves grow in stacked tiers, forming a pyramid-like structure folded up at the red edges. The leaves are heart-shaped, thick, and fleshy, with a powdery glossy green color. This square-shaped column grows up to 6-12 inches tall and 1.6 inches wide, producing branches from the sides. 

The flowers of the Buddha's Temple Crassula are small and star-shaped, with a pale pink or white color. They bloom in clusters atop tall stems, creating a lovely contrast against the green foliage. The flowering period typically occurs during the spring and summer months. 

When it comes to propagation, the Crassula Buddha's Temple can be propagated through stem cuttings or leaf cuttings. Simply take a healthy stem or leaf cutting, allow it to callus for a few days, and then plant it in well-draining soil. With proper care and attention, the cuttings will develop roots and grow into new Buddha plants. 

Additionally, the Buddha's Temple Crassula is considered friendly to both humans and pets. However, it's always good practice to keep any plant out of reach of curious pets or small children, as ingestion can still cause mild stomach discomfort. 

Watering Needs 

Like other succulents, the Crassula Buddha's Temple requires moderate watering. To avoid overwatering, which can cause root rot, it's critical to let the soil dry out between waterings. A good rule of thumb is to water your Buddha's temple succulent thoroughly when the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch. Be sure to use well-drained soil and a pot with drainage holes to prevent water from pooling at the roots. 

During the growing season, which is typically spring and summer, you can water the Crassula Buddha's Temple once every 1-2 weeks. In the winter months, when your ‘Buddha's Temple’ Crassula succulent goes dormant, you can reduce watering to once every 3-4 weeks. Remember, it's always better to underwater than to overwater your Buddha's Temple Crassula succulents! 

Additionally, it's important to avoid getting water on the leaves of the Crassula Buddha's temple, as this can cause leaf rot. Instead, aim to water the soil directly at the base of the Buddha's Temple plant. If you notice the leaves turning yellow or mushy, it could be a sign of overwatering, so adjust your watering schedule accordingly. 

Light Requirements 

When it comes to growing the Crassula Buddha's Temple indoors, it thrives in bright, indirect light. Place your Buddha's temple succulent plant near a window that receives plenty of sunlight, but make sure to avoid direct sunlight, especially during the hottest parts of the day. If your Crassula Buddha's temple isn't getting enough light, you may notice it is stretching or leaning toward the light source, which is a sign that it needs more light. In that case, you can consider using artificial grow lights to supplement the natural light. 

If you're planning to grow your Crassula Buddha's Temple outdoors, it's important to find a spot that offers partial shade. This means providing your succulent with 4-6 hours of direct sunlight in the morning or late afternoon while protecting it from the intense midday sun. Too much direct sunlight can scorch the leaves of the Buddha's temple plant, so finding a balance between sun and shade is key. 

Remember, the Buddha's Temple Crassula is a versatile plant that can adapt to different light conditions. However, it's always a good idea to observe your Buddha's Temple Crassula and make adjustments if you notice any signs of stress. Keep an eye out for leggy growth, yellowing leaves, or leaf burn, as these can indicate that the light conditions need to be adjusted. 

Optimal Soil & Fertilizer Needs 

When it comes to the soil, this lovely Buddha's temple succulent prefers well-draining soil that allows excess water to flow out easily. A mix of regular potting soil and perlite or pumice works well to create a light and airy texture. This type of soil helps prevent water from sitting around the roots, which can lead to root rot.  Instead, make or buy a well-draining potting mix, or ideally, use our specialized succulent potting mix that contains 5 natural substrates and mycorrhizae to promote the development of a strong root system that helps your Buddha's temple succulent to thrive.  

As for fertilizer, the Crassula Buddha's Temple plant doesn't require frequent feeding. During the growing season, which is typically spring, you can fertilize your Buddha's temple crassula once a year using a balanced, water-soluble NPK fertilizer diluted to half strength. This will provide the necessary nutrients without overwhelming your Crassula Buddha's Temple plant. In the dormant winter months, you can skip fertilizing altogether, as it is not actively growing during this time. 

Remember, it's important not to over-fertilize your Buddha's Temple Crassula, as succulents are generally low maintenance when it comes to feeding. Too much fertilizer can lead to excessive growth, weak stems, and other issues. Always follow the instructions and err on the side of caution when it comes to feeding your Buddha's Temple Crassula plant. 

Hardiness Zone & More 

When growing the Crassula Buddha's Temple indoors, it can adapt well to a variety of temperature ranges. It prefers temperatures between 60°F and 75°F, which is pretty comfortable for most indoor environments. It's important to avoid extreme temperature fluctuations and drafts, as they can stress your Buddha's temple succulent. As for humidity, the Crassula Buddha's temple is quite adaptable and can tolerate average indoor humidity levels. You don't need to worry too much about adjusting the humidity specifically for this Buddha's temple, Crassula. 

If you are living in USDA zone 9-11, you can grow your Buddha's Temple Crassula outdoors year-round. However, if you live in a colder zone, you can still enjoy this stunning Crassula succulent outdoors during the warmer months. Just make sure to bring it indoors or provide protection when temperatures drop below its preferred range. 

