3.7 out of 5 (6 experiences)
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. 🪴
Also known as
Stringy Stonecrop, Stringy Stonecrop, Gold moss stonecrop, Graveyard moss and stingy stonecrop
How to care for Graveyard Moss
How often to water your Graveyard Moss
Graveyard Moss needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
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Water 0.5 cups every
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Finding light for Stringy Stonecrop in your home
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 🚫.
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How to fertilize Graveyard Moss
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.
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!
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.
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 🏡.
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.
Graveyard Moss prefers dry environments. Providing extra humidity or misting your plant allows water to linger on leaves, which can create the perfect environment for harmful types of fungi.
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!
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!
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.
Graveyard Moss is native to Northern Hemisphere, South America, and Africa.
Graveyard Moss produces flowers in the wild, but does not flower when kept as houseplants.
USDA Hardiness Zone
Graveyard Moss can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 10-9b. Find your local hardiness zone here.
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
Care Summary for Graveyard Moss
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.