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Care of the plant Sedum confusum or Lesser Mexican Stonecrop.

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

Common names: Lesser Mexican Stonecrop, Stonecrop. This species is native to Mexico.

They are evergreen succulent plants that reach 50-60 cm in height. The elegant fleshy leaves are bright green; they can turn reddish if they get a lot of sun. The showy yellow flowers can bloom from late spring to early fall.

These easy-to-grow plants are used in pots and planters, on rockeries, on borders or on slopes. They can also be used as a cut flower.

Sedum confusum can grow in full sun or semi-shade exposure. They resist high temperatures well but not frost; the winter safety temperature is 4 ºC.

They grow in any well-drained soil, be it sandy or stony. Transplant every 3 years in early spring.

Its resistance to drought is quite high; They welcome regular waterings in spring and summer, always waiting for the soil to dry out.

Fertilize with compost in early spring.

Prune only to remove damaged stems and wilted flowers.

They are resistant plants to the usual pests and diseases.

They are propagated by cuttings, from seeds or by division in spring.

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Sedum confusum
Sedum confusum
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