Plant Care Goldmoss Stonecrop

Goldmoss Stonecrop

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About Goldmoss Stonecrop

Sedum acre is a low-growing plant adapted to grow in hostile environments such as pavement, seashores, and rocky faces. This helps them avoid competing with other species. They contain a compound that can cause rashes, so be sure to handle with care! ⚠️

Taxonomy

Sedum acre
Sedum
Crassulaceae
Saxifragales

Also known as

Mossy Stonecrop, Goldmoss Sedum, Biting Stonecrop and Wallpepper

How to care for Goldmoss Stonecrop

💦 Water

How often to water your Goldmoss Stonecrop

Water needs for Goldmoss Stonecrop
0.5 cups
every 12

Goldmoss Stonecrop needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Goldmoss Stonecrop

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Goldmoss Stonecrop in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Goldmoss Stonecrop: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Goldmoss Stonecrop love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Goldmoss Stonecrop does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Goldmoss Stonecrop in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Goldmoss Stonecrop

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Goldmoss Stonecrop: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Goldmoss Stonecrop after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Goldmoss Stonecrop is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Benefits of Growing Goldmoss Stonecrop →

Common Goldmoss Stonecrop Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Goldmoss Stonecrop thrives in dry soil and should be watered sparingly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Goldmoss Stonecrop Water Frequency →

Goldmoss Stonecrop Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Goldmoss Stonecrop requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Goldmoss Stonecrop Light Requirements →

Goldmoss Stonecrop Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Goldmoss Stonecrop is not safe to consume. If you, a family member, or a pet has ingested any amount of plant material contact Poison Control, US (800) 222-1222, or your veterinarian. If you have children, cats, or dogs in the home, we suggest keeping this plant out of reach.

Goldmoss Stonecrop Toxicity to Dogs →


💨 Humidity

Goldmoss Stonecrop enjoys lots of humidity. Provide humidity for your plant by watering regularly and thoroughly, since plants absorb most water through their root system rather than their leaves. They may also benefit from being placed next to a humidifier.

Goldmoss Stonecrop Humidity Needs →


🪴 Soil

Goldmoss Stonecrop is very sensitive to wet soil, so choose a potting soil that drains very well and doesn’t retain too much moisture. A good soil will have lots of perlite or vermiculite for drainage and some organic matter for nutrition. A few handfuls of perlite added to regular store-bought cactus soil will do the trick!

Best Soil Mix for Goldmoss Stonecrop →

When and How to Successfully Repot Goldmoss Stonecrop →


💩 Fertilizer

Goldmoss Stonecrop grows very slowly and doesn’t require added fertilizer. Replacing your plant’s potting soil once a year should provide them with more than enough nutrition. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!

How Much and When to Fertilize Goldmoss Stonecrop →


❄️ Dormancy

It’s common for Goldmoss Stonecrop to go dormant in the summertime and you may notice their growth slow down. Waterings should be spaced out more during this time.


🌎 Native Region

Goldmoss Stonecrop is native to Northern Hemisphere, South America, and Africa.


🌸 Flowers

Goldmoss Stonecrop produces flowers in the wild, but does not flower when kept as houseplants.

Goldmoss Stonecrop Flowers →


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Goldmoss Stonecrop grows along the ground and sends out shoots which will spread across the soil.

How and When to Prune Goldmoss Stonecrop →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Goldmoss Stonecrop can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 4-9a. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Goldmoss Stonecrop Temperature Tolerance →


🌱 Propagation

Goldmoss Stonecrop can be propagated by the leaf method. To propagate:

  • Remove a leaf by gently twisting until it pops off.
  • To get the leaf to root, you can either:
    • Place the leaf in water until roots emerge and are ~2” long and then transplant into well-draining soil, or
    • Place the leaf directly into well-draining soil

🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


😖 Common Issues

Overwatering is a likely cause of issues with Goldmoss Stonecrop. These plants are very sensitive to wet soil so if you notice your plant becoming squishy or translucent, overwatering is the likely culprit.

Cut your plant just past where the rot ends and allow it to callus over for a few days before replanting it in fresh, dry soil. Download Greg to make sure your plant never gets overwatered again!


Care Summary for Goldmoss Stonecrop

Goldmoss Stonecrop

Goldmoss Stonecrop


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Goldmoss Stonecrop has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 3
Goldmoss Stonecrop has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 3
Goldmoss Stonecrop has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
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leaf-1 49 Plants
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globe Athens, GA
08/22/2021

This plant needs no care! Just leave it alone and barely water every once in awhile!

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leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 127 XP
globe Dawsonville, GA
06/22/2021

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