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About Carpet 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. 🪴
Also known as
Needle Stonecrop, Sea Urchin, Stonecrop, sedum linear and Golden Teardrop
How to care for Carpet Sedum
How often to water your Carpet Sedum
Carpet Sedum needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Houston, Texas.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
Water 0.5 cups every
Check the growing potential in your area
A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.
Finding light for Carpet Sedum in your home
Carpet Sedum love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
Carpet Sedum does not tolerate low light 🚫.
Houston, Texas currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help this plant grow by treating it to ample light ☀️.
How to fertilize Carpet Sedum
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 Carpet Sedum after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.
Carpet Sedum is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!
Carpet 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.
Carpet 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 🏡.
Carpet Sedum 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 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.
Carpet 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!
Carpet 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!
It’s common for Carpet Sedum to go dormant in the summertime and you may notice their growth slow down. Waterings should be spaced out more during this time.
Carpet Sedum is native to Northern Hemisphere, South America, and Africa.
Carpet Sedum grows along the ground and sends out shoots which will spread across the soil.
USDA Hardiness Zone
Carpet Sedum can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 6a-9b. Find your local hardiness zone here.
Carpet Sedum 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
Care Summary for Carpet Sedum
0.5 cups every 12 days
< 1ft from a window
Repot after 2x growth
Based on your location in Houston, Texas, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.