Sun: full sun to partial shade
Water: Typical water needs for a succulent
Temperature: Zone 4a from -4°30F to -25° F (-34.4 ° C to -31.7° C)
Winter Survival: Winter hardy
Propagation: leaves, stem cuttings
Flower: in the summer
Flower Type: Yellow
Toxic: Generally non-toxic to humans and animals
Space Requirement: Outdoors
Common Problems: Plants may rot if overwatered, pests
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Basc Care for Sedum Reflexum
You can water your succulent more than often in extreme conditions but make sure that the soil is completely dry before watering your succulent again.
One simple tip for you is that you can use some online apps to check the soil status before you go water your succulents. I would recommend the ThePlantsCheck app, it has some nice features there.
Only feed this succulent during its active growing seasons which means winter. Use the right fertilizer applied in the right amounts. Applying half-strength balanced fertilizer every month or so is recommended for optimal results.
Do not fertilize during winter as the plant is dormant.
Sun & Location Requirements for "Blue Spruce Stonecrop"
Sedum Reflexum does best when placed in an area that receives full sun to partial shade throughout the day. This variety of succulents can tolerate direct sunlight for short periods, but if the temperatures get too high or the light is too intense it may be beneficial to find a shadier spot.
As per this succulent profile, it is only able to stay healthy when the environment temperature is above the range of zone 4a from -4°30F to -25° F (-34.4 ° C to -31.7° C).
Sedum Reflexum is a winter hardy plant that can survive in freeze conditions. Its thick leaves and stems are resistant to extreme temperatures, helping it retain heat and stay alive even through long stretches of cold weather. The roots of "Blue Spruce Stonecrop" are deep-rooted and can absorb moisture from the air when temperatures drop below freezing. Its ability to store water allows it to survive even through very cold winters.
Any succulents in the group will need a large space to grow. You should place your pot outdoor. Since this plant needs a lot of space than other succulents, you should consider not planting them together with other succulents/plants.
Sedum Reflexum also benefits from some indirect light throughout the day as well, so make sure you give it enough space to soak up light without becoming too exposed to heat.
Propagating succulents from leaves is an easy and cost-effective way to grow new plants. All you need are a few healthy leaves from the mother plant, some potting mix, and regular watering. After a few weeks you'll have brand new succulents that you can watch grow!
Successfully propagating succulents is a great way to increase your collection of these unique houseplants. To propagate Sedum Reflexum by stem cuttings, you’ll need a few supplies including a sharp, clean knife and soil.
Sedum Reflexum is not known to pose any significant health risks, as it is not considered to be toxic. However, it is best to keep the plant away from young children and pets, as they may ingest some of the parts of this plant that could contain toxins which can cause mild skin irritation.
Pests and Diseases
Sedum Reflexum can be affected common pests and diseases like most of the other succulents such as aphids, mealybugs, and scale insects.
If you do spot any of pest signs, you can treat your succulent using below methods.
- Aphids: quarantine, clean infected plants, soapy water.
- Mealybugs: quarantine, clean infected plants, soapy water.
- Scale insects: quarantine, clean infected plants, soapy water.
Besides that, to prevent serious health issues from happening, keep your succulent in a well-ventilated area and check it regularly for any signs of pests or health problems.