Prime destination for succulent lovers

Hylotelephium pluricaule


Scientific Name

Hylotelephium pluricaule (Maxim.) H. Ohba

Common Names



Sedum telephium var. pluricaule (basionym), Sedum pluricaule, Hylotelephium triphyllum var. pluricaule, Sedum hidakanum, Sedum yezoense

Scientific Classification

Family: Crassulaceae
Subfamily: Sedoideae
Tribe: Sedeae
Subtribe: Sedinae
Genus: Hylotelephium


Hylotelephium pluricaule is small succulent plant, more or less deciduous mat-former, up to 2.4 inches (6 cm) tall. It forms a low mound of ovate, up to 0.4 inch (1 cm) long, blue-green, fleshy leaves, flushed with pink, densely arranged on short stems, offsetting clusters of pink star-like flowers in mid-summer. Dies back to the ground in the winter. In the spring, new stems arise from the base of the old stems.

Photo via

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 that many other plants thrive in, but will 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. A common name for Sedum is Stonecrop, due to the fact that many gardeners joke that only stones need less care and live longer.

Sedum is easily planted. For shorter varieties, simply laying the Sedum on the ground where you want it to grow is normally enough to get the Sedum plant started there. They will send out roots from wherever the stem is touching the ground and root itself. If you would like to further ensure that the plant will start there, you can add a very thin covering of soil over the plant. For taller Sedum varieties, you can break off one of the stems and push it into the ground where you would like to grow it… – See more at: How to Grow and Care for Sedum.


Native to the Russian island of Sakhalin in the North Pacific.


BACK TO genus Hylotelephium
SUCCULENTOPEDIA: Browse succulents by GenusFamilyScientific NameCommon NameOrigin, or cacti by Genus

Photo Gallery

Subscribe to Receive News and Updates from World of Succulents: