Sedum Treleasei is a stonecrop succulent coming from Chihuahuan Desert in Mexico. Also known as “Trelease’s Stonecrop” is drought tolerant and has the ability to adapt to the environment of every garden and home. If this succulent sounds awesome to you, let’s explore it more together!
Let’s start with the leaves. They are thick and fleshy covered with powder layer. This layer protects the leaves from excessive sunlight and helps them retain water. The leaves are usually bright green.
Almost every sedum produces yellow, star-shaped flowers, and this one is no exception. You can see small flowers appear after blooming which comes around late spring and early summer.
The stem of this plant is bright green and very thick. Trelease’s Stonecrop can grow up to 6 inches(15cm) in height and can spread up to 12 inches (30 cm).
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Sunlight: Place it next to a window where it can receive bright, indirect sunlight. This plant also prefers morning sun, but protect it from excessive sunlight as this sedum can get scorched.
Temperature: It’s extremely heat and cold tolerant, but ideal temperature for Sedum Treleasei ranges between 65°F – 75°F (18°C – 24°C). Although it’s bold cold hardy and heat tolerant excessive exposure to these temperatures can kill this plant in a long run.
Water: Water once every 2-3 weeks during growing season and once every 4-6 weeks during dormancy. When watering, water deeply and allow excess water to get out quicker, because that water can stay in soil and damage the roots. That’s why you need to make sure to get a pot with drainage holes.
Soil: Let’s continue our discussion about excess water. Get a well-draining soil – this can prevent water staying in the soil and save your plant from root rot. Get cactus or succulent potting mix or consider making your own.
Fertilizer: Choose balanced fertilizer and apply once every 4-6 weeks during growing season only. During every other month you should not fertilize this plant. This is important because succulents are generally sensitive to excess nutrients.
For better growth, consider repotting your Trelease’s Stonecrop when it’s time to do so. One of the signs is when plant becomes root bound. If you decide it’s time for repotting consider getting a pot one size bigger then previous one.
If you notice leggy growth or damaged/yellow leaves I advise you to prune this plant. Pruning damages and leggy spots help your plant grow. Pruning away spent flower stems after flowering is also a good idea.
Propagate this plant through leaf or stem cuttings. Both approaches are pretty much the same. Cut a healthy stem/leaf and place it in dark place for 1-2 days to let it callus. After callus forms, plant the cutting in well-draining soil and care for it as you would care for grown Sedum Treleasei.
A commonly asked question about Sedum Treleasei
A thread from u/damnfinewoodworking: “My Sedum Treleasei keeps losing leaves. Is this normal? The plants look otherwise healthy, but the lower leaves keep turning yellow then shriveling and dying, one at a time.Is this a normal part of growth, or am I under or over watering? The upper leaves are very firm, and I’m watering only when they start to become soft (roughly once every two weeks in winter).”
Answer: It’s normal for lower leaves to turn yellow and eventually fall off. This sedum redirects resources to new growth at the top – that’s why lower leaves tend to become yellow and fall of. This is normal when growing Sedum Treleasei.
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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!