The Crassula Buddha's Temple can tolerate temperatures as low as 25 -50°F but prefers temperatures between 60°F and 75°F for optimal growth. As for humidity, it can handle a range of humidity levels, but it generally prefers moderate humidity. It's important to note that excessive humidity, especially in combination with low temperatures, can increase the risk of fungal diseases, so good air circulation is essential. 

The Bottom Line 

Overall, the Crassula Buddha's Temple is a captivating hybrid succulent with tiered, pyramid-like foliage, reminiscent of a temple or pagoda. Its triangular leaves are thick, fleshy, and glossy green, with striking red edges. This unique plant produces delicate, star-shaped flowers in pale pink or white, adding to its charm. Buddha's temple crassula propagation can be done by stem or leaf cuttings. The Crassula Buddha's Temple is non-toxic to humans and pets, but it's always wise to keep it out of reach. Overall, it's a visually stunning succulent that brings a touch of architectural beauty to any plant collection. 

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you care for a Crassula Buddha's Temple?

To care for a Crassula Buddha's Temple, ensure it receives bright indirect sunlight for 4-6 hours daily, avoids direct sunlight, and water thoroughly. Use well-draining soil formulated for succulents and maintain a temperature between 65 and 75°F. Feed the plant with a balanced, diluted fertilizer during the growing season, and prune back if necessary.

Keep an eye out for pests and signs of overwatering. With proper care, your plant will thrive and bring beauty to your space.

How tall do Buddha's temple succulents get?

Buddha's Temple succulents can grow to be about 6-12 inches tall and 1.6 inches wide. The height, however, can vary depending on the growing conditions and the care given. Some individual plants may grow taller or shorter than this range. It's always exciting to see how your Buddha's Temple succulent will grow!

How often do you water Buddha's Temple?

To water your Buddha's Temple succulent, maintain a balance during spring and summer, watering once every 1-2 weeks. Allow the soil to dry completely between waterings to prevent overwatering. In winter, reduce watering to 3-4 weeks or less, as the plant's water needs decrease. Check the soil's moisture level before watering, using a finger to feel if it feels dry or moist.

How do you propagate Buddha's Temple?

To propagate a Buddha's Temple succulent, you can use stem cuttings. First, find a healthy stem with a few sets of leaves. Use clean, sharp scissors or pruning shears to make a clean cut just below a leaf node. Let the cutting dry for a few days until the cut end forms a callus.

Then, fill a small pot with well-drained succulent soil and bury the cut end about an inch deep. Water the cutting lightly and place the pot in a bright spot with indirect sunlight. Be patient, as it may take a few weeks to see new growth. Remember to monitor the soil moisture and adjust watering as needed.

Bloom Season Spring, summer
Botanical Name Crassula Buddha's Temple
Common Name Buddha's Temple Crassula, Buddha's Temple succulent
Dormancy Winter
Family Crassulaceae
Flower Color Pale pink, white
Genus Crassula
Growth Habit Upright
Growth Rate Slow
Hardiness Zone 9, 10, 11
Mature Size 12 in. tall, 1.6 in. wide
Native Area South Africa
Plant Type Hybrid succulent
Propagation By Cuttings, seeds
Resistance Drought tolerant, deer resistant, heat tolerant
Soil PH 6.5, Acidic, Neutral
Soil Type specialized succulent potting mix
Special Features Vibrant foliage with red edges
Sun Exposure Full sun, partial shade
Toxicity Friendly to humans, friendly to dogs, friendly to cats
Watering Needs Low

Pests & Common Problems of Crassula Buddha's Temple

Crassula Buddha's Temple is generally a hardy and low-maintenance plant, but like any other succulent plant, it can face certain pests and problems.  

The most common are:  

Mealybugs: These tiny, white, cottony insects can infest your Buddha's Temple Crassula, especially in warm and humid conditions. They feed on the sap of your Buddha's temple succulent, causing stunted growth and yellowing leaves. 

Aphids: These small, soft-bodied insects can cluster on the leaves and stems, sucking out Buddha's Temple succulent juices. They can cause distorted growth and leave behind sticky honeydew. 

Root rot: Overwatering or poorly draining soil can lead to root rot in the Crassula Buddha's Temple. This can cause the roots to become mushy, leading to wilting, yellowing leaves, and ultimately plant death. 

Leaf drop: Excessive watering, low light conditions, or sudden temperature changes can cause the Crassula Buddha's Temple to drop its leaves. It's important to find the right balance of watering and provide adequate light for the plant.  

Sunburn: Although the Crassula Buddha's Temple enjoys bright light, direct sunlight can cause sunburn on its leaves. This can result in brown or yellow patches on the foliage. 

Remember, prevention is key! Regularly inspect your Crassula Buddha's Temple for signs of pests, provide proper drainage, and avoid overwatering. If you do encounter any issues, there are organic pest control options available, such as neem oil or insecticidal soap. 

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