Sedum makinoi 'Variegatum'
Variegated Japanese Stonecrop
This succulent is a form of Sedum makinoi selected for its variegated foliage.
Sedum makinoi 'Variegatum' is an attractive low-growing succulent with slender creeping stems that bear delicate light green leaves with creamy-white edges. It grows up to 3 inches (7.5 cm) tall. Leaves are opposite, rarely in whorls, fleshy, flat, rounded, up to 0.6 inches (1.5 cm) long and up to 0.4 inches (1 cm) wide.
Flowers are small, yellow, star-shaped, 5-merous, and appear in clusters in summer.
USDA hardiness zones 6b to 10b: from -5 °F (-20.6 °C) to 40 °F (+4.4 °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. Sedum's common name is Stonecrop because many gardeners joke that only stones need less care and live longer.
Sedum is easily planted. Simply laying the plant on the ground where you want it to grow is usually enough to get it started for shorter varieties. 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 over the plant.
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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