Sedum Atlantis, also known as Atlantic Stonecrop, is a succulent which originates from crossing Sedum spurium and Sedum takesimense. The result of this crossing is a very robust succulent that fits in any garden or home. Give this succulent a chance and find out more about it’s care, characteristics and more.
The leaves of Atlantic Stonecrop come in various colors. Most of the time, they are yellow with bold green stripe in the middle, but the edges can get reddish or bluish depending on the environment. The leaves are small and oval-shaped.
Like almost every other sedum, this one also produces flowers usually during late spring and early summer. Flowers are small, star-shaped and yellow in color.
As a ground cover succulent, Sedum Atlantis is short in terms of height. Fully grown sedum can reach up to 4 inches (10cm) in height.
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Sunlight: Atlantic Stonecrop prefers a lot of bright, indirect sunlight. Give it direct sunlight in the morning and partial shade for the rest of the day. Beware of sunburn – too much direct sunlight can harm this plant
Temperature: Optimal temperature is between 65°F-75°F (18°C-24°C). Sedum Atlantis can withstand both cold and hot temperatures, but make sure to protect it from freezing temperatures and extreme heat. Also, know this – depending on the temperatures the color of leaves change. Leaves can become purple and blue in cooler temperatures and reddish when summer comes.
Water: Water deeply and wait for soil to dry out before watering. During growing season, water once every 2-3 weeks and once a month during fall and winter.
Soil: Well-draining soil is a must, because excess moisture can kill this plant. Cactus or Succulent potting mix is what I recommend. Also, make sure to get a container with drainage holes.
Fertilizer: Use all-purpose fertilizer once every 4-6 weeks during growing season. Too much fertilizer can lead to excessive growth, so cut out fertilization when plant comes out of growing season.
Pruning can help Sedum Atlantis grow. Prune dead and damaged leaves and trim the leggy stems. Best time of the year for pruning is in spring.
Propagation of this sedum can be done through leaf and stem cuttings. When using leaf cuttings, let the leaf form a callus first and then plant it in well-draining soil and water lightly. Provide bright, indirect sunlight. The process is pretty much the same when using stem cuttings.
A commonly asked question about Sedum Atlantis
A thread from u/catbirdgrey: “The second pic is the product page. I’ve had it about 3 weeks, it’s got a tiny bit of new growth, but leaves are thin and limp and fragile.”
Answer: Looks like your plant needs more light! Provide plenty of bright, indirect sunlight and follow our watering instructions too. Too much water can causse leaves to become sad!
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Hey everyone! I’m Richard. Welcome to my blog, which is all about succulents, cacti, and a bit about air plants. Ten years back, in 2013, I began my journey with succulents. It started as a simple hobby, crafting and selling charming succulent-themed pins and decorations. But as time passed, my fascination with these remarkable plants grew, and I gained extensive knowledge about them. Therefore, Succulent City is the blog as you see it is now. Enjoy your visit and happly planting!