Crassula 'Buddha's Temple'

Scientific Name

Crassula 'Buddha's Temple'

Scientific Classification

Family: Crassulaceae
Subfamily: Crassuloideae
Genus: Crassula


This hybrid is a cross between Crassula pyramidalis and Crassula perfoliata var. minor (formerly known as Crassula falcata) created by Myron Kimnach in 1959.


Crassula 'Buddha's Temple' is an eye-catching succulent with leaves densely stacked and folded up at the edges, forming a usually square-shaped column. Because one of the parents, Crassula pyramidalis, is a variable species, there are also 5- or 6-angled forms of this hybrid. The columns grow up to 6 inches (15 cm) tall and up to 1.6 inches (4 cm) wide, producing branches from the sides. Leaves are flat, heart-shaped, silvery-grey to grayish-green, and covered with a powdery coating. Flowers are pink to nearly white and appear in compact rounded clusters, usually in spring and summer.

How to Grow and Care for Crassula 'Buddha's Temple'

Light: Crassula plants prefer full sun to partial shade. However, intense afternoon sun in the hottest period of summer can burn the leaves of the plants. Most Crassulas can be grown indoors if given enough light.

Soil: They are not particular about soil pH, but Crassulas require very porous soil with excellent drainage.

Hardiness: Crassula 'Buddha's Temple' can withstand temperatures as low as 25 to 50 °F (-3.9 to 10 °C), USDA hardiness zones 9b to 11b.

Watering: These plants have typical watering needs for succulents. Avoid overwatering by using the "soak and dry" method, where the soil is soaked with water, slowly drained, and left to dry out before watering again. Reduce watering in winter.

Fertilizing: Crassulas will benefit from a small amount of organic fertilizer in mid-spring when they start actively growing.

Repotting: Repot as needed, preferably in spring, at the beginning of a period of active growth.

Propagation: Crassulas are generally started by leaves or stem cuttings. They can also be grown from seeds and offsets.

Learn more at How to Grow and Care for Crassula.

Toxicity of Crassula 'Buddha's Temple'

Crassula plants are generally nontoxic to people and pets.


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Crassula Buddha’s Temple Features: An Overview

  • Crassula cv. Buddha’s Temple grows to a height of approximately 6 inches (15 cm), making it the perfect container plant.
  • Its leaves are flat, soft, and silver-grey-green. The diameter of the leaf square can reach 1 inch (2,5 cm). The squares form columns and each column can grow other branches.
  • On top of these perfect leaf columns, Buddha’s Temple will develop eye-catching spherical red, orange, or white flowers that turn pink. The flowers appear on mature plants in late winter to early spring.
  • Crassula Buddha’s Temple has a powdery coating that is rubbed off by touch or water, so make sure to water it from below to prevent this.
  • Crassula Buddha’s Temple is an evergreen perennial that can grow in Mediterranean, subtropical, or temperate climates in hardiness zone 9b to 11b. If you live in a cooler climate, consider potting your succulent so you can bring it indoors during winter.

Product Details


Crassula 'Buddha's Temple': This amazing succulent is extremely rare and slow growing. It has a mesmerizing form of stacked leaves, somewhat resembling a pagoda. We grew these with special care from tissue culture for one full year in the greenhouse to get them to their current size, which is still only a few inches tall.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a small vertically growing plant that does not fill the diameter of the 2.0" pot. It will get larger over time with proper care. Do not over-water or expose to full, outdoor sun.

SPECIAL RETURN POLICY: We will not accept returns, send replacements, or refund this product if the reason is "size is too small".

Soft succulents will not survive a hard frost, but if there is a risk of freezing temperatures they can be brought indoors to grow on a sunny window sill or under a grow light. They need ample sunlight, great drainage, and infrequent water to prevent rot. Pick containers with drainage holes and use well-draining cactus and succulent soil with 50% to 70% mineral grit such as coarse sand, pumice, or perlite. Water deeply enough for water to run out the drainage hole, then wait for the soil to fully dry before watering again.

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Buddhas Temple is a mini square shaped, symmetrical column of leaves. This amazing variety is a hybrid of Crassula pyramidalis and Crassula perfoliata.

Grows best with some protection from intense full sun. It is drought tolerant. Adaptable as a houseplant. Easy care succulent plant. Crassulaceae family. Not cold hardy.

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Cold Hardy to 20° to 30°F

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9 Reviews

Crassula Buddha Temple

Posted by JOANNA SIMEONE on Oct 24th 2020

It arrived in beautiful condition. one large Buddha with many babies. so very pleased with this purchase

Beautiful Buddah’s Temple

Posted by Barbara on Jul 29th 2020

Ordered 2, received super fast and probably on of the best packing jobs I’ve seen for succulents. Bigger than I imagined they’d be. One of the pups was big enough to plant in its own pot. :) First time buyer and will definitely buy from them again. Highly recommended!!

Buddha’s Temple

Posted by Alana on Jun 1st 2020

I ordered two Buddha’s Temple succulent plants and the order shipped the next day. I received the plants very quickly and both have a bunch of babies growing from it! They are beautiful and so well packaged. Very happy with my purchase, I wish I could attach a photo!

Crassula Buddha's Temple

Posted by Maiya on Nov 14th 2019

I received a beautiful looking plant with baby pups attached. Couldn't be happier with my order.

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