Flowers + Plants 101

4 Tips for Growing Sedum Succulents

Friday, February 4, 2022

Succulents are known for their tremendous personality, texture, and color. These low-maintenance plants are ideal for busy plant parents because they can withstand a skipped watering or two. Too much water is their downfall!

Overhead view of a gardening project on a newspaper-covered table, featuring potted succulent plants, scattered soil, and gardening tools amidst a cozy DIY setting.

There are many different types of sedum succulents. They have thick stems and varying leaves — from small and thin to flat or cylindrical. Some of them even sprout flowers. They’re often referred to as Stonecrops because those who tend to them say only a stone would need less care than a succulent.

How to Care for Sedum Succulents

Caring for sedum succulents is easy, making them the perfect starter plant for aspiring indoor gardeners or an educational tool for children.

Sedum Succulent Light Requirements:

Succulents like bright, indirect sunlight. If you start to see black spots on your succulent leaves, move them out of direct sunlight. However, if you notice that they begin to grow tall too quickly, they are likely looking for more light. Try moving them to a sunnier place in your home. Succulents will do best with temperatures between 65 and 85 degrees, and they prefer at least six hours of sunlight per day.

Once you find the right spot for your succulents, they’ll thrive with very little attention.

Sedum Succulent Water Requirements:

Unlike other houseplants, succulents only need to be watered occasionally. Succulents store water in their thick, fleshy leaves and stems. When watering, avoid getting water on the stems, leaves, and flowers, and be sure to let the soil dry out between waterings. They will require more water in the spring and summer than fall and winter.

You do not need to saturate the soil — a tablespoon or two of water will be enough for your succulents. If you notice that the leaves are curling or crispy, this is a sign that they may need a bit more water.

Overwatering your succulents will lead to root rot.

Sedum Succulent Fertilizer:

Succulents kept indoors only need fertilizing in the spring with a balanced cactus or succulent fertilizer. If you over-fertilize, your sedum succulents will grow floppy with lots of stem but fewer leaves and flowers.

Repotting Sedum Succulents:

When your succulent starts to outgrow its pot, it’s time to find it a new home. Succulents need soil that drains well to thrive. When repotting, mix your medium with bark or rocks to create air pockets in the soil.

Sedum Succulent Toxicity:

Succulents are non-toxic to pets and humans.

Order a Sedum Succulent

Sedum succulent care is easy, making it a perfect gift. Consider bringing one to a housewarming party, sending one to a friend or family member as a thank you, or gifting one just because.

Order a succulent and send it to their doorstep today!

If you over-fertilize, your sedum succulents will grow floppy with lots of stem but fewer leaves and flowers.

Overhead view of a collection of succulent plants in various pots, including Aloe, Echeveria, and cactus, arranged neatly on a light surface.