Hylotelephium erythrostictum 'Mediovariegatum'
Garden Stonecrop, Gold-striped Stonecrop, Showy Stonecrop, Striped Sedum, Variegated Sedum, Variegated Stonecrop
Sedum alboroseum 'Mediovariegatum', Sedum erythrostictum 'Mediovariegatum'
The origin of this variegated cultivar of Hylotelephium erythrostictum is unknown.
Hylotelephium erythrostictum 'Mediovariegatum', formerly known as Sedum erythrostictum 'Mediovariegatum', is a clump-forming succulent with thick erect stems and beautiful pale yellow leaves edged in green. It grows up to 18 inches (45 cm) tall with a spread of 24 inches (60 cm). Leaves are elliptic with serrated edges, and some may revert to green. Flowers are star-shaped, white to bright pink, and appear in summer to fall in flattened heads at the top of the stems. The flower heads are up to 6 inches (15 cm) in diameter.
This cultivar is also sold as Sedum spectabile var. alboroseum 'Mediovariegatum' or Sedum spectabile 'Variegatum'.
How to Grow and Care for Hylotelephium erythrostictum 'Mediovariegatum'
Light: This succulent prefers full sun. It tolerates light to partial shade in hot summer climates but will produce weak, floppy growth when grown in too much shade. Plant your H. erythrostictum 'Mediovariegatum' in an area of your garden that gets 6 hours of sunlight a day.
Soil: H. erythrostictum 'Mediovariegatum' does not need rich soil, but it does need excellent drainage. Choose a commercial potting mix for succulents, or make one yourself.
Hardiness: This plant is tolerant of heat and drought and is cold-hardy, making it a popular outdoor succulent. H. erythrostictum 'Mediovariegatum' can withstand temperatures as low as -40 to 30 °F (-40 to -1.1 °C), USDA hardiness zones 3a to 9b.
Watering: The best way to water H. erythrostictum 'Mediovariegatum' is to use the "soak and dry" method. Get the soil completely wet, and then wait until it is dry before watering again.
Fertilizing: Feed annually with a balanced fertilizer. According to the package directions, apply the fertilizer to the soil in spring as new growth appears.
Repotting: Plants in containers require little more care than those in gardens. Repot your H. erythrostictum 'Mediovariegatum' when it outgrows its current pot by moving it to a larger pot to hold the plant better. Spring is the best time to repot this plant. Make sure the soil is dry before you begin the repotting process.
Propagation: This succulent can be grown from seeds, division, or stem cuttings. Sow seeds in spring. Dividing your H. erythrostictum 'Mediovariegatum' is very easy and can be carried out at almost any time in the growing season. However, it is probably best done in spring or early summer. Propagate by stem cuttings in summer.
Learn more at How to Grow and Care for Hylotelephium.
Toxicity of Hylotelephium erythrostictum 'Mediovariegatum'
H. erythrostictum 'Mediovariegatum' can be mildly toxic to humans and animals.
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