Sedum ‘Little Missy’

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Sedum Little Missy is a ground cover succulent coming from Eastern Cape of South Africa. The african soil and environment forced this succulent to adapt to dry and hot conditions. In this article, you’ll find out about this succulents key features, abilities and care.

Sedum Little Missy Physical Characteristics

sedum little missy physical characteristics

The leaves are lance-shaped and can variate in color depending on the season. They are green with white edges, but when hotter months come, they tend to get reddish or pinkish in color. Sedum Little Missy’s leaves are the reason why this plant is so adaptable. They store water, making this sedum more drought-tolerant.

The flowers of Sedum Little Missy are small and star-shaped. They have purplish-pink color on the outside and pinkish-white on the inside. You can see these flowers around late spring and early summer. This is the period when this sedum blooms.

Aside from small leaves and flowers, this succulent is very short. It can grow up to 6 inches (15 cm). But that’s why it’s so special. You can use it as ground cover in your garden, and also, since it’s not invasive, you can use it as a container plant!

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Sedum Little Missy Care

Sunlight: At least 6 hours of bright, indirect sunlight is a must if you want a healthy Little Missy. As mentioned before, this sedum can adapt to various conditions, but to ensure the best for your plant, give it some afternoon shade in order to protect it from scorching light.

Temperature: This sedum thrives in temperatures between 60 and 75°F (15-24°C). Eastern Cape of South Africa can have a really cold nights, which pushes this plant to adapt to cool conditions. However, it’s best to keep this plant in a place with mentioned temperature range. Freezing temperatures can harm it in the long run.

Water: Water every 2-3 weeks during spring and summer, and reduce it to once a month during fall and winter. It’s important to check if the soil has dried out before watering. Water thoroughly and water soil directly – don’t water the leaves as they store water. Too much water on leaves can damage them.

Soil: Use a well-draining succulent or cactus potting mix. They have good drainage, which prevents excess water from staying around roots and damaging them. You can also learn how to make your own well-draining soil!

Fertilizer: Sedum Little Missy’s native soil is nutrient-poor, so you don’t need to use fertilizer too often. You can apply it every 4-6 weeks during active growing season. Be careful not to use too much fertilizer; always water this plant before doing so.

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Growth

Pruning can be beneficial for Sedum Little Missy, and it’s best to do it during the active growing season. Remove dead, damaged, yellow stems and leaves to promote new growth. This sedum can also get leggy, so trimming long stems can encourage bushy growth.

You can also help this plant grow by repotting. The best time to do this is during the active growing season. Remove your Little Missy from its pot and prune away any damaged roots. Get a new, one-size bigger pot with drainage holes and well-draining soil.

Propagation can be done using stem or leaf cuttings. Cut a healthy stem, about 4 inches (10cm) long, and let it callus for 1-2 days. Once calloused, plant it in well-draining soil and keep it lightly moist. Provide bright, indirect sunlight until the cutting roots. The same process can be done with leaf cuttings too.

Commonly asked questions

A thread from u/rawreehduhracingcar: “I have this sedum little missy and I’m worried that its dying bc its starting to dry out,,, i water it once a week and give it full sunlight 4-6 hours each day,,, pls help”

Answer: Watering once a week is to much for sedums in general, so I think that’s the root of your problem. My advise is to water your Little Missy every 2-3 weeks during spring and summer, and once a month during dormancy.

sedum little missy with dry leaves

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