Sedum anglicum – Succulent plants

Sedum anglicum is an evergreen perennial mat-forming, succulent plant. It has stubby, fleshy, untoothed, alternate, greyish-green leaves that may turn pink in dry conditions. English stonecrop produces short-stalked, star-like, white (tinged with pink) flowers with ten contrasting stamens and five carpels. The flowering stems can grow up to 15cm tall. The fruits are red. It thrives in rock crevices and on cliffs and also grows inland on walls and hedgebanks.

Scientific Classification

Family: Crassulaceae
Subfamily: Sedoideae
Genus: Sedum
Species: S. anglicum
Scientific Name: Sedum anglicum Huds.
Common Names: English stonecrop, Dwarf white stonecrop

How to grow and care for Sedum anglicum

Light

It requires full sun to light shade. Two to four hours of afternoon sunlight is best for the plant. South-facing windows are ideal or west, north-facing will not encourage growth.

Soil

It grows best in Well-draining, poor soils, sand, rock gardens, and rich garden soil, under a variety of light levels. Use 2 parts potting soil, 2 parts coarse sand, 2 parts peat, and 1 part perlite or crushed charcoal.

Temperature

It Prefers an ideal temperature between 65°F – 75°F / 18°C – 25°C during summer. Temperature no lower than 50 °F – 55°F / 10°F – 12.7°C is best. It does best in hotter conditions. Try not to keep the plant outside in freezing temperatures.

Water

Sedum plant needs more water in the spring and summer, but you can allow the topsoil to become slightly dry between each watering. During the winter season, reduce watering.

Fertilizer

Fertilize once a month with a diluted liquid fertilizer or use a slow-releasing nitrogen-based fertilizer, during the spring and summer season.

Propagation

It can be easily propagated by seed, stem cuttings. 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.

Re-Potting

Re-pot your plant every year or every two years. As the plant grows, you should move it to a wider pot so the new stems and roots have enough room to develop. Repotting is best done during spring.

Pests and Diseases

Sedum anglicum has no serious pests or disease issues. Watch for aphids and flies. You can dispose of them by spraying insecticidal soap or neem oil over the foliage.

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