Sedum allantoides Rose
Graptopetalum goldii, Sedum goldii
Sedum allantoides is native to Mexico. It occurs in Oaxaca and Puebla at elevations that range from 6,890 to 7,870 feet (2,100 to 2,400 m).
Sedum allantoides is a small succulent with stems that bear fleshy, powdery, pale blue-green leaves. It can branch profusely and develop into a shrublet. The stems can grow up to 12 inches (30 cm) tall and 0.6 inches (1.5 cm) in diameter at the base. The leaves are clavate to oblong-obovate or rarely triangular-obovate, measuring up to 2 inches (5 cm) long and about 0.8 (2 cm) wide.
The flowers are white, usually with irregular transverse red bands, and appear in clusters on slender ranched stalks in summer.
USDA hardiness zones 9b to 11b: from 25 °F (−3.9 °C) to 50 °F (+10 °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 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 it started there. They will send out roots from wherever the stem touches 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 varieties and push it into the ground where you want 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.
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