The Encyclopedia of House Plants

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Sedum

Family: Crassulaceae.

Sedum burrito Common name(s): Stonecrop Sedum sieboldii
Sedum Syn. Hylotelephium.

Genus of about 400 species of usually succulent annuals and evergreen, semi-evergreen or duciduous biennials, perennials, subshrubs, and shrubs. The Sedum are plants of dry climates and often do well in homes. Most Sedum require high light intensity although some enjoy shade during the summer. Keep the soil moderately dry as the plants are easily killed by too much water.

Sedum
Growing conditions Watering and misting Propagation
Average warmth from spring to autumn - minimum 50F in winter.Semi-shade or bright light. Some shade in summer may be necessary. Keep compost moist at all time. In winter water very infrequently, once every 1-2 months. No need to mist the leaves. Propagation is by leaf or stem cuttings or by division. It is vital to let the cuttings dry for a few days before inserting in compost. Water very sparingly and do not cover with polythene or glass. Another propagation method is seed sowing - germination temperature 70-80 F.

User-submitted additions and corrections:

mrz
16th Apr 2005
i really think the aloe vera is one of the coolests plants becuase it can be used a s medicine and it just looks really neat!!
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