Sedum rupestre cristatum grow and care – subshrub succulent of the genus Sedum also known as Moss stonecrop, Sedum rupestre cristatum perennial evergreen plant used as ornamental plant can be as groundcover and its drought tolerant plant, can grow in temperate, subtropics or mediterranean climate or indoor as houseplant and growing in hardiness zone 5-10a and with the right care in hardiness zone 10b.
Stem grow in cockscomb shape and create unique structure.
How to grow Sedum rupestre cristatum growing and care:
Well-drained soil, better light soil and little bit mix with sandy soil and ventilated soil
How to care: Cut one a year and consider to put fertilizer at least once a year
What is the best way to start growing? Plant / Seeds / Vegetative reproduction – cutting can be from leaves or stems, cut in the base of the leaf will be better, possible to cut stems or in middle of the leaf, need to let the few days in location with shade and let it heal and dry little bit before put it in the soil, after this put the leaves of stems in the soil watering it with moist and don’t overwater also easier method it’s to bending a branch over and covering it with soil.
Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction? No, but it’s easier to start by leaf or stem than to start by seeds
Difficulties or problems when growing: Toxic for cats
Planting season: Spring in hardiness zone 5-7, spring to summer in hardiness zone 8-9, spring to autumn hardiness zone 10a, all year in hardiness zone 10b
Pests and diseases: Slugs, snails
Pruning season: All year, but better in the winter
How to prune: Old leaves, bloom stems and for design
Size of the plant: 5-15 cm, 2-6 inches
Growth speed in optimal condition: Slow growing
Water requirement: Small amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing: Full Sun / Half Shade / Full Shade with a lot of light
Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant? Yes
Growing is also possible in a pot, planter, flowerpot, containers: Yes, when growing in pots need to choose container that will be 70-150% bigger than the roots ball, choose container shallow 10-15 deep will be enough possible bit more deep that but no point, the pot need to be shallow and wide, size of container can be minimum 5-8L but bigger better and in order to keep the plant in small need to cut the roots that will be place to re-grow again, drainage of the soil it’s important, but after few years drainage of the soil not function the same so need to change it to new soil, and in order to have good drainage possible to use potting mix, cactus potting mix or sandy soil better to put little stone little rocks like: gravel, lava rocks or pebbles.
Bloom season: Spring
General information about the flower: Yellow flowers in crown shape, the flowers grows in the end of the branch growing cluster.