Crassula pyramidalis 'Buddha's Temple' is a hybrid results from the cross between Crassula pyramidalis and Crassula perfoliata var. minor (formerly known as Crassula falcata). It's a rare succulent that looks spectacular with stacked and folded leaves at the edges that form a square-shaped column. The columns can reach a height of 6 inches (15 cm) and a width of 1.6 inches (4 cm), with branches growing from the sides. Leaves are flat, heart-shaped, silvery-grey to grayish-green, and covered with a powdery coating. This succulent is edgy and unusual, making it a perfect addition to any planter or rock garden.
It can be grown as a small-scale groundcover, or on hanging basket due to its branching habit.
Flowers are pink to nearly white and appear in compact rounded clusters, usually in spring and summer.
All of the plants may be shipped bare root.
Full sun to partial shade.
Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch, then let drain completely. Avoid letting water sit for too long in the soil to prevent rot and fungal diseases. Reduce watering in the winter.
Well-Drained, Porous, Gritty. Optimal pH is around 6.0 (slightly acidic).
Average summer temperatures from 65ºF/18ºC to 70ºF/21ºC are ideal. In winter, it can survive temperatures as low as 50ºF/10ºC.
Feed once with a controlled-release fertilizer at the beginning of the growing season.
You can propagate Crassula pyramidalis 'Buddha's Temple' by division, offsets or leaf cuttings. The easiest way is to propagate from a single leaf: put the leaf in a succulent or cacti mix, then cover until it sprouts.
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)