Succulents have some parts of the leaves, roots or stems that are thickened and fleshy, and retain water in arid climates or soil conditions. … Sedum is a genus of flowering plants that also have the succulent characteristics of water storing leaves and stems. Sedums are part of the Crassulaceae family.
Keeping this in consideration, are sedums considered succulents?
Sedums, or stonecrops, are known for their signature shapes that offer neverending interest in the garden. The Latin name Sedum, meaning “to sit,” is an appropriate name for these low-growing succulents. They’re great for growing as groundcovers or trailing over the side of a container.
Besides, how do you tell if a plant is a succulent?
Here are some of the plant characteristics to look for when identifying succulents:
- Leaf – shape, size and thickness.
- Color – of leaves, flowers or stems.
- Markings or bumps on the leaves.
- Flower – shape, color, number of blooms and petals.
- Stem – color, texture, length.
- Ciliate hairs.
- Epicuticular wax.
- Spikes, spines or smooth.
Can you plant Sedum and succulents together?
You can definitely plant succulents very close together and they will be just fine. When planting succulents close together they grow more slowly so they maintain the original design of the arrangement better. It can be trickier to water them when they are close together.
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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.
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.
Echeverias belong to the family Crassulaceae, a very large family containing many genera of succulents such as Aeonium, Crassula, Kalanchoe, Sedum or Sempervivum. Most of them grow in higher elevations in Mexico, where humidity is low and temperatures rarely get too hot.