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Care of the plant Sedum palmeri or Palmer's Sedum.

Care of the succulent plant Sedum palmeri or Palmer's Sedum

The genus Sedum, family Crassulaceae, comprises 350 species of succulent plants distributed in cold and temperate regions of almost the entire planet. Some species are: Sedum palmeri, Sedum pachyphyllum, Sedum morganianum, Sedum dendroideum, Sedum confusum, Sedum album, Sedum moranense, Sedum clavatum, Sedum rubrotinctum, Sedum acre, Sedum sieboldii, Sedum dasyphyllum, Sedum spurium, Sedum spectabile.

Common names: Palmer's Sedum, Mexican Hens and Chickens, Stonecrop, Palmer's Stonecrop. This species is native to Mexico.

They are succulent plants of fast growth and creeping bearing that reach 15 cm (5.9") in height. The light green leaves are arranged in a rosette and are flat and fleshy. The attractive flowers are yellow. They bloom in winter.

They are used as cover plants in dry areas of the garden, in rockeries and in planters and pots for patios, terraces and balconies. They are ideal for gardens by the sea and for cities because they resist salinity and air pollution.

Sedum palmeri needs full sun or light shade (in summer) exposures and high temperatures. They resist frost down to -9 ºC (15.8 ºF).

They grow in any well-drained soil, even limestone soils.

Water moderately, waiting until the soil has dried; for example once a week in spring and summer, every 2 weeks in autumn and once a month in winter. They resist drought very well.

Fertilize in the fall with organic fertilizer.

They are easy to grow plants resistant to the usual pests and diseases but sensitive to excess moisture.

They are propagated from cuttings in early spring.

Images of the succulent plant Sedum palmeri or Palmer's Sedum

Sedum palmeri
Sedum palmeri
Sedum palmeri
Sedum palmeri