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.
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.
Sedum clavatum actively grows in cooler months. It's best to fertilize during the Spring and Fall, and avoid fertilizing in the summer.
How to Propagate Sedum clavatum
It's very easy to propagate Sedum clavatum from leaves, cuttings, or seed.
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.
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.
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.