Sedum Mexicanum, also known as Mexican Stonecrop, is a tender perennial succulent native to China, despite its common name. This variety offers bright green foliage with a spreading habit of 9-12" tall and yellow star-shaped flowers in summer. This plant tolerates rabbit, deer, heat, and drought, flourishing in full or partial sun with minimal water or care. Grow Stonecrop in a rock garden, container, or well-drained landscape border. Sedum Mexicanum is perennial in zone 7-10, where it excels as a groundcover.
Sedum Mexicanum Selling Tips
Sell Sedum Mexicanum to customers looking for a low-maintenance succulent for containers or groundcover. This plant offers many benefits. It has a low, creeping habit and excels in full or partial sun with little water. Perennial and evergreen in zone 7-10, Mexican Stonecrop brings color and texture to the garden year-round and easily overwinters indoors in a container in cold regions. It is well-suited to rock gardens and dry landscape borders or mixed containers. Create a striking blend of color and texture by planting this variety alongside Coreopsis, Achillea, Sempervivum, Reed Grass, and Geranium.
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1. Space plants 6" apart in well-drained soil in full sun or part shade.
2. Water sparingly, only when the soil is dry.
General Growing Tips For Your Rooted Cutting Liner
For best results with Sedum Mexicanum, plant one rooted plug per 4-inch container or three to four per 10-inch container. Use well-drained succulent media with a pH of 5.8-6.2, EC of 0.6-0.9 mS/cm (2:1), temperatures of 68-85 daytime and 58-75 nighttime, and low feed (100-150 ppm N). Maintain light intensity at 5,000-7,500 fc and vernalize plants for better branching. Pinch once, seven days after transplanting, and use B-Nine or dry conditions to control growth. Watch for aphids, mealybugs, and spider mites. This plant isn't prone to disease, but root rot and botrytis develop in overly wet conditions.
Yellow flowers bloom in summer.
Pinch once, seven days after transplanting.
Space containers for adequate airflow and sunlight around the base and foliage of each plant.
Control height with B-Nine according to the label instructions or by growing this plant dry.
You may see spider mites, aphids, and mealybugs.
This plant isn't prone to disease but root rot and botrytis can develop in overly wet conditions. Growing this plant dry will prevent disease and control growth. Always take preventative measures in your greenhouse.
1. Water at the base of each plant in the morning, allowing the soil to dry between waterings.
2. Provide good airflow in your greenhouse. We recommend using horizontal airflow fans.
3. Space containers to allow airflow and sunlight to reach the soil level of each plant.
Planting Sedum Mexicanum Liners
We recommend planting one rooted liner per 4-inch container or three to four per 10-inch container. Use well-drained soil and evenly space or center the ellepots in the containers.
Rooted Cuttings Cuttings vary in size between different plant families. These rooted starter plants will arrive ready to be transplanted in to your final container. If they are to be used in a landscape application, you will need to establish them in a 4 inch pot or an 1801 before planting outside.
Sedum Mexicanum Quick Reference Guide
|4 Inch crop time||6-8 Weeks|
|10 Inch crop time||10-12 Weeks|
|Light||Full Sun, Partial Sun|
|Perennial Zone||Zones 7-10|