Sedum clavatum 'Cristatum'
Accepted Scientific Name
Sedum clavatum R.T. Clausen
Tiscalatengo Gorge Sedum
Sedum clavatum f. cristatum
This succulent is a form of Sedum clavatum selected for its crested growth.
Sedum clavatum 'Cristatum' is a small, slow-growing succulent with fleshy pale green to blue-green leaves densely packed along crested stems. It is smaller than the normal form. Leaves are also smaller and often with reddish mucronate tips. The stems lose the lower leaves as they age.
How to Grow and Care for Sedum clavatum 'Cristatum'
Light: This succulent grows best in locations where it will enjoy the full sun for at least six hours per day. It will tolerate partial shade but will not thrive in deep shade. Keep your indoor plant in a sunny window or under artificial lights.
Soil: S. clavatum 'Cristatum' does not like to sit in waterlogged soil, so drainage is essential to prevent root rot. Choose a well-draining soil mix.
Temperature: This plant is tolerant of heat and freezing temperatures. S. clavatum 'Cristatum' can withstand temperatures as low as 25 °F (-3.9 °C). USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 9b to 11b, 25 to 50 °F (-3.9 to 10 °C).
Watering: From spring through fall, water thoroughly and wait for the soil to dry out before watering again. In winter, water your plant just enough to keep it from shriveling. Avoid wetting the leaves, stems, and flowers when watering.
Fertilizing: Feed with a balanced organic fertilizer in spring. Feeding is unnecessary as long as the plant is divided annually and provided with fresh soil.
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 S. clavatum 'Cristatum'. Make sure the soil is dry before you begin repotting.
Propagation: Once you have one S. clavatum 'Cristatum', it is easy to make more by taking stem cuttings. Take cuttings in spring when the plant is in active growth.
Learn more at How to Grow and Care for Sedum.
Toxicity of Sedum clavatum 'Cristatum'
S. clavatum 'Cristatum' is not listed as toxic for people but can be mildly toxic to pets and children.
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