Phedimus middendorffianus f. striatus
Accepted Scientific Name
Phedimus middendorffianus (Maxim.) 't Hart
Phedimus middendorffianus var. striatus, Phedimus middendorffianus 'Striatus', Sedum middendorffianum var. striatum, Sedum middendorffianum f. striatum, Sedum middendorffianum 'Striatum'
This succulent is a form of Phedimus middendorffianus with narrow leaves. It is usually sold under the cultivar names Phedimus middendorffianus 'Striatus' or Sedum middendorffianum 'Striatum'.
Phedimus middendorfianus f. striatus, formerly known as Sedum middendorffianum f. striatum, is a succulent plant with numerous erect or ascending, basally branched stems that bear green leaves with a red to brown-purple tint on the edges. The leaves are narrow with a longitudinal groove and margins serrated in the upper half. Flowers are yellow with bright orange anthers. They are star-shaped, up to 0.4 inches (1 cm) across, and appear in clusters at the end of the stems in summer.
The formal epithet "striatus (stree-AH-tus)" means "furrowed" or "grooved, fluted, striated" and refers to the grooved leaves. It is the perfect passive participle of the Latin verb "strio."
How to Grow and Care for Phedimus middendorfianus f. striatus
Light: This light-loving plant tolerates partial shade but prefers full sun and grows best in warmer environments. Plant P. middendorfianus f. striatus in an area of your garden that gets at least 6 hours of sunlight a day.
Soil: This succulent thrives in any well-drained soil. Good drainage is critical for preventing root rot or fungal diseases.
Hardiness: P. middendorfianus f. striatus tolerates frost and can stay outdoors when the temperature drops below freezing. It can withstand temperatures as low as -30 to 30 °F (-34.4 to -1.1 °C), USDA hardiness zones 4a to 9b.
Watering: The best way to water your P. middendorfianus f. striatus 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 plant happy and healthy. Use a diluted dose of half the strength recommended on the package.
Repotting: Repot your plant when it outgrows its current pot by moving it out to a larger container to hold the plant better. Spring is the best time to repot P. middendorfianus f. striatus. Make sure the soil is dry before you begin the repotting process.
Propagation: Like all members of the genus Phedimus, this succulent can be grown from seeds, division, or stem cuttings. Dividing your P. middendorfianus f. striatus is the best method to propagate because it is easy and usually very successful. Divide in spring when new shoots are seen. P. middendorfianus f. striatus is also easily propagated from cuttings. Sow seeds in spring in well-drained soil in a sunny position.
Learn more at How to Grow and Care for Phedimus.
Toxicity of Phedimus middendorfianus f. striatus
P. middendorfianus f. striatus can be mildly toxic to humans and animals.
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