Common name: Therese herb, Santa Teresa, Japanese Crassula
Sedum sieboldii is a very common perennial succulent succulent plant. It reaches a height of up to 30 cm., The stems are simple and semi-prostrate, arched and of a beautiful reddish-green color, with fleshy leaves in whorls, sessile, orbicular and wedge-based, gray-blue (glaucous) , with margin. The leaves are roundish, flattened, gray-green, with slightly serrated reddish margins and arranged in groups of three (verticils). From September to October it produces abundant pink blooms that sprout from pedunculate. Each flower measures a few mm and has 5 triangular petals.
Very interesting is the variegated variety with leaves streaked in the center of white or creamy yellow a little less fast in growth but still resistant.
How to take care of Sedum sieboldii:
Sedum sieboldii cultivation is an easy to grow rustic plant that is also suitable for being outdoors all year long as long as the soil is well drained. It requires a sunny and very bright position. It resists very well to cold up to -4 ° C (and beyond if dry) and to short frosts. It tolerates drought, even prolonged, but in spring summer it likes abundant (thinned out) waterings that keep the soil slightly cool.
How to propagate Sedum sieboldii:
it multiplies by cuttings, from April to August, taking portions of the branch about 5-6 cm long, which are buried for a couple of cm in jars of 6-8 cm in diameter, filled with soft soil enriched with sand in reason of 50%, or by division of the tufts from October-November until March, before the vegetative restart.