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How to care for a Sedum Succulent plantSedum plants come in many shapes and sizes but they have one trait in common. Almost all of them are equally easy to care for! This is mostly due to the fact that these plants have succulent leaves which store water for them to tap into in periods of drought. This allows for your Sedum to be a little more tolerant to your forgetfulness when it comes to watering! Nice!
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- Once every two years
- Bright, indirect sunlight
- Not toxic
- Once a month in spring and summer
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Sedum plants are most commonly found in the northern hemisphere but have been known to be found in the southern hemisphere as well. In fact, they are found almost everwhere in the world and in particular in areas with poor soil nutrition and low rainfall. They are very drought tolerant and thrive well in such environments.
Not the best air purifiers out there. Sedum's small leaves and slow growth makes them better at being pretty than at purifying your air. Can't have it all!
Sedum plants are non toxic and safe for pets!
Sedum plants don't need a lot of water. Let the soil dry out at least two to three inches before soaking the plant once more in water. Let the soaked up soil drain out well before placing the plant back in its ornamental pot to avoid water build up which leads to root rot.
Most sedum plants can get accustomed to full sun but you should let yours acclimate first. The safest environment is a place where there is lots of bright indirect light or at most some morning sun.
During spring and summer you may provide your Sedum with some slow release fertilizer in an equal ratio. Look for a fertilizer where all three numbers are the same e.g. 20-20-20 for the most optimal results.
Sedum aren't typically fast growing plants. You may keep yours in its pot forever if you want to limit its growth. If you would like it to get bigger you can repot yours once every two to three years in a pot that is about 20% bigger than his former home.
Sedum plants can be pruned anywhere you want. The cuttings can be preserved and, under the right conditions, will sprout new roots so you can plant them once more!
Sedum plants are most prone to moulds, mildew and rot. Although not everything can be avoided, your best chance of a thriving sedum is to keep it in one spot, away from drafts and to ensure that you have proper drainage so there's no water buildup.