Have you ever seen a plant that looks like cotton? Yes, there exists a plant with leaves so small and curled up that sometimes people confuse it with cotton.
The succulent we’ll discuss today is Sedum Corynephyllum Fröd, which originated from Mexico. This small plant is a very interesting succulent as it has leaves that are quite small at first but later grow to become bigger.
This succulent belongs to the Crassulaceae family. The plant is green in color and changes its color from bright to yellow-green throughout the different seasons.
Caring for Sedum Corynephyllum Fröd
Like most succulents, the growing process of this plant is almost the same as the others. This plant is grown through stem cuttings and propagation.
Sedum Corynephyllum Fröds have different requirements to be fulfilled before deciding to grow them. The requirements include soil, watering, sunlight, temperature, pests, and plant disease removal.
Below listed are the explained portions of each requirement.
Succulents are susceptible to root rot, mold diseases, and rust when left in water. The same case goes with Sedum Corynephyllum Fröd. This plant requires well-draining soil that doesn’t leave any water on the surface. The soil must have large pores, so excess water goes into the root. If the plant won’t get the proper soil, then there may be consequences. The plant’s root may rot because the excess water would not let the root breathe properly. The best soil for Sedum Corynephyllum Fröd would be cactus succulent soil with some perlite or grit.
Sedum Corynephyllum Fröds have an interesting fact about their watering requirements. Unlike most succulents that cannot withstand drought, this plant can survive in the harshest conditions and go days without getting water. However, this does not mean that they don’t need water. To grow and be healthy, they need watering frequently. The watering cycle depends on climatic conditions. If the plant is grown in extremely hot regions, then the plant must be watered after every week. But if it’s grown in places where the temperature is mild, then the plant must be watered after 10-14 days. One thing must be kept in mind whatsoever the climatic condition; one shouldn’t water Sedum Cornephyllum Fröd until and unless the previous water has dried.
Temperature And Humidity
Like most succulents, Sedum Corynephyllum Fröds also thrive in mild temperatures. The temperature ranges from 20-30 degree centigrade. What differentiates this succulent from others is that this plant can thrive in hotter regions too. However, it shouldn’t be left outside in bare sunlight throughout the day, or the plant may get burnt. If the plant is grown in freezing temperatures, then it won’t be advisable to keep your plant outside, or else it might get frostbite. In humid regions, the plant shouldn’t be watered that much as the soil may already be damp enough.
Succulents are easy-growing plants and do not require special nourishments for their growth. But there isn’t any restriction on using certain kinds of fertilizers for your plant. Sedum Corynephyllum Fröd has no such desire for fertilizers, but if one plans on giving the plant fertilizers, they should use a diluted liquid fertilizer. The best time for fertilizers is during summer and spring. During this time, plants grow at their full pace; hence fertilizers boost their pace.
Sedum Corynephyllum Fröd is slightly different from other succulents, requiring more sunlight than their counterparts. This plant requires almost 5-7 hours of sunlight daily. Even if someone leaves their plant outside for too long, Sedum Corynephyllum Fröds won’t get harmed. They can also grow in partial shade. However, they must be kept in sunlight for a few hours. If one plans on growing their plant indoors, then they must provide it with artificial sunlight so that the plant’s needs are fulfilled. Furthermore, if you’re growing your plant in a place where there isn’t that much sunlight, then you must place it at the nearest window so it can receive as much light as possible.
Sedum Corynephyllum Fröd Propagation
Sedum Corynephyllum Fröds can be propagated in the easiest way possible. You’ll have to cut a complete circle of a portion of your plant using a shovel. Take the portion out and shake it well, so the excess soil drops. Use your hands to separate the roots and set them into portions. Then plant those portions into the well-fertilized soil. This is how you can propagate your plant by yourself.
Pests And Plant Diseases
Succulents are always susceptible to different kinds of pests. The most common types of pests are mealybugs and small insects. Snails can also get attracted to your plant. However, it is not that big of a deal as you can wash these pests off from your plant.
Root rotting is the most common type of plant disease found in most succulents. If you’re planning on growing Sedum Corynephyllum Fröd, you must learn that overwatering is not an option as it’ll destroy your plant.
Sedum Corynephyllum Fröd may look different from other succulents, as their light, water, and soil requirements are a bit separate from others. But they are just the same as others and require the same attention.
Following the above pointers, you can grow Sedum Corynephyllum Fröd in your house.