How To Grow A Sedum

to grow a sedum

Sedums are a type of succulent and they make excellent houseplants. They require very little care and most people even enjoy their presence in the home. Sedums can be grown indoors or out; we will tell you how to grow sedum indoors below.

Ideal weather conditions for growing sedum


Ideal weather conditions for growing sedum are cool nights, warm days with plenty of rainfall. These plants are very easy to grow. They need full sun and soil that is rich in nutrients. They make great low-maintenance ground covers, for the flowerbed and rock gardens.

The best fertilizer for sedum


Sedum plants tend to grow slowly and don’t require much fertilizer. Applying too much fertilizer can burn the roots of your plant, which may lead to its demise. For this reason, it is best to only apply a small amount of slow-release, high phosphorous (such as 10-10-10) perlite, or organic matter such as compost or manure once every few years in early spring.

Watering sedum plants

Sedum loves lots of water but hates to be watered again too soon. If the soil is moist, wait a few days before watering it again. Overwatering the sedum will cause its leaves to curl and turn yellow or brown as well as rot at the base of the plant. An easy way to test if your sedum needs water is with your finger: simply insert it into the soil up to your first knuckle and if the soil feels damp, do not water yet.

Tips to grow sedum

  1. Be sure to choose the type of habitat you want your plant in.
  2. The rock garden, rock feature, or container garden are all suitable habitats for sedum.
  3. Sedum is easy to maintain by just watering them every two weeks and they also grow well indoors requiring no light.
  4. It is best to harvest sedum before they go into seed because they will become less healthy afterward.
  5. Sedum grows its flowers during the summer months.
  6. You can also plant sedum in your lawn as they are good for preventing soil erosion and being drought resistant.
  7. Place some rocks or pebbles around your Sedum to protect them from birds that will eat them off the ground.
  8. The bark mulch is good for giving it a very natural look but another alternative would be to use wood chips which are readily available at garden centers if you want an easy way of getting rid of it.


If you want to grow the most beautiful, healthy sedum plants in your garden, follow these three easy steps.

1) Plant Sedums when the soil is damp and moist (but not wet). 

2) Use a mulch layer for protection against insects or pests that could harm it.

3) Keep an eye on watering requirements so they don’t dry out too quickly. You can also put them near other plants with similar water needs like succulents, cacti, and lavender!

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