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Sedum praealtum

Shrubby Stonecrop

This shrub-like succulent has green leaves that look similar to Crassula ovata. It can grow tall, and it spreads out for several feet as it grows. It has yellow star-like blossoms in the early spring.

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Quick Look:
  • Partial shade to partial sun

  • Can be grown indoors if given enough light

  • Typical water needs for a succulent

  • Plant grows up to 12″ (30.5 cm) tall

    Plant grows up to 36″ (91 cm) wide

  • Zone 9a (Minimum 20° F | -6.7° C)

  • Not cold hardy

  • Propagation by stem cuttings

  • Generally non-toxic to humans and animals

  • Actively grows in Spring and Fall

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Care and Propagation Information

General Care for Sedum praealtum “Shrubby Stonecrop”

Sedum praealtum “Shrubby Stonecrop” grows tall and wide, with the stems intertwining as it grows. The tips of the leaves can turn red as it grows in bright sun. This succulent is an excellent choice for growers wishing to add height and texture to their gardens. However, this adaptable Sedum can also be grown indoors.

Watering

Sedum praealtum “Shrubby Stonecrop” 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.

Where to Plant

“Shrubby Stonecrop” is not cold hardy, so if you live in a zone that gets colder than 20° F (-6.7° C), it’s best to plant this succulent in a container that can be brought indoors. It does well in full to partial sun.

Plant in an area of your garden that gets 6 hours of sunlight a day. If planting indoors, place in a room that gets a lot of sunlight, such as near a southern-facing window (if you’re in the Northern Hemisphere).

How to Propagate Sedum praealtum “Shrubby Stonecrop”

Sedum praealtum “Shrubby Stonecrop” can be propagated from stem cuttings.

Cuttings

To grow “Shrubby Stonecrop” 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.

Commonly Mistaken For

Sedum dendroideum “Bush Sedum”  Some consider the two synonymous, however “Bush Sedum” grows taller than “Shrubby Sedum.” The leaves of Sedum dendroideum are shorter.

Pairs Well With

Crassula ‘Springtime’

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