Sun: full sun to partial shade
Water: Typical water needs for a succulent
Temperature: Zone 5a from -20° F to -15° F (-28.9 ° C to -26.1° C)
Winter Survival: Winter hardy
Propagation: stem cuttings, seeds
Flower: in the late summer and early fall
Flower Type: pink
Toxic: Generally non-toxic to humans and animals
Space Requirement: Indoors & Outdoors
Common Problems: Plants may rot if overwatered, pests
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Basc Care for Sedum sieboldii
Watering for Sedum sieboldii is a simple task. It requires Typical water needs for a succulent.
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 spring and fall. 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 "October Daphne"
Sedum sieboldii requires full sun to partial shade in order to stay healthy and vibrant. Always keep an eye on the temperatures and light levels as too much direct sunlight can be damaging to this type of succulent. If you notice any signs of distress, try moving it to a shadier spot within your garden or home.
Sedum sieboldii is an incredibly resilient winter hardy plant that can survive in freeze conditions. Its thick leaves and stems, deep-rooted roots, and ability to store water all contribute to its ability to stay alive even in the coldest of winters. The roots reach deeper into the soil than most other succulents, allowing them to absorb moisture when the air is dry and cold.
Propagating Sedum sieboldii by stem cuttings is a simple process that requires very few supplies. Start by selecting healthy stems from existing plants that are at least two inches long and have several leaves attached.
Propagating Sedum sieboldii from seeds is a great way to produce new plants without relying on cuttings or divisions. It's important to look for healthy, dark and plump seeds that are slightly sticky when touched. The soil should be pre-mixed with well-draining potting mix, before evenly sowing the seeds and pressing them into the surface. To ensure successful germination, gentle misting of the soil should be done and placed in indirect light.
Sedum sieboldii 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 sieboldii can be affected common pests and diseases like most of the other succulents such as snails, aphids, mealybugs, and scale insects.
If you do spot any of pest signs, you can treat your succulent using below methods.
- Snails: clean infected plants, soapy water.
- 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.