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Sedum furfuraceum – Bonsai Sedum


Scientific Name

Sedum furfuraceum Moran

Common Names

Bonsai Sedum

Scientific Classification

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


Sedum furfuraceum is a low growing, branching succulent up to 4 inches (10 cm) tall and spreading slowly up to 1 foot (30 cm) wide, on creeping stems with small upturned up to 0.4 inch (1 cm) long, egg-shaped, dark green leaves, covered in scurfy, whitish scales and aligned in tight spiral rows. Leaves are often reddish purple in bright light and lower leaves turn a reddish-orange hue and later drop off to expose twisted, thick, gray-white stems. In early spring appear the pinkish-white, star-like flowers that each lasts for about 10 days.

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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 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, due to the fact that 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 normally 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 further ensure that the plant will start there, you can add a very thin covering of soil over the plant. For taller Sedum varieties, you can break off one of the stems and push it into the ground where you would like to grow it. The stem will root very easily and anew plant will be established in a season or two… – See more at: How to Grow and Care for Sedum.


Native to Mexico.

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