Succulents are very versatile plants. They do well in containers as well as planted in the ground. Succulents make excellent ground covers due to their easy going and drought tolerant nature. They come in different shapes, colors and textures to bring beauty and practicality to any landscape.
Besides, what are ground cover succulents?
Ground Cover Succulents: Low growing or trailing succulents of various colors, forms, and textures. Most are easy to grow, spread rapidly, and bring pops of color even in poor soil. These varieties can help you prevent erosion, inhibit weeds, and fill in neglected areas.
In this manner, how do you care for a Sedum ground cover?
Light: Sedum (or ‘stone crop flower’) do best in full to part sun. While taller hybrids need full sun to flower their best, creeping types will grow fine in part shade. Soil: Sedums like a very well-drained soil with a neutral to slightly alkaline pH. Wet, heavy clay can lead to root and stem rot.
What ground cover can you walk on?
Here are some good groundcovers you can walk on: Thyme (Thymus sp.) – Includes several walkable groundcovers such as woolly thyme, red creeping thyme, and mother-of-thyme.
Many succulents multiply themselves through division, but some cacti will have small plants appear along the ribs or leaf edges of the plant. When the plantlets are big enough to handle easily, they can be removed.
Different varieties of succulents grow at different rates. The size and growth rate of a given plant depends on climate, soil type, watering, and fertilization. Slow varieties will stay nice and small in a pot, whereas fast, ground cover varieties like Sedum can spread up to 1″ a month in the growing season.
However, while all succulents do best with some light, a few can withstand partial shade. Growing succulents in the shade isn’t ideal for most varieties, but a prized few will actually flourish in low light situations.
Succulents love light and need about six hours of sun per day, depending on the type of succulent. Newly planted succulents can scorch in direct sunlight, so you may need to gradually introduce them to full sun exposure or provide shade with a sheer curtain.
Sedum makinoi is a fast-growing succulent that can grow very quickly. It has an unusual shape with spiky leaves and small white flowers. This plant will be about three feet tall when it’s mature, so make sure you have space before planting as it needs plenty of room to spread out.
|Echeveria purple pearl, Echeveria gibbiflora ‘Purple Pearl’
|2 to 3 inches
|Houseleek, Sempervivum ‘Purple Beauty’
|4 to 6 inches
|Living stone, Lithops optica ‘Rubra’
|.5 to 2 inches
|Houseleek, Sempervivum ‘Raspberry Ice’
|4 to 6 inches
Sedum album has white flowers and green foliage that turns reddish in autumn. It blooms in summer and is an excellent ground cover for thin, poor soils or rocky embankments. … Drought conditions may turn the foliage pinkish, but this species has excellent tolerance for dry conditions.