Hardy only to Zone 10, ‘Firestorm’ can tolerate a very light frost, but should be moved indoors during cold winter months. With the right growing conditions, ‘Firestorm’ will readily send up rounded clusters of star-shaped white flowers in the late winter to early spring.
Keeping this in view, how often should I water my firestorm succulent?
A good rule of thumb is to check the soil for moisture. Do not water until the soil feels dry to touch about an inch from the top. Succulents need more water in the spring or when it’s actively growing, about every 7-10 days.
Just so, how do you propagate firestorm succulents?
How to Plant Sedum Cuttings
- Snip off a 2-5″ piece of the sedum plant.
- Plant the cutting into soil that has good drainage.
- Keep the newly planted cutting moist (water it like you would water petunias or another annual)
- After a couple weeks it’s roots will take hold and begin to develop.
How do you plant sedum in Firestorm?
This succulent tolerates most soils but thrives in light, slightly sandy, well-draining soils. In soggy, water-logged soils, the roots rot, and the plants suffer disease and pest problems. Plant Golden Sedum 2 feet (60 cm) apart. Combine this plant with other succulents or low-growing, drought-tolerant groundcovers.
Sedum is quickly becoming a popular indoor plant. Even in the poorest of conditions, stonecrop will tolerate an indoor environment. A bit of extra care can help the sedum to thrive indoors. Sedum needs full sun and warmth to grow well.
Water regularly in spring and summer, allowing soil to totally dry out before you water again. Cut back on watering in fall and water lightly and infrequently in winter. As with many succulent types, overwatering is the primary cause of death among them. Fertilize lightly in spring.
You should water in the evening because succulents use a form of photosynthesis call CAM (Crassulacean Acid Metabolism) and halt their uptake of water during periods of intense sunlight and heat.
Light and Temperature
A light loving plant, golden sedum enjoys full sun or partial shade. It should ideally get at least six hours of sun exposure a day. The leaves also take on a slightly reddish-orange or gold tint when exposed to strong light.
Just as they receive regular rainfall when growing in the wild, hardy succulents will need about 0.5″ to 1.0″ of water (including precipitation) once a week to look their best in the hottest, driest periods of their summer growing season.
Succulents can start to drop their leaves if they’re kept in low light conditions for too long. You’ll know that your plant has this issue if it looks tall and stretched out. … So if your plant seems to be growing sideways to get closer to a window, that’s another sign that lack of light is the problem.
‘California Sunset’ has typical watering needs for a succulent. It’s best to use the “soak and dry” method, and allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings.