×Cremnosedum 'Little Gem'
×Cremnosedum 'Little Gem' is a small succulent with tightly clustered leaves on cherry red stems, forming clumps of compact rosettes. The olive-green leaves turn coppery red in full sun.
The plant produces dense terminal clusters of yellow, star-shaped flowers during late winter and early spring.
×Cremnosedum 'Little Gem' is a hybrid created by Mrs. and Mr. Robert Grim from San Jose, California. It results from a cross between Cremnophila nutans and Sedum humifusum.
USDA hardiness zone 8b to 10a: from 15 °F (−9.4 °C) to 35 °F (+1.7 °C).
How to Grow and Care
When growing Sedum, keep in mind that Sedum plants need very little attention or care. They will thrive in conditions many other plants thrive in but do just as well in less hospitable areas. They are ideal for that part of your yard that gets too much sun or too little water to grow anything else. Sedum's common name is Stonecrop because many gardeners joke that only stones need less care and live longer.
Sedums are easily planted. For shorter varieties, simply laying the plant on the ground where you want it to grow is usually enough to get the Sedum plant started there. They will send out roots from wherever the stem touches the ground and root itself. If you want to ensure that the plant will start there, you can add very thin soil covering the plant. You can break off one of the stems for taller Sedum varieties and push it into the ground where you want to grow it. The stem will root very easily, and a new plant will be established in a season or two.
See more at How to Grow and Care for Sedum.
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