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  Crassula cv. BUDDAH'S TEMPLE
(Syn: Crassula 'Kimnachi' )
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Crassula 'Buddha's Temple' is an ornament jewel that forms compact square shaped column with successive upward curving leaves reminding the roof of a Chinese pagoda.
 

Description: Crassula 'Buddha's Temple' is a very interesting plant that forms a nice square columnar rosette and resembles a giant Crassula pyramidalis.
Leaves: Silvery-grey to greyish-green, scale like, very thick and wide heart-shaped which turn up at the ends. They are densely stacked , each leaf overlapping somewhat and form square columns approximately 4cm wide. The light, white powdery surface helps to preserve moisture and protect from strong sunlight.
Stem: In time it will grow about up to 15cm tall and start branching at varying levels from the sides of each column.
Flowers: Bright red buds open pink to near white in dense apical cluster (cyme).
Blooming season:
Flowers appears in every time of the yeas when conditions are appropriate.
 


 


Cultivation:
Of easy cultivation, they will require a free draining compost and good light to keep the plants compact and encourage leaf colour and flowering, but the white pruinose leaves coatings in our collection sometime is not very  intense and is best to avoid to expose our plant to direct sun in summer. Morning sun only . Needs regular water in the growing season, but reduce watering during winter month , fairly drought tolerant elsewhere. After growing for several years tend to become untidy, and should be cut very short or restarted from cuttings. Crassulas are sensitive to mealybugs.

Propagation: Stem cuttings;

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Family: Crassulaceae

Scientific Name: Crassula 'Buddha's Temple' Hort.

Origin
Garden origin (Nursery produced cultivar) Hybrid of Crassula pyramidalis and Crassula perfoliata v. falcata (or var. minor?) It was hybridized by Myron Kimnach in 1959

Synonyms :

  • Crassula Kimnachi'
  • Crassula deceptor cv Kimnachii'
  • Crassula Myron Kimnach
 



Viewed from above, Crassula 'Buddha's Temple' appears to have the shape of a cross.
 


This dwarf Crassula is an attractive slow growing plant that can be easily housed in a small place.



 

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