Sedum praealtum 'Cristatum'
Sedum dendroideum subsp. praealtum f. cristatum, Sedum dendroideum subsp. praealtum 'Cristatum', Sedum praealtum f. cristatum
Sedum praealtum 'Cristatum' is a form of Sedum praealtum selected for its crested growth.
Sedum praealtum 'Cristatum' is a shrubby succulent with glossy green leaves densely packed along crested branches. It is smaller than the normal form. It is smaller but more interesting than the normal Sedum praealtum. Leaves are also smaller than the normal form and often tinged with red. The branches lose the lower leaves as they age. Each specimen has a unique shape. The crested development is sometimes found in all branches, but some specimens are not strongly cristate and are partly normal.
USDA hardiness zone 7a to 11b: from 0 °F (−17.8 °C) to 50 °F (+10 °C).
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 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. A common name for Sedum 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 for shorter varieties where you want it to grow is usually enough to start the Sedum plant there. 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 Sedum 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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