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Sedum furfuraceum

Bonsai Sedum

This small branching succulent has green leaves that turn red when happily stressed. As it grows, it spreads out. The egg-shaped leaves grow spiraling on its stems, creating dense mats as they grow. Watch for pinkish-white flowers in the spring.

Quick Look:

  • Full sun to partial shade

  • Typical water needs for a succulent

  • Plant grows up to 8 in (20 cm) tall
    Plant grows up to 12 in (30.5 cm) wide

  • Zone 9a (Minimum 20°F | -6.7°C)

  • Not cold hardy

  • Propagation by cuttings and seeds

  • Generally non-toxic to people and pets

  • Summer dormant

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Care and Propagation Information

General Care for Sedum furfuraceum "Bonsai Sedum"

Sedum furfuraceum "Bonsai Sedum" is a matting succulent, perfect for rock gardens. Due to its branching stems, it is a great succulent to select for bonsai.


Sedum furfuraceum "Bonsai Sedum" has typical watering needs for a succulent. It's best to use the “soak and dry” method, and allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings.

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Where to Plant

This Sedum is not cold hardy; if growing in an area that gets colder than 20°F (-6.7°C), be sure to bring it indoors for the winter months.

Full sunlight is needed to prevent stretching. If grown indoors, place under a grow light or near a sunny window

How to Propagate Sedum furfuraceum "Bonsai Sedum"

Sedum furfuraceum "Bonsai Sedum" can be propagated from cuttings or leaves.


To grow this tender Sedum from cuttings, use a sterile, sharp knife or pair of scissors. Remove a stem from the main plant, and allow it to callous for several days before placing on well-draining soil. Water whenever the soil has dried out completely.


Sedum furfuraceum "Bonsai Sedum" drops leaves, which can root where they fall. If you take a leaf for propagation, allow the leaf to dry out for several days so that the end callouses over, and then place on well-draining soil. Water whenever the soil is completely dry.