Plant Care Graveyard Moss

Graveyard Moss

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Graveyard Moss has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

About Graveyard Moss

Plants in the Sedum genus are super diverse, and are native to regions all over the world. Horticulturalists have bred them to create even more variietes that come in all manner of shapes and colors! Their succulent leaves help store water, and they are incredibly easy to propagate. Just gently pop off one of the leaves and with water and sunlight it will grow into a whole new plant. 🪴


Sedum sarmentosum

Also known as

Stringy Stonecrop, Stringy Stonecrop, Gold moss stonecrop, Graveyard moss and stingy stonecrop

How to care for Graveyard Moss

💦 Water

How often to water your Graveyard Moss

Water needs for Graveyard Moss
0.5 cups
every 12

Graveyard Moss 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 Graveyard Moss

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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☀️ Light

Finding light for Stringy Stonecrop in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Graveyard Moss: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Graveyard Moss love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Graveyard Moss does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Graveyard Moss

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Graveyard Moss: 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 Graveyard Moss after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Graveyard Moss 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 Stringy Stonecrop →

Common Stringy Stonecrop Problems →

💦 Water Needs

Graveyard Moss 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.

Stringy Stonecrop Water Frequency →

Stringy Stonecrop Root Rot →

☀️ Sunlight Needs

Graveyard Moss 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 🏡.

Stringy Stonecrop Light Requirements →

Stringy Stonecrop Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →

🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.

💨 Humidity

Graveyard Moss 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.

Stringy Stonecrop Humidity Needs →

🪴 Soil

Graveyard Moss 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 Stringy Stonecrop →

When and How to Successfully Repot Stringy Stonecrop →

💩 Fertilizer

Graveyard Moss 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 Stringy Stonecrop →

❄️ Dormancy

It’s common for Graveyard Moss 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

Graveyard Moss is native to Northern Hemisphere, South America, and Africa.

🌸 Flowers

Graveyard Moss produces flowers in the wild, but does not flower when kept as houseplants.

⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Graveyard Moss can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 10-9b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Stringy Stonecrop Temperature Tolerance →

🌱 Propagation

Graveyard Moss 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

How to Propagate Stringy Stonecrop →

🧐 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.

Care Summary for Graveyard Moss

Graveyard Moss

Graveyard Moss

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 12 days


< 1ft from a window


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

Graveyard Moss has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 3
Graveyard Moss has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 3
Graveyard Moss has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 2
Graveyard Moss has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
Graveyard Moss has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
@Katiesoasis avatar
leaf-1 14 Plants
xp 728 XP
globe Slippery Rock, PA

Comes back!

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
@Lalawilk365 avatar
leaf-1 9 Plants
xp 339 XP
globe McKinney, TX

Not a fast grower and can be finicky most times. Love the sunlight but does not like to be watered often.

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
@greengracie16 avatar
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 58 XP
globe Roseburg, OR

I got this from my grandma and I dont know if i’m doing a good job taking care of it.

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