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Care of the plant Crassula Buddha's Temple or Buddha's Temple plant.

Care of the plant Crassula Buddha's Temple or Buddha's Temple plant

The genus Crassula, family Crassulaceae, includes 600 species of succulent plants native to southern Africa. Some species are: Crassula Buddha's Temple (cultivar), Crassula arborescens, Crassula ovataCrassula tetragona, Crassula lactea, Crassula multicava, Crassula corymbulosa, Crassula perforata, Crassula capitella, Crassula falcataCrassula marnierana, Crassula muscosa.

Common name: Buddha's Temple plant. This plant is hybrid of Crassula pyramidalis and Crassula perfoliata v. falcata.

They are curious small succulent plants that can branch and reach 30 cm in height. The fleshy leaves are arranged on the stem closely between them, with the apex slightly upwards; They are grayish green in color. The pinkish-white flowers are very small but numerous and appear at the tips of the stems. They can bloom in late spring and other seasons of the year.

They are used in pots due to their small size; in tropical and subtropical climates they are used in rockery and in gardens of cacti and succulents.

The Crassula Buddhas Temple needs an illuminated exposure but without direct sun in the central hours of the day. They do not resist frost; in winter the temperature should not be less than 10 ºC.

The soil can be a commercial substrate for cacti and succulents. The transplant is done in early spring.

Always water moderately: once a week in summer, every 15 days in spring and early autumn; in winter water once a month. Make sure the substrate is dry before watering.

Fertilize in spring with fertilizer for cacti and succulents.

Prune withered flowers.

These plants do not have serious pest and disease problems if there is not excess moisture.

They propagate easily by stem cuttings or by rooting the basal suckers in a sandy substrate.

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Crassula Buddha's Temple
Crassula Buddha's Temple
Crassula Buddha's Temple
 

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