When & Where to Plant Sedum
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.
Subsequently, how do you care for potted sedum?
Sedum needs full sun and warmth to grow well. Plenty of sun will bring out the colors in its foliage. Stay away from a north facing window, as the plant will need at least 6 hours of sun each day. Stonecrop will thrive in a pot that has drainage holes allowing the soil to drain well and dry out.
Also, how do you care for indoor sedums?
Sedums need plenty of light and warmth to grow well indoors. Place them within a few feet of a south-, west-, or east-facing window where they will receive at least six hours of light each day. In hot climates, choose a window with some light shade at midday or sheer curtains covering the panes to prevent leaf burn.
How do I get my sedum to bloom?
How To Get Sedum To Produce More Blooms. In the early spring, cutting back the dead stalks of the plant can encourage new growth. For taller varieties of sedum, pinch back the plant to produce smaller, plentiful flowers. Creeping sedums can be pruned after it blooms.
Both tall and creeping sedums are excellent container plants provided that you use a decent potting mix that both retains water and drains it. Tall sedums look great in a patio container and creeping sedums are excellent spiller companions to tall container plants such as cactus and agave.
Sedums are best planted where they will enjoy good sun with soil that is not too dry. Sedums will grow in partial shade, but not full shade. Sedum is a very undemanding plant and is virtually maintenance free apart from a trim back in the spring.
Use sharp pruners or garden shears to take the stems back to within an inch (2.5 cm) of the soil in early spring. Take care to avoid the new growth that is coming up. Pinching will enforce bushier plants. Pinch off the new growth near the soil and it will form a more compact stem and thicker growth.
Make Sure Your Succulents Get Enough Light
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.