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Phedimus spurius 'Voodoo' (Voodoo Stonecrop)


Scientific Name

Phedimus spurius 'Voodoo'

Common Names

Voodoo Stonecrop


Sedum spurium 'Voodoo'

Scientific Classification

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


The origin of this cultivar of Phedimus spurius is unknown.


Phedimus spurius 'Voodoo', formerly known as Sedum spurium 'Voodoo', is a mat-forming succulent with branched stems that creep on the ground, rooting at the nodes and bear fleshy green leaves heavily flushed with mahogany red. It grows up to 6 inches (15 cm) tall and spreads up to 18 inches (45 cm) wide. Leaves are egg-shaped with the narrower end at the base, up to 1 inch (2.5 cm) long, and have toothed margins. They are attractive throughout the growing season, but the plant loses significant leaves during its winter dormancy. Flowers are rose-colored, star-shaped, up to 0.8 inches (1 cm) across, and appear on a 4-branched, up to 6 inches (15 cm) tall inflorescence in late spring and summer.

Phedimus spurius 'Voodoo' (Voodoo Stonecrop) aka Sedum spurium 'Voodoo'

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How to Grow and Care for Phedimus spurius 'Voodoo'

Light: This light-loving plant will tolerate light shade or partial shade, but it prefers full sun and grows best in warmer environments. Plant P. spurius 'Voodoo' in an area of your garden that gets at least 6 hours of sunlight a day.

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

Hardiness: These succulents are frost tolerant. P. spurius 'Voodoo' 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. spurius 'Voodoo' 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. spurius 'Voodoo'.

Propagation: Phedimus can be grown from seeds, division, or stem cuttings. Dividing your P. spurius 'Voodoo' is the best method to propagate because it is easy and usually very successful. Divide in spring when new shoots are seen. This succulent 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 spurius 'Voodoo'

Phedimus plants can be mildly toxic to humans and animals.


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