Yesterday, I dropped into Mum’s next door to see how her beautiful Sedum sieboldii was going. Last year I posted an image of this plant in full bloom and a few people wanted a cutting, so after flowering, we divided the plant up and brought them on a bit, then sold what we had to those interested. We now have a few more cuttings (pictured below) and have created a couple of mother plants for future cuttings.
Being a low growing horizontal branching plant, it is best to plant this succulent in the centre of your basket or planter where it will form a rounded mound and send out horizontal branches. Place in a bright position outdoors with some shade and protection from the mid afternoon sun, particularly, in summer. It doesn’t mind a bit more moisture than a lot of other succulents but not wet feet, so make sure the soils dries somewhat between waterings. It can be planted in regular potting mix with some perlite.
The planter in the foreground (pictured below) is the mother plant and the one in the background shows the growth of cuttings we sold a month or so ago and where your plants may be at if you purchased the cuttings from us. Mum has put her cuttings in a rather large hanging basket in expectation of a lot of growth over the summer months. This Sedum sieboldii hangs from the branch of a crab apple tree in her backyard where it enjoys dappled shade in a north facing position. Here, it gets both protection and sunshine and seems to love this position.
Sedum sieboldii is a pretty hardy plant, native to Japan, that dies down in the winter and comes to life in the spring, continuing to grow until late summer – early autumn. At this time it puts on a wonderful display of soft, feathery, hot pink, pom pom flowers that form clusters on the ends of the branches. The pink against the bluey, grey-green rounded leaves with a pink edge is a lovely contrast to the greens in a garden.
If you would like to know any more about this beautiful plant please ask a question in comments or if you would like to go on a waiting list then please send a message to [email protected] and we will be in touch. Note cuttings or full plants are a local pick up only (Williamstown, Victoria)