Plant Care Chinese Sedum

Chinese Sedum

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About Chinese 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. 🪴


Sedum tetractinum

Also known as

chinese sedum coral reef, coral reef, Chinese Sedum, Stonecrop, sedum tectractinum and Coral Reef Sedum

How to care for Chinese Sedum

💦 Water

How often to water your Chinese Sedum

Water needs for Chinese Sedum
0.5 cups
every 12

Chinese 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 Chinese Sedum

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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☀️ Light

Finding light for Chinese Sedum in your home

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

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

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

Chinese Sedum does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Chinese Sedum

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

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💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

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

Benefits of Growing Chinese Sedum →

Common Chinese Sedum Problems →

💦 Water Needs

Chinese 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.

Chinese Sedum Water Frequency →

Chinese Sedum Root Rot →

☀️ Sunlight Needs

Chinese 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 🏡.

Chinese Sedum Light Requirements →

Chinese Sedum Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →

🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Chinese 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.

💨 Humidity

Chinese 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.

Chinese Sedum Humidity Needs →

🪴 Soil

Chinese 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!

When and How to Successfully Repot Chinese Sedum →

💩 Fertilizer

Chinese 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!

How Much and When to Fertilize Chinese Sedum →

❄️ Dormancy

It’s common for Chinese 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

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

⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

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

How and When to Prune Chinese Sedum →

🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Chinese Sedum can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 4a-8b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Chinese Sedum 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 Chinese Sedum

Chinese Sedum

Chinese Sedum

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.

What other plant parents say

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Chinese Sedum has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 2
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Chinese Sedum has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
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it’s so easy to care for and such a beautiful indoor plant

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