Stonecrop sedum is an unpretentious indoor plant that is grown mainly in ampelous culture. We offer you a description of the sedum plant, from which you can also learn some information about organizing its care at home.
Photos are also offered, in which room sedum is shown in various stages of its development:
The choice of crops for brightly lit windows is quite limited, and there are very few hanging plants that can be used in these conditions. Sedum, or stonecrop, is a perennial leaf succulent with branching, often hanging shoots and original, closely seated leaves.
Types of sedum
Consider the main types of sedum. The genus unites about 600 species of herbaceous plants distributed throughout the globe, including in areas unsuitable for the growth of other plants. In room culture, mainly species originating from subtropical and tropical regions are grown.
Sedum Morgana, or “monkey tail” (Sedum morganianum) – one of the most common species. Its long (up to 50 cm) drooping shoots are so tightly, spirally, “seated” with fleshy awl-shaped leaves of a bluish-gray color with a wax coating that they give the impression of a single whole and resemble a monkey’s tail hanging from a branch.
When caring for this species, it should be remembered that the leaves come off at the slightest touch, exposing the stem.
Look at the sedum in the photo:
Sedum thick-leaved, or “drunkard’s nose” (Sedum pachyphyllum) is another species that causes funny associations. Shoots are low (up to 30 cm), erect, with fleshy cylindrical leaves. In bright enough light, the tips of the leaves turn red.
Red- colored sedum (Sedum rubrotinctum) also looks like it, the entire leaf, which can turn red in the sun.
Placed in the brightest, sunniest place, in the summer – it is best to take it out into the open air. In winter, it is necessary to organize a dormant period with a cool content (temperature from +5 to +15 ° C) and very rare watering. During the period of active growth, water moderately, feed once a month with fertilizers for cacti and succulents. Very careful handling of the leaves is necessary, as they fall off under mechanical action. They are transplanted every 2-3 years, more for the purpose of rejuvenation, since the bare stems look undecorative. Propagated in spring and summer by stem cuttings, layering and mature leaves, which must be dried before planting.
The name of the genus comes from the Latin word sedo – “to sit” and is due to the fact that some species are able to grow on almost smooth rocks.