×Graptosedum 'Blue Giant'
×Sedeveria 'Blue Giant'
×Graptosedum 'Blue Giant', also sold as ×Sedeveria 'Blue Giant', is a succulent plant with fleshy blue-green leaves surrounding long thick stems. The leaves take on a rosy tint in colder temperatures. Stems are upright at first, then decumbent. Small flowers are star-shaped, yellow, and appear in clusters on short stalks.
USDA hardiness zone 9a to 11b: from 20 °F (−6.7 °C) to 45 °F (+7.2 °C).
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 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 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 ensure that the plant will start there, you can add a very thin covering of soil.
You can break off one of the stems for taller Sedum 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.
See more at How to Grow and Care for Sedum.
This succulent is an intergeneric hybrid resulting from the supposed cross between Graptopetalum amethystinum and Sedum treleasei.
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