Succulents have taken the gardening world by storm with their low-maintenance care requirements, intriguing shapes, and mesmerizing color palettes. Among these unique plants, the Sedeveria ‘Pudgy’ stands out with its distinctive appearance and charm. In this article, we’ll look at this delightful succulent.
The name ‘Pudgy’ is an apt description. They are small with 2.5 to 5 cm long, and 1.25 to 2.5 in width. The plant produces chubby, fleshy leaves that cluster together in a tight rosette formation. These leaves are often a soft green, but with enough sunlight, they can show pinkish or reddish hues around the edges.
I want to share with you Sedeveria ‘Pudgy’ flowers. Each flower is relatively small, often 0.5 to 1 inch (1.25 to 2.5 cm) in diameter. They have a bell or star-shaped with yellow or pale orange. We often see it in late spring to early summer, but the exact timing for blooming varies depending on climate and growing conditions. Generally, these flowers can last for several weeks.
The stem of Sedeveria ‘Pudgy’ is sturdy. You can see it in green when it is young, but the green color turns brown as it ages. The stem can be short or grow longer depending on how much light it can receive. Besides holding up the leaves, the stem can deliver nutrients between the roots and the leaves. As the leaves and roots, its stem can be water storage, which assist it survive in a long period of dry.
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Soil: Sedeveria ‘Pudgy’, like most succulents, thrives in well-draining soil. Overwatering is a common mistake, so it is essential to check the soil to dry out between waterings.
Watering: You should water it more often in growing seasons, once every 2-3 weeks. However, when the dormant season comes, you should decrease the watering frequency to once a month or even less. In terms of technique, you should water it until the water goes out of the drainage holes.
Light: A spot with bright, indirect light is ideal. For natural light, you should put it 6 to 8 hours per day. For artificial light such as LED, the duration between 12 to 16 hours is perfect. While ‘Pudgy’ can tolerate some direct sunlight, excessive exposure can lead to sunburn on the leaves.
Temperature: Being a hardy plant, Sedeveria ‘Pudgy’ can withstand a variety of temperatures, but it’s best kept in conditions ranging from 60°F to 80°F (15°C to 27°C). Bringing the plant indoors is advisable if temperatures drop too low during winter.
Feeding: While not a demanding plant, feeding with a diluted succulent fertilizer during the growing season once a month can give it an extra boost.
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Propagation: You’re in luck if you want to multiply your Sedeveria ‘Pudgy’ collection. The plant propagates easily from leaf cuttings. Gently separate a healthy leaf from the base, let it dry for a day, and then place it on well-draining soil. You’ll notice tiny roots and possibly a new rosette forming in a few weeks.
Potential Issues: Watch out for common succulent pests like mealybugs and aphids. If you notice any infestations, promptly remove the pests using a soft brush or washing the plant with a mild soapy solution. Proper care and avoiding overwatering can prevent most issues.
Sedeveria ‘Pudgy’, with its stunning appearance and easy care requirements, makes succulent lovers worldwide add it as a favorite in their collection. If you have one indoor or outdoor space, I hope all the information above can be helpful! Enjoy, and happy planting!!!
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