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Succulents – Stonecrop Sedum

  • Stonecrop sedum

Botanical name: genus sedum 

Beginner friendly?: yes

Average size at maturity:  4 – 6 inches in height with a 18 inch spread

Bloom time:  fall. Starts blooming during the second growing season and then blooms every season after.

Hardy zone:  zones 4 – 9 

Flower color: pink, white, purple

Foliage color: green, blue, coral

Growth rate: slow growing, can reach mature height in one growing season but will spread a few inches a year

Pruning instructions: cut down half of the plant in may or june

Propagation methods: cut a stem just below a node and place in water until roots start to emerge

Landscape use: groundcover, container succulent 

Light needs: 4 hours of sun a day

Special features: extremely drought tolerant

Watering instructions:  weekly watering is recommended

Fertilizing instructions : use a diluted cacti fertilizer after planting and repeat once a year in the spring 

Best time to plant: spring or summer 

Best type of soil: loam, sand 

Companion plants: snake plant 

Toxicity level: potentially mildly toxic if ingested 

Invasive species: no

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