Sedum Dazzleberry is a succulent that stands out among other sedums. It’s outstanding appearance, hardiness and versatility makes it a perfect part for every garden or home. Plus, it very easy to care for! So, let’s find out more about this sedum and find out how you can take proper care for it!
Sedum Dazzleberry Characteristics
Sedum Dazzleberry’s leaves are spoon-shaped and they come in various colors, but they are usually grey green with purple edges. They come with waxy coating, which helps them retain moisture – that’s why this plant can withstand very dry conditions.
This sedum blooms very late compared to other plants from it’s genus. It usually produces pink flowers during late summer or early fall. These flowers produces seeds – you can use them to easily propagate this plant.
Roots also play a major role in retaining moisture. They have the same role as leaves, but they also have the ability to store nutrients from the soil.
The height and spread of this plant makes it special. Usual height of fully grown Sedum Dazzleberry can be 6-8 inches (15-20 centimeters) and spread of this plant goes up to 12 inches (30 centimeters) in width. This is what makes it very versatile – from ground cover to container plant – you name it! It can be used for everything!
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Sedum Dazzleberry Care
Sunlight: For colorful and bushy appearance, Sedum Dazzleberry needs at least 6 hours of bright, direct sunlight every day. If you are growing it indoors, partial shade is also fine. Place it near window with bright, indirect sunlight. Keep in mind – although it will still grow and bloom, the appearance may be less colorful.
Water: This plant retains water, so be careful how and how frequently you water it. Ideally, water every every 2 weeks during spring and summer and once every 4 weeks during fall and winter. Water the base of this sedum – never water leaves! You’re risking exposing them to fungal diseases!
Fertilizer: Roots of this ground cover store nutrients, so you should not worry about fertilizing that much. Every 4-6 weeks during active growing season is enough. On the other hand, be careful not to overfeed this plant. it can attract pests and cause leggy growth.
The appearance of this plant is everything – so, it’s important to prune it occasionally. Remove faded or spent flowers – this encourages Sedum Dazzleberry to focus on growing new flowers. Also, trim back leggy stems to promote bushy growth.
You can propagate Sedum Dazzleberry like every other sedum.Cut a healthy leaf or stem and let it dry in order to form a callus. Then, plant the calloused leaf/stem cutting and plant it in well-draining soil. Water it light and provide with bright indirect sunlight in the beggining. Another option is division – dig up the mature plant and divide it in parts(each part needs to have it’s own root system). Let the parts callus and plant them in well-draining soil. Lightly water and provide bright, indirect sunlight.
Richard | Editor-in-chief at Succulent City
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!