Plant Care Dragon's Blood Stonecrop

Dragon's Blood Stonecrop

About Dragon's Blood Stonecrop

Dragon's Blood Stonecrop is a relatively rare houseplant 🌿 that needs very little water to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Dragon's Blood Stonecrop likes soil that is extremely well-draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.

Taxonomy

Phedimus spurius 'Dragon's Blood'
Phedimus
Crassulaceae
Saxifragales

How to care for Dragon's Blood Stonecrop

💦 Water

How often to water your Dragon's Blood Stonecrop

Water needs for Dragon's Blood Stonecrop
0.5 cups
every 12

Dragon's Blood Stonecrop 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 Dragon's Blood Stonecrop

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Dragon's Blood Stonecrop in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Dragon's Blood Stonecrop: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Dragon's Blood Stonecrop love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Dragon's Blood Stonecrop does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Dragon's Blood Stonecrop in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Dragon's Blood Stonecrop

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Dragon's Blood Stonecrop: 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 Dragon's Blood Stonecrop after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Dragon's Blood Stonecrop 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

Dragon's Blood Stonecrop 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

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

Dragon's Blood Stonecrop 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.


🪴 Soil

Dragon's Blood Stonecrop 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

Dragon's Blood Stonecrop 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!


🌎 Native Region

Dragon's Blood Stonecrop is native to Eastern Europe and Asia.


🧐 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 Dragon's Blood Stonecrop

Dragon's Blood Stonecrop

Dragon's Blood Stonecrop


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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