6 sided Crassula 'Buddha's Temple' plant

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6 sided Crassula 'Buddha's Temple' plant

Postby KathyM » Tue May 08, 2018 11:31 pm

I spotted this 6-sided Crassula 'Buddha's Temple' on a tray of regular 4-sided ones at the weekend and was intrigued by it so just had to buy it to see how it would grow. Does anyone know what would cause it to grow like this and if offsets are likely to be 6 sided too?

I've looked online and other ones I've seen are all small plants of a similar size to mine.

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Re: 6 sided Crassula 'Buddha's Temple' plant

Postby Diane » Wed May 09, 2018 2:11 pm

I have a Crassula pyramidalis, (which is one of the parents of this hybrid) which produced a six-sided stem, but subsequent branches are the normal four sides, so this is probably just an anomaly in growth, which does sometimes happen. If yours branches, they will probably just revert to normal four sides.
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Re: 6 sided Crassula 'Buddha's Temple' plant

Postby RICHAUD » Thu May 10, 2018 6:45 am

it would be interesting to see if the rejects of this plant will also have 6 ribs

wait and see
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Re: 6 sided Crassula 'Buddha's Temple' plant

Postby KathyM » Fri May 11, 2018 12:49 am

I had wondered if it would just revert to being 4-sided when it got offsets, but I couldn't resist buying it so that I can find out.
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Re: 6 sided Crassula 'Buddha's Temple' plant

Postby tonyironscacti » Fri May 11, 2018 12:10 pm

Glad you noticed this one in the sales tray.

When I got home from the North West Mart I look at my other plants and noticed I have another one of these 6 sided plants on the sales bench !

Did you want a brother for your existing one ?

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Re: 6 sided Crassula 'Buddha's Temple' plant

Postby FaeLLe » Fri May 11, 2018 3:35 pm

How does anyone get this to stand up straight? I have one growing for three years now and it is around 7 cm tall and has something like 10-12 offsets all around it but is now starting to lean over....
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Re: 6 sided Crassula 'Buddha's Temple' plant

Postby Diane » Fri May 11, 2018 6:08 pm

That's what they do...
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Re: 6 sided Crassula 'Buddha's Temple' plant

Postby KathyM » Wed May 16, 2018 1:28 am

tonyironscacti wrote:Glad you noticed this one in the sales tray.

When I got home from the North West Mart I look at my other plants and noticed I have another one of these 6 sided plants on the sales bench !

Did you want a brother for your existing one ?

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That's really interesting, I wonder if they are not massively unusual but people just miss them? I will probably check every time I see a tray now. I've only found a few mentions of 6-sided ones online, but then it's a tricky thing to search for. They do seem to attract a lot of attention when someone posts a picture of one though.

One family member absolutely loved my plant but I wasn't sure if she wanted one too or if she just wanted to Instagram mine!

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