Plant Care Golden Sedum

Golden Sedum

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Golden Sedum has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate

About Golden Sedum

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. 🪴

Taxonomy

Sedum adolphi
Sedum
Crassulaceae
Saxifragales

Also known as

Copper Sedum, Sedum nussbaumerianum, Sedum Adolphi 'Lemon Lime', Sedum adolphi Sunset and Sunstorm

How to care for Golden Sedum

💦 Water

How often to water your Golden Sedum

Water needs for Golden Sedum
0.5 cups
every 12

Golden Sedum 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 Golden Sedum

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Golden Sedum in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Golden Sedum: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Golden Sedum love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Golden Sedum does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Golden Sedum

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

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💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Golden Sedum 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

Golden Sedum 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

Golden Sedum 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

Golden Sedum 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

Golden Sedum 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

Golden Sedum 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

Golden Sedum 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 Golden Sedum 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

Golden Sedum is native to Northern Hemisphere, South America, and Africa.


🌸 Flowers

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


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Golden Sedum grows in a rosette pattern, with leaves neatly arranged in a circle. New growth will emerge from the center.


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Golden Sedum can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 10a-12b. Find your local hardiness zone here.


🌱 Propagation

The seeds of Golden Sedum can be used to grow new plants! After your plant flowers, any seeds that formed can be collected and germinated in potting 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 Golden Sedum. 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 Golden Sedum

Golden Sedum

Golden Sedum


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

Golden Sedum has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 16
Golden Sedum has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 9
Golden Sedum has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 7
Golden Sedum has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 3
Golden Sedum has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 2
Golden Sedum has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
@binguspingus avatar
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leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 206 XP
03/01/2022

Gary is my first plant child… that’s lived past two weeks. wow.

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leaf-1 7 Plants
xp 236 XP
globe Evans, GA
02/27/2022

In the winter, water less, I usually snooze every other notification in the winter for my golden and red sedums. There's a non succulent sedum so don't get confused

Survivor Survivor
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leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 141 XP
10/06/2021

There’s one big ones of these that I have in my backyard and I took 5 little babies from it and they’re all thriving

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
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leaf-1 43 Plants
xp 11,683 XP
globe Miami, FL
05/05/2021

Colin was abandoned by someone at my place of work. He asked for nothing and got it. I adopted him. He is happily living of my energy now.

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@ace avatar
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leaf-1 7 Plants
xp 602 XP
globe Atlanta, GA
04/27/2021

It doesn’t seem to grow that much, but it’s still definitely alive.

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@kitten avatar
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leaf-1 7 Plants
xp 279 XP
globe Miami, FL
04/26/2021

grows so quick!

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
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leaf-1 7 Plants
xp 279 XP
globe Miami, FL
04/26/2021

one of my faves, easy to take care of

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
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@abbyjjackson avatar
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leaf-1 13 Plants
xp 1,606 XP
04/19/2021

I love this plant!! It’s already popped out two babies and has made it through the winter without getting too leggy...I’m excited to see how it’s going to thrive this summer!

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
@kylie avatar
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leaf-1 30 Plants
xp 826 XP
03/29/2021

It’s the only succulent I can keep alive and nice

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
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