Sedum Tetractinum

Sedum tetractinum, also known as Chinese Stonecrop is robust and easy-to-care succulent that can adapt to various enviroments. That’s why I believe you should know about this plant and how to properly care for it.

Physical Characteristics

senecio tetractinum characteristics

The leaves of Sedum tetractinum come in various colors – they are usually bright green, but when exposed to a sun for a long period of time, the leaves can get reddish in color. However, if this plant grows in cold environments the leaves can be bluish green.

Sedum tetractinum can produce small, yellow star-shaped flowers. The flowers come in clusters and blooming usually occurs during late summer and early fall.

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Caring for Sedum Tetractinum

Sunlight: This plant thrives under full sun. Make sure it receives at least 6 hours of sun per day. If the leaves become too red, provide some shade.

Temperature: While this plant prefers bright sun, it doesn’t tolerate heat much. The ideal temperature is between 60°F to 75°F (15°C to 24°C). Extremely hot conditions can harm this plant.

Soil: Well-draining soil is a must. Sedum succulents are usually prone to root rot, so keep in mind to use soil which provides good drainage.

Watering: Water occasionally but deeply when you do. After first growing season, this plant becomes drought-tolerant so it doesn’t need much water. Beware of overwatering!

Fertilizer: Fertilize occasionally, once or twice a year. I suggest you do this during spring or summer months.

sedum tetractinum care


Sedum tetractinum can easily become overcrowded if not pruned. Make sure to cut long stems and damaged leaves. Best time to this is during spring.

Propagation can be done with stem cuttings. Cut a healthy stem and let it dry for 2 days. After drying, follow our care instructions. Leaf cuttings is also a great method – instead of stem, cut a leaf and repeat the process. This sedum can grow baby plants – you can use them for propagation instead of stem and leaves.

A commonly asked question about Sedum Tetractinum

A thread from u/Suspicious_Yellow_66: “Can anyone tell me what is on my sedum tetractinum?? The upper leaves look great but all the lower ones have white spots in them. What is it and how can I fix it? Thanks!!”

Answer: White spots on sedum tetractinum, are usually caused by overwatering. You can cut affected leaves, and water the plant less frequently. Also, too much heat can be harmful – so protect the plant from intense 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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