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Sedum mocinianum

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Scientific Name

Sedum mocinianum Pérez-Calix

Scientific Classification

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

Description

Sedum mocinianum is a perennial succulent plant with hanging stems up to 32 inches (80 cm) long and up to 0.2 inch (0.5 cm) in diameter. It is one of the most attractive of all Sedums. The leaves are arranged in dense rosettes or spirals on the upper stems, up to 1 inch (2.5 cm) long and up to 0.4 inch (1 cm) wide. Stems, leaves, peduncle, bracts, sepals and branches of the inflorescence are densely pubescent with hyaline hairs. The little, white flowers with dark red anthers appear in winter.

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Hardiness

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 this 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 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 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 a new plant will be established in a season or two… – See more at: How to Grow and Care for Sedum

Origin

Sedum mocinianum is native to Mexico. This species has been erroneously distributed for a long time as Sedum hintonii.

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