If you plan to add a succulent to your current house plants, familiarize yourself with the available options. A simple visit to your local garden center can introduce you to various succulents in various sizes, shapes, colors, and growth habits. For today’s article, we will learn about another small, colorful, easy-to-grow succulent called Sedeveria, ‘Jet Beads.’
This succulent belongs to the Crassulaceae family. Sedeveria ‘Jet Beads’ is a hybrid between Sedum Stahlii and Echeveria Affinis. Due to its size and care requirement, Sedeveria ‘Jet Beads’ is commonly seen in drought environments and rock gardens.
It is typically a tiny type of succulent that can reach 4 inches tall. Sedeveria ‘Jet Beads’ has small, pointed, colorful leaves arranged in a string of stems. The leaves are also small and often compared to beads. Hence, the name of the plant. The colors vary from copper, burgundy, and green to black. Typically, the leaves turn black during the cooler seasons. During the summer season, this Sedeveria also produces small yellow-shaped flowers.
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Sedeveria ‘Jet Beads’ Propagation Guide
Sedeveria ‘Jet Beads’ can be easily propagated through offsets and stem cuttings. Remove an offset from the mother plant and lay it on the ground. You may layer it with a thin soil mixture to keep it grounded. When propagating through stem cuttings, allow the cuttings to be calloused for two to three days before replanting. It is crucial to avoid the spread of bacteria in your new plant.
Proper Plant Guide
- Sunlight: It can survive under direct sunlight. Sedeveria ‘Jet Beads’ needs a warm and sunny environment, but it can also tolerate some shade. If placed indoors, check if your succulent is still getting enough sunlight by placing it by the window or providing artificial light.
- Watering: This Sedeveria is drought-resistant, like most succulents. Water lightly during its growing season and avoid watering during its dormant season. Check the soil is completely dry before watering. Note that most succulents that experienced overwatering no longer survive and eventually die.
- Temperature: It thrives in an environment at around 25°F to 45°F. Sedeveria ‘Jet Beads’ can’t tolerate frigid temperatures. Putting it indoors during winter or when it starts to freeze outdoors is essential.
- USDA Hardiness Zone: 9b to 11b.
- Soil: Use a well-draining soil mixture to promote growth and avoid root rot. You can easily purchase this at your local garden center or opt to create your mixture. Combine perlite, sand, and potting soil.
- pH Level: 5 to 7 (Neutral).
- Winter Care: Practice pruning lower leaves to remove fungus and avoid its spread.
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