If you have a table outside and you don’t like it to be so empty and sad, you might think about decorating it with a small flower plant like geranium or a pitimini rose bush. But the truth is that those need much more care than what I will present: The Sedum Spurium “Tricolor”.
This crass or succulent loves the sun, adapts to living well in semi-shade and, as if that were not enough, resists drought much better than common flowering plants.
And if I haven’t convinced you yet, you have to know that its flowering is very interesting. Do you dare to meet her?
Sedum Spurium “Tricolor” is a succulent or non-cactaceous succulent or plant native to the Caucasus.
It reaches 50 centimeters in height, growing in horizontal as upholstery.
It has oval leaves that measure between 2 and 3cm in length, which is grouped into rosettes.
The flowers have 5 petals and 5 stamens. It blooms in summer (from June to August in the northern hemisphere).
Different varieties are known:
Album: of white flowers.
Coccineum: of scarlet flowers.
Schorbuser blut: crimson flowers.
Splendens: crimson flowers.
Purpurtepich: of leaves and purple flowers.
Roseum superbum: of pink flowers.
Tips to take care of the Sedum Spurium “Tricolor”
The golden sedum prefers to grow on rocky substrates, but it can also be sown on any type of cactus substrate.
It is very important that no matter what type of substrate you use, you must have good drainage to prevent the roots of the Sedum Spurium “Tricolor” from rotting.
The Sedum Spurium “Tricolor” needs very little water to survive throughout the year since it is very resistant to drought.
It is essential that when watering the Sedum Spurium “Tricolor” in summer, let the substrate dry between irrigation and irrigation.
And in winter times reduce irrigation as much as possible to prevent its roots from rotting.
A singularity of this succulent is that it adapts admirably to drought thanks to the ability to store water in its thick leaves.
The ideal temperature for Sedum Spurium “Tricolor” is a cool to warm temperature.
For perfect growth and flowering the temperature between 15-26 ° C.
Tolerates temperature drops if the substrate is completely dry.
The characteristic reddish color will be opposed to full sun exposure.
The Sedum Spurium grows perfectly in full sun as well as in semi-shade.
When the sedum is in semi-shade its leaves have a more greenish color.
You should only take care of the plant from the intense sun of noon in summer.
Plagues and diseases
The Sedum is very resistant to pests but some can appear regularly the mealybugs mainly in the unions of the leaves to the stems.
Some mollusks (snails and slugs) can devour sections of the leaves or apical shoots of the younger stems.
It can be propagated from cuttings of stems or leaves.
Just cut a stem very carefully and then let the cuttings (the cutting region) dry for 24-48 hours before being sown.
Then sow the cuttings on a special cactus substrate.
You must only pay the Sedum in small amounts during the spring and summer and stop the subscriber for the rest of the year.
Only use a specific subscription for cactus and follow the instructions on the packaging.
The Sedum in summer.
This is a very beautiful plant to have it decorated in your home or office.
It is also ideal to put them in a pot with other succulents and give a different touch to your collection of plants.