Ever imagine a succulent as a bonsai? Well, imagine no more, because the bonsai sedum is exactly that!A low growing, branching succulent with plump oval shaped leaves, this rare plant looks very unique and interesting. The mexican native does look very special and high-maintenance, but it astonishingly needs very little attention. It can tolerate too much sun and drought and still surprise you with a beautiful reddish tint on the leaves and tiny white flowers on the tips.
Common name: Bonsai sedum, stonecrop
Scientific name: Sedum furfuraceum
Size: About 4 inches(10 cm) tall
Maintenance: Easy,can tolerate neglect
Toxicity: Non toxic, bust best to keep away from pets and children
The succulent requires less watering, only when the soil is dry. Checking if the soil has dried is the best practice. Water very less during winters.
Full sun. At least 2 hours of the afternoon sun is needed. Bright morning sunlight, with little direct noon sun, is just right for the plant.
Well draining porous soil with some perlite is ideal. Make sure the soil is well aerating and never holds water.
Average humidity works for the succulent. Just like most succulents, it doesn’t react well to very high humidity.
A slow-releasing fertilizer should be used once a month during spring and summer to ensure that the plant has the nutrients to sprout new growth.
Although the plant is rare, it’s very easy to propagate. Cut off stems and plant in moist soil, or take leaf cutting, let them dry and then plant them in soil. Rooting shall start in a few weeks and you’ll have new Bonsai sedums!