Crassula ‘Buddha’s Temple’
Buddha’s Temple has tall columns of stacked up leaves that look just like a pagoda. This slow grower will reach up to 6″ and grows perfectly symmetrical, making it perfect for a Zen Garden. It is sensitive to getting too wet, so keep it happy with minimal watering.
This plant’s leaves are very stiff and fold inward creating a cross right through its four corners. Its tips turn a slight gray and red with age and sunning. Does well with lots of sun or light shade. Will eventually grow branches and/or a big bloom on the top. It’s not monocarpic so it does keep growing after flowering.
Use a very well draining soil mix. Store bought cactus and succulent mix often retains too much water. You can add gritty materials like pumice, lava rock, or perlite to loosen it up and improve drainage. Your mix should be at least half gritty ingredients. Use a pot with drain holes so the soil can dry out.
Soak your plants thoroughly, then let them dry out completely before watering again. Frequency will depend on your climate. Check for dryness by sticking your finger into the top of the soil, or looking into the drain holes at the bottom of the pot.
Bare Root Shipping
Most of our plants ship bare root to save on shipping cost. This means the plant will not include a pot or soil. Some plants are shipped in the pot to avoid damage.