×Sedeveria 'Blue Elf'
Echeveria 'Blue Apple', Echeveria 'Blue Elf'
×Sedeveria 'Blue Elf' is a beautiful succulent that forms rosettes of blue-green leaves with a thick coating of powdery farina. The leaf tips can blush pink to burgundy, with the brightest colors showing when moderately stressed from direct sun, water shortage, or cold temperatures. What gives this hybrid its common name, "Happy Plant," are its beautiful bright yellow flowers that appear multiple times a year.
USDA hardiness zones 9b to 11b: from 25 °F (−3.9 °C) to 45 °F (+7.2 °C).
How to Grow and Care
When growing Sedums, keep in mind that these 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 because many gardeners joke that only stones need less care and live longer.
Sedum is easily planted. For shorter varieties, simply laying the plant on the ground where you want it to grow is usually enough to get the plant started there. They will send out roots from wherever the stem is touching the ground and root itself. If you want to ensure that the plant will start there, you can add very thin soil covering the plant.
You can break off one of the stems for taller varieties and push it into the ground where you would like to grow it. The stem will root very easily, and a new plant will be established in a season or two.
Learn more at How to Grow and Care for Sedum.
This succulent is an Altman Plants original hybrid.
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