Turquoise tail profile

Written by Maggie

Feb 08 2021

Turquoise tail profile

Turquoise tail, also called Sedum sediforme is a succulent plant in the Sedum family. Turquoise tail is not a coniferous plant and is ideal for making ground cover for courtyards. Turquoise tail is a kind of leaf-watching plant. Its leaves are intersecting, and it is easy to grow small side buds, which can grow into a group of large clusters. After a long period of time, it has branches, which can not support the strong branches.

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Turquoise tail morphological characteristics

Turquoise tail (Sedum sediforme) is a perennial herbaceous plant with pointed, "stick shaped" leaves with aerophytes, white waxy leaves, grayish blue, hazy beauty, spruce leaves arranged on twigs, much forked.

Turquoise tail growth habits

Turquoise Tails (Sedum sediforme) are light loving, semi-shade tolerant, drought tolerant and, like succulents, water-resistant. Turquoise tail (Sedum sediforme) likes a cool, dry and sunny environment, drought resistant, afraid of water, summer temperature above 27℃ was half dormant state, winter in the indoor winter, the lowest temperature above 5℃, can continue to grow under the conditions of sufficient sunshine. Summer is a dormant period, but the dormant period is very short, the growing season is spring and autumn, and winter can tolerate minus 3 degrees. In winter, when the temperature is too low, the Turquoise tail growth will slow down, and there will be less water. The sunshine during the Turquoise tail (Sedum sediforme) growing season can be full sunshine, but when the sunlight is strong, the plants will become stunted.

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Turquoise tail growing method

Turquoise tail (Sedum sediforme) is light loving, in the usual maintenance, we must give the Turquoise tail enough light, especially in the spring and autumn winter; these three seasons can give full sun, to make it fully enjoy the care. If the light is not enough, will keep on elongation, cause its section will reduce branch, seems to affect the ornamental value.In the summer, must not be exposed to the sun, should pay attention to shading not to be sunburned, and also put it in a well-ventilated environment. The succulent Turquoise tail is not cold resistant, prefers warm environment, and has certain endurance to high temperature. Therefore, in winter, the temperature must be controlled well, and the temperature should not be lower than 5 degrees, otherwise it is easy to cause freezing injury and hinder the growth of the plant. Make sure the minimum temperature is above 10C and the summer temperature is kept below 27C, otherwise the Turquoise tail will go semi-dormant. Turquoise tail is more resistant to drought, usually don't need to water it, only wait to find it the soil dry, can be a little bit to give it poured a little, but also want right amount, Turquoise tail will be very afraid of wet, cannot let the soil there is seeper inside, otherwise easy to appear roots rotted phenomenon, serious even can die directly. During the Turquoise tail (Sedum sediforme) growth period, water should be watered once a week, spray around the plant in summer when the temperature is high, reduce the amount of water in autumn, and keep dry in winter.

In the process of maintenance, Turquoise tail (Sedum sediforme) will also be attacked by some diseases and insects, which is easy to be targeted by insects. Turquoise tail is one of the first choice plants for butterflies to lay eggs, so we must prepare prevention and control work in advance, so that we can effectively prevent the damage of diseases and insects and let the plants grow normally.  

Turquoise tail propagation

Cutting propagation of Turquoise tail (Sedum sediforme) can be easy to survive. In the spring and autumn growth season, the growth of substantial twigs off, for cuttings, inserted in the basin soil, controls the temperature of the soil, placed in the scattering light in a more adequate place, about 10 days to take root, and become a new plant. After the soil is dry, water Turquoise tail. If the sunlight is short and the shading time is long, Turquoise tail (Sedum sediforme) is easy to grow high. Moreover, the spacing of leaves is not compact enough, so it is obvious to grow short, so it is easier to fall over and become unattractive.

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