Sedum goldmanii (Rose) Moran
Altamiranoa alpina, Altamiranoa batesii, Altamiranoa batesii var. subalpina, Altamiranoa goldmani, Altamiranoa mexicana, Altamiranoa ramulosa, Cotyledon batesii, Cotyledon goldmanii, Cotyledon mexicana, Umbilicus mexicanus, Villadia alpina, Villadia batesii, Villadia batesii var. subalpina, Villadia goldmanii, Villadia mexicana, Villadia ramulosa
This species is native to Mexico.
Sedum goldmanii, also known as Villadia batesii, is a succulent plant with erect or prostrate stems branching from the base and dying to the base after flowering or the lower parts persisting after flowering and becoming woody and branching with gray bark. The stems are reddish, glossy, with pale yellow leaf scars, up to 12 inches (30 cm) long and up to 0.2 inches (0.5 cm) in diameter. Leaves are green or reddish, often at first glaucous. They are linear to oblong, up to 0.6 inches (1.5 cm) long and 0.15 inches (0.4 cm) in diameter. Flowers are white or reddish, star-shaped, and appear in clusters on erect or sometimes decumbent stems in fall and winter.
How to Grow and Care for Sedum goldmanii
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. goldmanii 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. goldmanii 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. kimnachii. Make sure the soil is dry before you begin repotting.
Propagation: Once you have one S. goldmanii, 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 goldmanii
S. goldmanii is not listed as toxic for people but can be mildly toxic to pets and children.
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