Sedum adolphii: How to Grow and Care for Golden Sedum, Golden Glow

Sedum adolphii Golden Sedum, Golden Glow

Scientific name: Sedum adolphii

Common name: Golden Sedum, Golden Glow

The leaves are like footballs and form miniature golden rosettes. When exposed to the sun, its tips turn red. There will be white blossoms in the Spring.

Quick Look at Sedum adolphii

  • Full sun
  • Typical water needs for a succulent
  • Plant grows up to 12″ (30 cm) tall
    Plant grows up to 24″ (61 cm) wide
  • Zone 9a (Minimum 20° F | -6.7° C)
  • Not cold hardy
  • Propagation by leaf and stem cuttings
  • Generally non-toxic to humans and animals
  • Summer Dormant

General Care for General Care for Sedum adolphii ‘Golden Sedum’

It is a fast-growing Succulent that is perfect for hanging baskets, green roofing, and rock gardens. It is deer-proof.


The watering needs for a Succulent is typical. The “soak and dry” method will allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings.

Our free watering cheat sheet will show you how to tell if your plants are getting too much water and how to save it.

Where to Plant

If you live in a zone that gets colder than 20 F, it’s best to plant this plant in a container that can be brought indoors. Its leaves will blush a deep red when stressed, and it does well in full to partial sun.

There is an area of your garden that gets 6 hours of sunlight a day.

How to Propagate Sedum adolphii ‘Golden Sedum’

It is easy to grow, and grows quickly.


If you choose a healthy leaf, you can easily spread the leaves. Remove it from the main plant by twisting the leaf. If you take a bit of the stem with the leaf, be sure not to leave any of the leaf on the stem.

Allow the leaf to be calloused for several days, and then lay on the soil. Water when the soil has dried. After roots and a leaf have appeared, plant the new growth.


A sharp, sterile knife or pair of scissors is needed to cut a Sedum adolphii. Allow the stem to be cut away from the cluster for a few days before planting in well-draining soil.


  1. Sedum adolphii (Golden Sedum, Golden Glow) – Wikipedia

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