Sedum 'Pat's Pink'
×Graptosedum 'Paddy Peate', ×Sedeveria 'Pat's Pink', Sedum 'Pam's Pink'
This succulent is a hybrid resulting from a supposed cross between Sedum adolphi and unknown Sedum species. It is named by Attila Kapitany and is most probably a chance seedling in the Arizona Cactus nursery of Pat Dixon in Sydney before 1995.
Sedum 'Pat's Pink', also sold as ×Graptosedum 'Paddy Peate' or ×Sedeveria 'Pat's Pink', is a small spreading succulent shrub that forms rosettes of thick fleshy leaves highly variable in color. It grows to 4 inches (10 cm) tall and 8 inches (20 cm) or more across, branching from the base. Rosettes are up to 2.8 inches (7 cm) in diameter. They produce new leaves at the center as they age, shedding the oldest. The leaves are up to 1.6 inches (4 cm) long and up to 0.5 inches (1.2 cm) wide. According to growing conditions, they vary in color from yellow-green to orange, pink, and brown. Flowers are white, up to 0.6 inches (1.5 cm) across, and appear in clusters of 30 or more per inflorescence from mid-winter to spring.
How to Grow and Care for Sedum 'Pat's Pink'
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. 'Pat's Pink' 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. 'Pat's Pink' 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. As long as the plant is divided annually and provided with fresh soil, feeding is unnecessary.
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. 'Pat's Pink'. Make sure the soil is dry before you begin repotting.
Propagation: Once you have one S. 'Pat's Pink', 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 'Pat's Pink'
S. 'Pat's Pink' is not listed as toxic for people but can be mildly toxic to pets and children.
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