Plant Care Sedum Mexicanum

Sedum Mexicanum

About Sedum Mexicanum

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 mexicanum

Also known as

Mexican Stonecrop, Mexican Stonecrop and Lemon Coral

How to care for Sedum Mexicanum

💦 Water

How often to water your Sedum Mexicanum

Water needs for Sedum Mexicanum
0.5 cups
every 12

Sedum Mexicanum 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 Sedum Mexicanum

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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☀️ Light

Finding light for Mexican Stonecrop in your home

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

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

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

Sedum Mexicanum does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Sedum Mexicanum

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

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💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

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

Benefits of Growing Mexican Stonecrop →

Common Mexican Stonecrop Problems →

💦 Water Needs

Sedum Mexicanum 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.

Mexican Stonecrop Water Frequency →

Mexican Stonecrop Root Rot →

☀️ Sunlight Needs

Sedum Mexicanum 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 🏡.

Mexican Stonecrop Light Requirements →

Mexican Stonecrop Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →

🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

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.

💨 Humidity

Sedum Mexicanum 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

Sedum Mexicanum 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 Mexican Stonecrop →

When and How to Successfully Repot Mexican Stonecrop →

💩 Fertilizer

Sedum Mexicanum 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!

How Much and When to Fertilize Mexican Stonecrop →

❄️ Dormancy

It’s common for Sedum Mexicanum 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

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

⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Sedum Mexicanum grows along the ground and sends out shoots which will spread across the soil.

How and When to Prune Mexican Stonecrop →

🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Sedum Mexicanum can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 7a-11b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Mexican Stonecrop Temperature Tolerance →

🧐 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 Sedum Mexicanum

Sedum Mexicanum

Sedum Mexicanum

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.

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