How To Grow and Care for Sedum adolphii- Golden Sedum? - Gardening World

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Monday, August 9, 2021

How To Grow and Care for Sedum adolphii- Golden Sedum?

Description

Native to Mexico Sedum adolphii is a beautiful flowering succulent that belongs to the family Crassulaceae. These succulents have dark green pointed leaves. The tips of the leaves turn orange or reddish under bright sunlight. Golden sedum forms golden-colored tiny rosettes. The new leaves emerge from the center of the rosettes and the older leaves are shed on the ground.  Flowers are star-shaped white-colored that give a huge aesthetic appeal to any living space. It is a fast-growing and spreading succulent that grows up to 12 inches tall and 2 ft wide. It is widely popular as a houseplant and looks spectacular in containers or trailing or hanging from bookshelves or windows.

Golden sedum

How to grow and care for Sedum golden glow?

Golden sedum is commonly grown as a ground cover in rock or succulent gardens. It is very easy to grow and care for and thrives best in poor sandy soils. It looks amazing displayed on walls or terraces where it can drape easily. The best thing about Golden sedum is that it is highly forgiving and demands very little attention. So even if you are a novice gardener you can manage to maintain healthy Golden sedum plants.

Sunlight

Golden sedum thrives best under bright sunlight. If kept under regular bright sunlight you will notice that the leaf tips will turn reddish or orange. If grown indoors your Golden sedum should be placed at a location that receives plenty of sunlight for example a windowsill. Avoid exposure to hot afternoon sun because it can cause burning of the leaves.

Water

Sedum adolphi has typical water requirements like other succulents. They need more water during summer and less water during winter. During summer the evaporation rate is high so they need to be irrigated more frequently. The best way to water these succulents is the “soak and dry” method. Water well and wait until the soil dries out completely before applying the next water.

Overwatering should be strictly avoided as it can cause root rot and decay. It can also encourage mold growth on the roots.

Potting soil

Golden sedum should be planted in well-draining soil in terracotta pots or any other container with a good drainage hole. It is recommended to use terracotta pots because they work excellent and provide good drainage. You can prepare the soil mix on your own or buy a standard succulent or cactus soil mix from the market. The purpose of using well-draining soil is to ensure that the water doesn’t build up in the soil that can cause the rotting of roots.

Propagation

Golden sedum can be easily propagated using leaf and stem cuttings. Take cuttings of healthy leaves or stems and set them aside at a warm dry location to develop callous for 2 to 3 days. Once the callous is formed place these cuttings in a well-draining succulent soil mix. Put the containers at a location where they receive partial sunlight away from the bright direct sun. For the first few days keep misting the cuttings regularly. Once the cuttings start rooting you can shift to normal care regimes as required by a mature plant.

Fertilization

Generally, succulents do not need a lot of nutrients. They need to be fertilized only during the spring and summer seasons when they are actively growing. Fertilization can provide supplemental nutrients that will help to promote the growth of your succulents and will encourage more and healthy blooming. Use a diluted fertilizer of half strength to fertilize.

Pests and Disease

Golden sedum is very less harmed by insects and diseases. However, insect pests or pathogens can be harmful in some situations. Treat the plants as early as possible when a few insects are observed. You can rub the leaves with alcohol to throw the insects away or use a neem oil spray to repel them. If the infestation is severe it is recommended to use a non-toxic insecticide.

Toxicity

Sedum glow is non-toxic to humans and animals. You can grow these succulents at home without any worry.

 

Hope you have learned how to maintain healthy Golden sedum succulents. For more queries about your favorite succulents or plants please feel free to write to us.

 

 

 

 

 

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