Sedum oaxacanum is a low-growing, evergreen, perennial succulent up to 8 inches (20 cm) tall, that forms an attractive low mat with simple…
Sedum oaxacanum is an evergreen, perennial succulent up to 10 to 20 centimeters tall, that forms an attractive low mat with simple, flat, blue-green leaves dusted white on tips and set on red stems. The flowers are yellow, five-stellate and appear in summer.
Scientific Name: Sedum oaxacanum Rose
Synonyms: Sedum polyrhizum
It requires full sun to light shade. Two to four hours of afternoon sunlight is best for the plant. South-facing windows are ideal or west, north-facing will not encourage growth.
It grows best in Well-draining, poor soils, sand, rock gardens, and rich garden soil, under a variety of light levels. Use 2 parts potting soil, 2 parts coarse sand, 2 parts peat and 1 part perlite or crushed charcoal.
It Prefers ideal temperature between 65°F – 75°F / 18°C – 25°C during summer. Temperature no lower than 50 °F – 55°F / 10°F – 12.7°C is best. It does best in hotter conditions. Try not to keep the plant outside in freezing temperatures.
Sedum plant needs more water in the spring and summer, but you can allow the topsoil to become slightly dry between each watering. During the winter season, reduce watering.
Fertilize once a month with a diluted liquid fertilizer or use a slow-releasing nitrogen-based fertilizer, during the spring and summer season.
It can be easily propagated by stem and leaf cuttings. you can break off one of the stems and push it into the ground where you would like to grow it. The stem will root very easily. Or Cut off leaves from the stem, let them dry, and then place the cutting into the soil. Keep the potting soil moist until the cutting begins to grow.
Re-pot your plant every year or every two years. As the plant grows, you should move it to a wider pot so the new stems and roots have enough room to develop. Repotting is best done during spring.
Pests and Diseases:
Sedum plant has is no serious pests or diseases issues. Watch for aphids and flies. You can dispose of them by spraying insecticidal soap or neem oil over the foliage.
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1. Which Sedums play well with Semps and cover the ground without taking over?
2. Which Sedums can tolerate the most impact from feet? How did you plant them, e.g. in between stepping stones or around stone stairs?
Thanks for the thorough and engaging forum!
Delosperma works well also. You do need to prune back the delo occasionally.
I also find that some of the hylotelephium do well growing with semps. This is growing on the edge of a semp bed.
These also are growing on the edge of another semp bed.
This sedum goes summer dormant during the hot part of summer, but comes back quickly once the late summer showers return.
I stay away from the rupestre types that tend to be taller, like 'Blue Spruce' and some others.
I have found that 'Gold Selet', 'Angelina' and 'Tokyo Sun' work really well, giving great color and giving a little height.
Lets get some more ideas going.
Sedum sarmentosum is one to avoid as it wildly spreads and now I need to clear it from my foot path. See, you need to know which ones to NOT get as well as recommended ones.
I like Lynn's idea of Delosperma, a favorite of mine.
Here are some pics from a raised semp bed with scatterings of Sedum (album, oaxacanum, sexangulare and 'Angelina')
After a year or two, the random scattering of sedums resulted in some of them turning into a bed of its own, or clustering into a big mound or sending out branches that covered the semps. Definitely a regular bit of pruning helps to keep it from covering its neighbors but I'm sure there are types that probably grow slower and more compact. It's a matter of finding those and incorporating them into any combo beds. The Sedum 'Faro Form seems a good candidate for compactness and color in smaller spaces. I like the color and look of the Sedum dashphyllum but one needs to also consider hardiness of the many types to see what would work in which zones
album is a terrible hitchhiker --a happy, useful accident in some places and an evil consuming disaster in others
I, too, like the look and keep trying different things but I have yet to succeed in finding a "ground cover" that works with semps--always, I am ripping out one or the other and sometimes both
so far there are a few sedums I have had success with as their own well behaved clump that could coexist
xsedoro is very well behaved, and cute. doesn't always live thru my winters though.
does well as long as nothing else crowds it
currently lives peacefully with semps
I have another cauticola that I can't remember the name of at the moment that might be trying to eat a semp. I'll have to find that pic later
was awesome, until it died
actually, there's a long list of awesome plants that fry to death in the summer here
was awesome, until I failed to pull out all the 'reversions' to some kinda thing that wanted to eat the garden
and I have a couple more right now that I like, have pics, need to find them, but I gotta eat and go to bed!
This pretty little succulent is native to Mexico. It grows to a height of about 10cm with blue-green leaves and yellow flowers in Summertime. Grow in a part shade to full sun position in well-draining soil. An ideal plant for a container or the garden.
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