Sedum Lineare

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Sedum lineare is a low-growing succulent better known as Carpet Sedum. It is widely used across China to cover flat-roofed buildings to make their appearance more natural. If you ever think about getting this plant make sure to read this article first!

Sedum Lineare Physical Characteristics

sedum lineare physical characteristics

Carpet Sedum has needle-like, green leaves. They are fleshy because they store water. When Carpet Sedum deals with stress, the leaves may get red or pink hues.

This sedum can produce small, star-shaped yellow flowers. They appear during late spring and early summer and usually last for several weeks.

Sedum Lineare grow up to 6 inches(15cm). It can spread up to 2 feet(60cm) – now you know why every building loves this plant!

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Sedum Lineare Care

Sunlight: Carpet Sedum needs at least 6 hours of bright, indirect sunlight every day. If you live in a hot climate, try to provide shade for this plant during afternoon to prevent scorching.

Temperature: 60-75 °F (15-24 °C) work the best for this sedum. It will thrive in both cold and hot environments but, it will benefit from protection – apply mulch during colder months to protect roots from cold.

Water: Carpet Sedum needs to be watered when soil dries out. It will need around 1-2 weeks to get dry during spring and summer, and even more during winter. The leaves store water, so you shouldn’t water them – water around the base of the plant instead.

Soil: To prevent overwatering, make sure to get well-draining soil. Succulent or cactus potting mix combined with pumice will make a thriving ground for your sedum.

Fertilizer: Use fertilizer once or twice a year during active growing season only. Make sure to dilute it with water before using it. Also, water your sedum before fertilizing – nutrients need to spread around the roots evenly.


If you notice roots coming out from drainage holes, its time to repot your Carpet Sedum. Remove it from its current pot and make sure to cut away dead or damaged roots. Once you do that you can plant it in a bigger pot. Take gentle care of your sedum for the first couple of days after repotting – this means watering lightly and keeping the plant under indirect sunlight.

To ensure your sedum stays healthy, prune it if you notice diseased or dead leaves – if you don’t, it can get sick pretty quickly. Sedum Lineare grows fast, so, if you want to keep its size under control trim some of the parts.

You can multiply Carpet Sedum using its leaves or stems. Cut a healthy leaf or stem and let it callus. Once it does plant it in well-draining soil. Keep the soil lightly moist and place the plantlet under indirect sunlight. You can propagate using offsets the same way. Once the offsets form a callus, plant it in well-draining soil. The last propagation method is division. Divide your plant into parts making sure every part has attached roots. Plant every part separately in well-draining soil.

Commonly asked questions about Sedum Lineare

A thread from u/DuperActionHero: “This is my second Sea Urchin Sedum and it’s dying on my again. I have it in a decorative octagon pot-no-holes with rocks lining bottom and filled with cactus soil. I live in zone 10 (south florida) and have it outside in partial shade. The only sun is in the morning for a short time. I lightly mist it every week, water it every other week and the lower leaves are turning a light brown and drying. Before I had another sea urchin sedum in same set up and I misted everyday and watered it every 2 weeks and it did the same and died.In short: Late and New sedum Sea Urchin Sedum turned crispy when watering one a week or every other week in partial shade.

Answer: Plants from the Sedum genus don’t need that much water! You should water every 1-2 weeks or less, depending on how much time soil needs to dry out. Also, make sure to get a pot with drainage holes – they will improve water flow making sure excess water doesn’t stay in the soil.

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