Sedum Sarmentosum

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Sedum Sarmentosum, native to the soil of eastern Asia, is a ground cover succulent that found it’s way in a lot of gardens and homes around the world. Why this succulent, also known as Stringy Stonecrop, is a part of so many households? Well, it’s easy to grow, very versatile, grows rapidly and many many more! If you want to get one of these, better read this article!

Physical Characteristics

sedum sarmentosum physical characteristics

The leaves of Stringy Stonecrop are the reason behind the nickname of this plant. They are small with cylindrical shape and green in color. They can get bronze on the edges when winter comes. Their arrangement reminds of string of beads hence the nickname.

Sedum Sarmentosum blooms in late spring and early summer, producing very small, yellow flowers with star shape. Everything on this plant is small, but the plant itself can spread up to 12 inches (30cm).

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Sunlight: Give it at least 6 hours of bright direct sun for healthy growth. Keep in mind partial shade too – too much direct sun can cause this sedum to dry out or get sunburns!

Temperature: The best temperature ranges between 60°F to 75°F (15°C to 24°C). This plant can withstand both hot and cold temperatures, but extreme conditions can harm it in a long run. Extreme heat can cause stress, and winter temperatures can slow the growth.

Water: Water every 1-2 weeks, and once every 4-6 weeks during dormancy. Always water around this sedum, as water on leaves can cause fungal diseases.

Soil: Excellent drainage is a must – so get a well-draining soil. Without it, your plant can suffer from root rot and get sad quickly. As always, I recommend cactus or succulent potting mix.

Fertilizer: Use once during growing season. Sedums don’t require too much nutrients – but, excessive amounts can weak the growth and attract pests and diseases.


Pruning helps this plant grow – prune spent blooms after blooming and trim leggy stems back. Sedum Sarmentosum can get invasive pretty quickly, so prune it if you want to keep this plant in desired state.

If the plant can get invasive, that also means it needs to be repotted after some time. When you notice this plant became root bound, get a new, one size bigger pot and transplant it. The best time of the year is spring or early summer.

Use stem and leaf cuttings for propagation. Cut the leaf/stem and let it form a callus – this way, you reduce the risk of rotting. Once the callus gets formed, plant the cutting in well-draining soil and water lightly. Keep the newly planted Stringy Stonecrop under bright, indirect sunlight.

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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!

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