Plant Care Orange Delight

Orange Delight

Also known as

Golden Sedum, Golden Sedum, Golden Sedum and Sedum Orange Delight

Taxonomy

Sedum nussbaumerianum
Sedum
Crassulaceae
Saxifragales

How to care for Orange Delight

💦 Water

How often to water your Orange Delight

Water needs for Orange Delight
0.5 cups
every 12

Orange Delight 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 Orange Delight

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Golden Sedum in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Orange Delight: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Orange Delight love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Orange Delight does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Orange Delight

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

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💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Orange Delight 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!


💦 Water Needs

Orange Delight 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.


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Orange Delight 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 🏡.


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Orange Delight is not known to cause harm to humans or pets. Regardless, if you, a family member, a cat, or dog has ingested any plant material, please consult a doctor or a veterinarian.


💨 Humidity

Orange Delight 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.


🪴 Soil

Orange Delight 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!


💩 Fertilizer

Orange Delight 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 Orange Delight 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

Orange Delight is native to Northern Hemisphere, South America, and Africa.


🌸 Flowers

Yes, you may see your Orange Delight bloom with the right amount of sunlight and water.


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Orange Delight has long, trailing foliage which makes them a great addition to a hanging planter. The newest growth will emerge from the tip of the stems.


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Orange Delight can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 9a-12b. Find your local hardiness zone here.


🌱 Propagation

Orange Delight can be propagated by the stem method. To propagate:

  • Make a cut just above the node. The node is the break in the stem where the leaf emerges.
  • To get the cutting to root, you can either:
    • Place the cutting in water until roots emerge and are ~2” long and then transplant into well-draining soil, or
    • Place the cutting directly into well-draining soil and water when dry.

🧐 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 Orange Delight. 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 Orange Delight

Orange Delight

Orange Delight


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.

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