What is Sedum and What are the most common Sedum?

What is Sedum and What are the most common Sedum?


Succulents are often considered a single group of plants, but they actually belong to various different families.

Section: More than 25,000 succulent species grow in deserts and other arid areas around the world.

Succulents are typically cacti or other desert plants with thick leaves or stems that store water for long periods of time. They can be found in a variety of colors, sizes and shapes. The leaves on these plants tend to look like spines and do not usually change color when they get cold. This makes them perfect for use in containers or small gardens where you want something colorful without having to worry about cold weather damaging your plant.




Sedum is a genus of flowering plants in the family Crassulaceae. There are about 500 species of sedum, most of which have the Latin name Sedum. The common name stonecrop comes from the fact that many varieties of sedum can be seen growing on rocks in their native habitat.

Sedum is a type of succulent plant that grows well in containers or outdoors in full sun or partial shade. It's easy to care for and can tolerate neglect once it gets established — making it a perfect choice for newbie gardeners looking to add some color to their homes this spring!

The most common types of sedum are:

Echeveria - Succulent plants with thick fleshy leaves that can be variegated, striped or plain green

Kalanchoe - Succulent plants with thick fleshy leaves that have beautiful flowers on them from summer through fall

Sempervivum - Succulent plants with rosettes of fleshy green leaves that remain evergreen through winter months

Sedum Stem Cuttings

Sedum is one of the easiest plants to grow from stem cuttings. It is also a good choice for making stem cuttings because you can get several plants from one cutting, and the stems are long enough to reach the bottom of most containers.

Sedum stem cuttings are easily rooted in water or soil. The method you choose depends on your personal preference and whether you want to grow them indoors or in an outdoor garden area.

Making a Sedum Stem Cutting

To make a stem cutting, break off a piece of stem with at least two nodes (where leaves grow). Each node will become a new plant, so try to get at least three nodes per cutting. Set the cutting aside for about 24 hours before planting it in water or soil so that the severed end dries and seals over; otherwise, the plant will rot before it has time to root.

Sedum stem cuttings are a great way to propagate your favorite sedum. The stems of the plant have nodes where you can make divisions and place them in small pots or directly into the ground. It is best to use a well-draining soil mix for these cuttings.

Cuttings should be taken from healthy plants that have been growing well for at least one year. The stems should be no more than 3 feet long and should contain at least three leaves. Remove all but one leaf from each stem cutting, leaving only two or three leaves per cutting. Cut off any flowers that may be present on the stem cutting as well as any dead leaves or broken stems.

Place your cuttings in a propagator or some other warm location (between 65 degrees F and 75 degrees F) until they begin to root in about two weeks time. If there are no signs of rooting within this time period, move them back into direct sunlight and mist them daily with water until they begin rooting again. Once they begin rooting, place them back into your cooler location again until they are fully rooted (about one month).


Sedum Divide & Replant

You will need:

A sharp knife - A good quality one will last longer than cheaper ones and make the job easier

Gloves - To protect your hands from getting cut by the sharp knife!

A small trowel - For digging up the plant and separating its roots from each other

Sedum divide and replant is an easy way to propagate your favorite sedums. It’s also a great way to create new spaces in your garden if you’ve run out of room for new plants.

Sedum Divide & Replant Instructions:

Step 1: Cut your plants into sections with at least three leaves per section (more if you want more divisions). The more leaves you leave on the plant section, the faster it will grow again.

Step 2: Plant each division immediately after cutting off the parent plant so that there’s no time between cutting and planting. This will help ensure that there are enough roots on each division when it’s planted, which will help it take root quickly

Sedum Leaf Cuttings

Sedum Leaf Cuttings

Sedum is a succulent plant with a large variety of species and cultivars. They come in many shapes and sizes, but most are very easy to grow. Most sedums are great for rock gardens or as ground cover, but they also make excellent houseplants.

Sedum leaves can be cut off at any time of year, but you'll get better results if you wait until the plant has gone dormant in the winter or early spring.

Remove an entire leaf from the stem by cutting it at its base with a sharp knife or scissors. Take care not to damage the rest of the plant while you're doing this. Keep all your leaves together so they don't dry out before they're ready to plant.

Plant your cuttings immediately after harvesting them from your sedum plants, placing them into pots with moist soil mix or directly into beds outdoors. In most cases, you'll see new growth within a few weeks of planting your cuttings!

Separate Offsets

Sedum Separate Offsets are a wonderful addition to any garden. They are easy to grow and require little maintenance, making them a perfect choice for the busy gardener. Sedum Separate Offsets are available in a variety of colors, shapes and sizes.

Sedum Separate Offsets are made from a number of different succulent varieties that have been separated from their original plant. The plants have been carefully hand-picked and separated into small clusters, which allows you to create a full-sized plant with just one or two cuttings.

The plants are supplied with some loose soil around the roots so that they can be planted directly into the ground or container without any additional work being needed on your part. However, if you would like to transplant them into pots or containers, simply separate out all of the individual pieces from their original root ball and plant them according to our step-by-step planting instructions below.

Sedum Separate Offsets can be planted directly into the ground or container without any additional work being needed on your part. However, if you would like to transplant them into pots or containers, simply separate out all of the individual pieces from their original root ball


Sedum plants are easy to grow, but do require a little care.

Many Sedums thrive in dry conditions and actually may rot if given too much water.

Some Sedums form a mat and spread rapidly by rooting plantlets that grow along the ground.

Other kinds of Sedum form clumps, and no trimming is needed.

The stems of most Sedum plants are fleshy, containing water, and slightly succulent.

Each year the old leaves die and fall off the plant as it grows new leaves and stems from the base or from the side of the stem.

Takeaway: Succulent plants are beautiful and unique.

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