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Sedum clavatum

Sedum clavatum has round, blueish-green leaves that form a beautiful rosette shape. It works well as a ground cover or in a hanging basket.

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Quick Look:
  • Full sun to partial shade

  • Not suited for indoor growing

  • Typical water needs for a succulent

  • Grows up to 6″ tall (10 cm to 15cm) tall and 8″ (20 cm) wide

    Rosettes grow up to 12″ wide (30.5 cm)

  • Zone 10a (Minimum 30° F | -1.1 ° C)

  • Not cold hardy

  • Propagates from leaves, cuttings, or seeds

  • Generally non-toxic to humans and animals

  • Summer Dormant

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Care and Propagation Information

General Care for Sedum clavatum

Sedum clavatum is a evergreen succulent. It makes excellent ground cover, as it spreads and trails, and works well in hanging baskets. Watch for small white flowers to bloom in the summer.

When Sedum clavatum’s blueish-green leaves are stressed, the tips turn a beautiful light pink. For this reason, it’s best to grow it outdoors. If grown inside, it tends not to thrive and will lose its color.

Watering

Sedum clavatum has typical watering needs for a succulent.

Where to Plant

Plant your Sedum in an area that gets at least 6 hours of sun per day. It also does well in hanging baskets or rock gardens.

Growing Season

Sedum clavatum actively grows in cooler months. It’s best to fertilize during the Spring and Fall, and avoid fertilizing in the summer.

Pairs well with

This Sedum works really well in hanging baskets or as a ground cover, so it’s best to pair it with something taller, such as Kalanchoe luciae “Flapjacks.”

How to Propagate Sedum clavatum

It’s very easy to propagate Sedum clavatum from leaves, cuttings, or seed.

Leaves

You can easily propagate the leaves of Sedums by choosing a firm, healthy leaf. Remove it from the main plant by gently twisting the leaf from the stem. Be sure not to leave any of the leaf on the stem (if you take a bit of the stem with the leaf, that’s fine, too!).

Allow the leaf to callous over for several days, and then lay on well-draining soil. Water whenever the soil has dried completely. After roots and a rosette have appeared, and the mother leaf has withered away, plant the new growth.

Cuttings

To take a cutting of a Sedum clavatum, use a sharp, sterile knife or pair of scissors. Cut the stem away from the Sedum cluster, and allow the cut to callous over for a few days before planting in well-draining soil.

Seeds

If propagating from seed, sow in a well-draining soil in the fall. You can grow Sedum seeds outdoors if you live in an zone above 9a. If you live in a cooler area, you can begin sowing indoors under a grow light.

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