Sedum Spathulifolium is a stonecrop succulent native to North America. As almost every sedum, this one also can adapt to many environments and is pretty robust – you can use it as a ground cover, to cover living roof etc. Let’s see how you can recognize this plant and how you can care for it.
Sedum Spathulifolium Physical Characteristics
The leaves of this sedum are fleshy and round-shaped. They come in various colors. They can be silvery-blue, bright green and something also pure red. This is depending on the environment in which Sedum Spathulifolium grows.
In late spring or early summer, this plant blooms, producing small, star-shaped flowers, yellow in color. The stem is thick, and on top of it, it caries a rosette of leaves.
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Sedum Spathulifolium Care
Sunlight: Expose this plant to full sun every day for 6 hours. If you’re living in the area with an extreme heat, provide some shade at night for the best results.
Temperature: The ideal temperature ranges between 60-80°F (15-27°C). This succulent can withstand cold temperatures, but exposure to it can change the color of the leaves.
Water: During growing season, water once every 2-3 weeks, or when the soil is dry. Water thoroughly but be aware of overwatering, which can lead to root rot.
Soil: Use well-draining soil – don’t let excess water sit in your container! You need to provide good drainage so your plant won’t be affected with root rot and other diseases.
Fertilizer: Fertilize once every 4-6 weeks during growing season. This plant doesn’t require much fertilization, so cut it off when winter comes.
For better growth of Sedum Spathulifolium, trim dead and damaged leaves. Encourage bushy shape by cutting leggy stems. The best time to do this is after blooming.
For propagation use leaf cuttings. Cut the leaf from stem and let it callus for a day or two. Plant the leaf in well-draining soil and place it under indirect light.
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!