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Care of the plant Sedum spurium or Caucasian stonecrop.

Care of the succulent plant Sedum spurium or Caucasian 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 spurium, Sedum spectabile, Sedum sieboldii, Sedum rubrotinctum, Sedum palmeri, Sedum pachyphyllum, Sedum morganianum, Sedum dendroideum, Sedum confusum, Sedum album, Sedum moranense, Sedum clavatum, Sedum acre, Sedum dasyphyllum.

Common names: Caucasian stonecrop, Two-row stonecrop. This species is native to Caucasus, Iran and Turkey.

They are small perennial succulent plants that reach 15 cm (5.9") in height. They have flat, rounded leaves with serrated edges that can be green, reddish or green and cream (variegated). The showy flowers appear above the leaves in clusters and are dark pink. They bloom during the summer.

They are used in pots and planters, for rockeries and to cover dry and sunny areas of the garden.

Sedum spurium needs full sun exposure. They resist intense frosts.

They can grow in any type of soil as long as it is very well drained; they prefer that they contain a little organic matter. In the case of transplantation, it is done in early spring.

They are low maintenance plants and resistant to drought; water moderately waiting for the soil to be completely dry.

They do not need pruning or fertilizers.

They are plants resistant to pests and diseases but sensitive to excess watering.

They are propagated from cuttings in early spring or late winter.

Images of the succulent plant Sedum spurium or Caucasian stonecrop

Sedum spurium