Sedum Clavatum (Tiscalatengo Gorge Sedum) is a succulent plant in the Crassulaceae family. It is a perennial herbaceous plant originally grown in Mexico. Because of its beautiful appearance and aromatic taste, Sedum Clavatum has been introduced to various parts of the world. The leaves of Sedum Clavatum are plump, tender green or emerald green, and the leaves are covered with a thin layer of white powder. In the environment with sufficient sunlight or relatively large temperature differences, the tip of the leaf will still have a beautiful red color. At some point, the color of the leaves will turn into yellow-green or light green like jelly. It looks frozen and transparent and can be broken by blowing. In spring, beautiful white flowers will appear with pink stamens.
Where to Grow Sedum Clavatum
is a plant that grows easiest in free-draining gritty compost. The plant does not handle cold well, so if you live an area that is colder than – 1,1°C (30°F) use a succulent container. It makes it easier to transport the plant indoor and outdoor.
Sedum clavatum is a plant that requires up to 6 hours of sun when planted inside keep it on a window ledge. That means a south-facing window for most of us.
When to Grow Sedum Clavatum
Sedum clavatum actively grows in cooler months. It's best to fertilize during the Spring and Fall, and avoid fertilizing in the summer.
How to Grow Sedum Clavatum
Grow Sedum Clavatum from Seeds
If propagating from seed, sow in a well-draining soil in the fall. You can grow sedum clavatum
seeds outdoors if you live in an zone above 9a. If you live in a cooler area, you can begin sowing indoors under a grow light.
Grow Sedum Clavatum from Branch Cuttings
This method of propagating sedum
clavatum is faster and more effective than the leaf insertion method.
To propagate sedum
clavatum with branch cutting technique, ensure the branch you choose is not infested by pest. Also, ensure it is a fully grown branch with well-developed leaves.
The next step is to remove the leaves and stick the branch in damp soil. After about two to three weeks, you can water the soil. Once you notice the roots are about too long, move the plant to a new pot and water them as recommended above.
Grow Sedum Clavatum from Leaf Cuttings
Learning how to propagate Sedum clavatum
, begin by selecting a sturdy, healthy leaf. You can easily propagate the leaves of Sedums by choosing a firm, healthy leaf. Remove it from the main plant by gently twisting the leaf from the stem. Be sure not to leave any of the leaf on the stem (if you take a bit of the stem with the leaf, that's fine, too!).
Allow the leaf to callous over for several days, and then lay on well-draining soil. Water whenever the soil has dried completely. After roots and a rosette have appeared, and the mother leaf has withered away, plant the new growth.
Sedum Clavatum Care
Sedum Clavatum Light Requirement
Sedum Clavatum is best grown outdoors where exposure to sunlight can transform its blue-green leaves into a mesmerizing light pink. If the succulent is grown indoors, the leaves will not produce bright colors.
Tiscalatengo Gorge Sedum is best planted in an area that receives at least 6 hours of sunlight. This succulent can also be used as a hanging plant where its leaves can be allowed to extend and trail further.
Sedum Clavatum Soil Care
The Sedum clavatum prefers a soil that is well-drained and evenly moist.
Use only potting mix or cacti/succulent friendly mixes when planting your sedums in containers.
The succulents will rot if you put them into garden soil because it cannot drain quickly enough to prevent the water from suffocating the plant roots.
The Sedum clavatum is a succulent, so it needs soil that remains moist but does not become waterlogged.
Sedum Clavatum Watering
You should water your sedum clavatum succulent
once a week and once a week only. This is the perfect amount of watering for growing healthy sedum clavatum succulents.
Be very careful that you don't overwater your sedum clavatum succulent
. If you overwater this succulent then there’s a very high chance that root rot will appear. As we have mentioned, root rot is the #1 most common reason why your succulent will die.
Overwatering/root rot symptoms would be mushy leaves, rotting, molding, and look like it's dying. All this is happening simply because you have overwatered your sedum clavatum succulent.
Like most succulents, the sedum clavatum succulent
doesn't need or want too much water. This is why watering this succulent once a week and once a week only is the perfect amount of water for growing this succulent healthy.
Be on the lookout for underwatering symptoms as well, those symptoms would be dry/wrinkled leaves. If your succulent has dry/wrinkled leaves then definitely water it asap.
You should also keep track of the exact last time you watered your succulent. If a watering issue does occur then you will know exactly what's going on and how to treat it immediately. You must take action immediately and treat/save your succulent.
Sedum Clavatum Temperature & Humidity Care
In general, sedums are suitable for hot and dry environments with low humidity.
The Sedum clavatum
succulent plant thrives best in temperatures that range between 65°F (18°C) and 75°F (25°C), and ann ideal level of humidity for this plant is around 50%.
Temperature and humidity are important for Sedum to thrive, as they tend to be susceptible to root rot.
Ensure that the sedums are not placed in cold temperatures or areas with high levels of moisture (i.e., under dripping faucets).
Sedum Clavatum Fertilizer
It is best to use a slow-release or time-released granular organic plant food. These are perfect for Sedum Clavatum because they will feed the plants over an extended period. Generally, it's important not to fertilize sedums too frequently because doing so can contribute to succulent rot and root death. Fertilizing this succulent during the spring and fall yields the best results.
Sedum Clavatum Pruning
Pruning sedums is a crucial part of maintaining the plants.
Sedum clavatum succulents are susceptible to root rot, so they need to be trimmed on occasion.
You can trim sedums in two ways:
- Use your shears or pruning stick and cut off any dead leaves at their base near the ground
- Pinch back new growth with your fingers when they’re smaller than three inches tall.
Pruning sedums also helps the plant keep its shape.
It's a good idea to trim off any long or leggy stems that are sticking out and causing the Sedum clavatum
to spread too thin across your garden bed, giving it an unkempt appearance.
Sedum Clavatum Pests & Diseases Care
Sedum Clavatum plants are called stonecrop because they are tough and rugged. They succumb to very few diseases or pest problems as long as they receive ample sun and the right amount of water. Overwatering will naturally cause problems with fungal infection. Weakened plants are susceptible to infestation by succulent aphids and scale insects.'
Sedum Clavatum FAQ
Is Sedum Clavatum toxic?
All sedum are non-toxic.
Is Sedum Clavatum invasive?
Under ideal conditions, sedum of all sorts spread enthusiastically, but they are not considered invasive. If your sedum does reproduce more than you would like, simply lift a bunch and place it elsewhere.
Why is my Sedum Clavatum Succulent Dying?
Your Sedum Clavatum
succulent could be dying because of these 3 reasons:
Sedum Clavatum is more resilient to dry temperatures but it will flourish and grow stronger when it receives frequent watering especially during the summer months.
If Sedum Clavatum
remains immersed in water for long periods, its roots will rot and infect the rest of the plant. The succulent should not receive as much water during the winter season because the soil stays moist for a longer period of time.
Aphids are attracted to Tiscalatengo Gorge Sedum. It is important to have Sedum Clavatum
located in an area where there is good air circulation to keep pests away and to reduce the risk of developing diseases.
Does the Sedum Clavatum Produce Flowers?
Sedum Clavatum can produce multiple small, white, star-shaped flowers from mid to late spring until early summer.