Plant Care Elf Orpine

Elf Orpine

About Elf Orpine

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 smallii

Also known as

Diamorpha cymosa and Tillaea cymosa

How to care for Elf Orpine


How often to water your Elf Orpine

Water needs for Elf Orpine
0.5 cups
every 12

Elf Orpine 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.

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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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.

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Finding light for Elf Orpine in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Elf Orpine: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Elf Orpine love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Elf Orpine does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Elf Orpine

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

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Native Region

Care Summary for Elf Orpine

Elf Orpine

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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