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Phedimus kamtschaticus 'Variegatum' (Variegated Russian Stonecrop)

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Scientific Name

Phedimus kamtschaticus 'Variegatum'

Common Names

Variegated Russian Stonecrop

Synonyms

Phedimus kamtschaticus 'Variegatus', Sedum kamtschaticum f. variegatum, Sedum kamtschaticum 'Variegatum'

Scientific Classification

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

Origin

The origin of this variegated cultivar of Phedimus kamtschaticus is unknown.

Description

Phedimus kamtschaticus 'Variegatum', formerly known as Sedum kamtschaticus 'Variegatum', is an attractive low-growing succulent, up to 4 inches (10 cm) tall, with a dense creeping habit. Fleshy, toothed leaves are green with creamy-white margins often tinged pink. Flowers are yellow, star-shaped, and appear in loose clusters in late summer.

How to Grow and Care for Phedimus kamtschaticus 'Variegatum'

Light: These light-loving plants will tolerate light shade or partial shade, but they prefer full sun and grow best in warmer environments.

Soil: Phedimus thrive in any well-drained soil. Good drainage is critical for preventing root rot or fungal diseases.

Hardiness: Phedimus kamtschaticus 'Variegatum' can withstand temperatures as low as -30 to 40 °F (-34.4 to 4.4 °C), USDA hardiness zones 4a to 10b.

Watering: The best way to water your Phedimus is to use the "soak and dry" method. Get the soil completely wet and then wait until the soil is dry before watering again.

Fertilizing: Feed with low-balanced fertilizer to keep your plants happy and healthy. Use a diluted dose of half the strength recommended on the package.

Repotting: Repot your plants when they outgrow their current pot by moving them out to a larger container to hold the plant better.

Propagation: Phedimus can be grown from seeds, division, or stem cuttings.

Learn more at How to Grow and Care for Phedimus.

Toxicity of Phedimus kamtschaticus 'Variegatum'

Phedimus plants can be mildly toxic to humans and animals.

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