Sedum hanging

To thrive, Sedum requires full sun and warmth. A lot of sunlight will bring out the colours in the foliage. Sedum requires at least 6 hours of sunlight per day. Stonecrop will thrive in a pot with drainage holes that allow the soil to drain and dry out. Sedum rupestre prefers full sun, but it can tolerate some light shade.

Sedums actually reduce work for a gardener as they grow in size. These low growers, known for their ability to spread quickly, prevent weeds from taking hold.

Soft mushy leaves and wilting is the first sign of overwatering. If the leaves are turning black, the Sedum is beginning to rot from too much water.

Another sign that the plant is in trouble is when the leaves swell up and drop off of the plant. Stop all watering allow the soil to completely dry out.

As with humans, dogs, and cats, Sedum is not poisonous to other animals such as livestock.

Yes! Sedums thrive in full sun. Plant the Sedum in a garden area or planter that drains well and gets at least 6 hours of sun per day. Some varieties do well in 4 hours of sunlight, but those with colourful foliage may lose some of their colour if not exposed to enough sunlight.

The plants’ genus name, Sedum, is derived from the Latin, sedeo, which means “to sit”. This refers to Sedum’s shallow, sprawling growth habit. The specific epithet, rupestre, means “rock loving

Sedum is becoming increasingly popular as an indoor plant. Stonecrop will tolerate an indoor environment even in the most adverse conditions. A little extra attention can help the sedum thrive indoors. Sedum requires full sun and warmth to thrive.

Spring is the best season to report Sedum.

Sedums grow rapidly and repot the plant when they outgrow their pot. 

Move the plant to a larger container.

Make sure the soil is dry before repotting