Sedum japonicum 'Tokyo Sun' care and propagation informationPin

Sedum japonicum ‘Tokyo Sun’

This bright colored Sedum has yellow leaves. As it grows, it branches out, forming a mat. Watch for yellow blossoms in the summer.

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 8 in (20 cm) wide

  • Zone 8 (10°F | -12.2°C)

  • Not cold hardy

  • Propagation by cuttings

  • Generally non-toxic to people and pets

  • Summer dormant

Care and Propagation Information

General Care for Sedum japonicum 'Tokyo Sun'

Sedum japonicum 'Tokyo Sun' grows well in full sun. As it grows, it spreads out, forming a clumping mat. It also grows well in container gardens, and as it grows it trails down over the pot.


Sedum japonicum 'Tokyo Sun' 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.

When grown in extreme conditions, this Sedum may require more frequent watering than other Stonecrops.

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Where to Plant

This Sedum is not cold hardy; if growing in an area that gets colder than 10°F (-12.2°C), be sure to bring it indoors for the winter months.

It prefers full sun, but is sensitive to extreme heat.

How to Propagate Sedum japonicum 'Tokyo Sun'

Sedum japonicum 'Tokyo Sun' can be propagated from cuttings; plant will not grow true to seed.


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.

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