Sedum is a perennial with thick, succulent leaves, fleshy stems, and clusters of star-shaped flowers. There are many types of sedums, which all have different uses: use low–growing varieties for ground covers and rock gardens and tall varieties for back borders.
Sedums are easy to care for.
When growing sedum, keep in mind that sedum plants need very little attention or care. They will thrive in conditions that many other plants thrive in, but will do just as well in less hospitable areas. They are ideal for that part of your yard that gets too much sun or too little water to grow anything else.
Sedums need no additional water or fertilizer. Overwatering and overfertilizing can hurt the plants far worse than not watering or fertilizing.
Genus - Sedum
Species - acre
Common name - Sedum
Pre-Treatment - Not-required
Hardiness zones - 3 - 10
Height - 0.05 m
Plant type - Perennial flower, ground cover
Exposure - Full Sun, partial shade
Growth rate - Medium
Water requirements - Average, drought tolerant
Landscape uses - Rock gardens, ground cover
Bloom season - June - September
Leaf / Flower color - Green / Yellow
If you want to grow sedum from seeds, the best time to sow them is spring or summer.
1. Fill a pot or seed tray with seed starting mix. Firm the mix and water until it starts to drain out from bottom. Spread seeds over the soil mix, 2-3 cm apart to each other and cover them with a thin layer of soil mix again.
2. Cover the pot or tray with transparent plastic wrap to ensure consistent humidity, good temperature and to avoid rapid dryness of the growing medium. The plastic wrap must be removed every day for air circulation.
3. Place the tray in shade at a temperature of around +20C and keep it slightly moist (use a sprayer for moistening the soil) until the time of germination.
The seeds will germinate in 2-4 weeks.
Once they sprout remove the plastic wrap and place seedlings on a windowsill that receives light morning sun and slowly increase the amount of sunlight as seedlings grow.
When seedling have grown big enough, transplant them into individual pots.
information source: www.balconygardenweb.com.
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