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Care of the plant Sedum sieboldii or October stonecrop.

Care of the succulent plant Sedum sieboldii or October stonecrop

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 sieboldii, Sedum rubrotinctum, Sedum palmeri, Sedum pachyphyllum, Sedum morganianum, Sedum dendroideum, Sedum confusum, Sedum album, Sedum moranense, Sedum clavatum, Sedum acre, Sedum dasyphyllum, Sedum spurium, Sedum spectabile.

Common names: October stonecrop, Siebold's stonecrop, October daphne, Siebold's sedum. This species is native to China and Japan.

They are succulent plants with a creeping or hanging habit that reach 30 cm (11.8") in length. The decorative leaves are bluish gray in color, have a rounded shape and a reddish jagged edge. The flowers appear in terminal corymbs 7 cm (2.75") in diameter and are small, light pink and star-shaped. They bloom in autumn.

They are used in hanging pots, as indoor, greenhouse and balcony and terrace plants.

Sedum sieboldii needs exposure to full sun or light shade. They resist occasional frosts.

The soil can be a mixture of 25% peat, 25% leaf mulch, and 50% coarse sand. Transplant in spring if the pot is too small.

Water moderately in summer and spring, waiting for the substrate to dry; they resist drought well. In winter reduce watering a lot.

Fertilize once a month in summer with mineral fertilizer for cacti and succulents.

They are easy to grow plants and resistant to pests and diseases, but sensitive to excess watering that rot the roots.

They are propagated from cuttings in spring or summer.

Images of the succulent plant Sedum sieboldii or October stonecrop

Sedum sieboldii
Sedum sieboldii
Sedum sieboldii