Sedum hirsutum subsp. baeticum Rouy
Cotyledon winkleri, Oreosedum hirsutum subsp. baeticum, Oreosedum winkleri,
This subspecies is native to Morocco and Spain.
Sedum hirsutum subsp. baeticum is a succulent plant that forms tufts of stout leaf-less stolons with a terminal rooting rosette of sticky leaves. The rosettes grow up to 1.6 inches (4 cm) in diameter. Leaves are oblanceolate and up to 0.6 inches (1.5 cm) long. Flowers are star-shaped, 5-merous, white, and appear in and appear in few-flowered clusters on short stalks in summer.
The subspecific epithet "baeticum (BAT-ee-kum) refers to the Baetic Mountains in Spain and the language spoken there.
How to Grow and Care for Sedum hirsutum subsp. baeticum
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. hirsutum subsp. baeticum 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. hirsutum subsp. baeticum can withstand temperatures as low as 15 °F (-9.4 °C). USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 8b to 9b, 15 to 30 °F (-9.4 to -1.1 °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. hirsutum subsp. baeticum. Make sure the soil is dry before you begin repotting.
Propagation: Once you have one S. hirsutum subsp. baeticum, it is easy to make more by taking stem cuttings and dividing the plant. It is also easy to grow from seed. Take cuttings in spring when the plant is in active growth. Once it has finished flowering, it is the right time for division. Spring or summer is the best time to sow the seeds.
Learn more at How to Grow and Care for Sedum.
Toxicity of Sedum hirsutum subsp. baeticum
S. hirsutum subsp. baeticum is not listed as toxic for people but can be mildly toxic to pets and children.
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