Plant Care Needle Stonecrop

Needle Stonecrop

3.7 out of 5 (3 experiences)

Needle Stonecrop has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Needle Stonecrop has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

About Needle Stonecrop

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 lineare

Also known as

Carpet Sedum, Carpet Sedum, Sea Urchin, Stonecrop, sedum linear and Golden Teardrop

How to care for Needle Stonecrop

💦 Water

How often to water your Needle Stonecrop

Water needs for Needle Stonecrop
0.5 cups
every 12

Needle 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 Needle Stonecrop

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

☀️ Light

Finding light for Carpet Sedum in your home

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

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

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

Needle Stonecrop does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Needle Stonecrop

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

Browse #Sedum
💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Needle Stonecrop is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

Benefits of Growing Carpet Sedum →

Common Carpet Sedum Problems →

💦 Water Needs

Needle 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.

Carpet Sedum Water Frequency →

Carpet Sedum Root Rot →

☀️ Sunlight Needs

Needle 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 🏡.

Carpet Sedum Light Requirements →

Carpet Sedum Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →

🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Needle 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.

Carpet Sedum Toxicity to Dogs →

💨 Humidity

Needle 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.

Carpet Sedum Humidity Needs →

🪴 Soil

Needle 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 Carpet Sedum →

When and How to Successfully Repot Carpet Sedum →

💩 Fertilizer

Needle 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!

❄️ Dormancy

It’s common for Needle 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

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

⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

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

How and When to Prune Carpet Sedum →

🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Needle Stonecrop can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 6a-9b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Carpet Sedum Temperature Tolerance →

🌱 Propagation

Needle Stonecrop can be propagated by division into new individual plants.

  • Check to see if there is more than one plant. In some cases they may still be beneath the soil surface. If you feel confident, you may remove the soil to check for baby plantlets below!
  • If there are multiple plants growing, unpot the plant and gently tug the plants apart, being careful not to disturb too many of the roots. They may be connected by large root segments which you may need to break to free the plantlet.
  • Pot up the new plant in well-draining soil
  • Repot the parent plant back into its original pot

🧐 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 Needle Stonecrop

Needle Stonecrop

Needle Stonecrop

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

Needle Stonecrop has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 2
Needle Stonecrop has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
Needle Stonecrop has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
@Bambi avatar
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 145 XP
globe Evans Mills, NY

This thing has literally doubled in size in the first couple of months I've had it. And it's pretty. So.... yeah it's pretty cool would recommend.

Fast grower Fast grower

Trending in your area

Similar to Needle Stonecrop

Discover rare plants