-About Sedum adolphii 'Shooting Stars'-
Sedum adolphii 'Shooting Stars' is a small succulent plant with short, fleshy leaves. The leaves are a vibrant green with red or orange edges, giving the plant an attractive appearance. The leaves are densely arranged and can form a dense carpet-like growth. The 'Shooting Stars' variety has star-shaped red spots on the leaves, making it highly sought after among succulent enthusiasts.
-How to care for Sedum adolphii 'Shooting Stars'-
Sun/Temperature: When cultivating indoors, select a window facing either south or west to ensure Sedum adolphii 'Shooting Stars' receives ample sunlight. This choice of positioning will allow the plant to thrive and benefit from the natural light it needs. If necessary, you can supplement natural light with artificial grow lights. This will enable you to provide adequate lighting for Sedum adolphii 'Shooting Stars' even when natural sunlight is insufficient.
When growing outdoors, please protect it from intense afternoon sunlight, especially in hot summer climates. Too much direct sunlight in extremely high temperatures can cause the leaves to scorch. Sedum adolphii 'Shooting Stars' thrives in temperatures between 65°F to 80°F. It can tolerate slightly lower and higher temperatures, but avoid exposure to temperatures below 50°F for extended periods, as it is not cold-hardy.
During colder months, take precautions to shield Sedum adolphii 'Shooting Stars' from frost and freezing temperatures. This safeguarding will help ensure the plant's well-being and prevent potential damage caused by extreme cold conditions. If you live in a region with freezing winters, consider bringing the plant indoors or providing it with a protective cover.
Watering/Soil: Like most succulents, 'Shooting Stars' prefers well-draining soil and dislikes sitting in waterlogged soil. Before watering Sedum adolphii 'Shooting Stars' again, ensure the soil is dry. You can determine the soil's moisture level by sticking your finger approximately one inch deep into the soil. If the soil feels completely dry, it's time to water it. Water the plant sparingly but deeply when needed. In the spring and summer, which is the active growing season, water Sedum adolphii 'Shooting Stars' approximately once every 1-2 weeks. During the fall and winter, which is the dormant period, decrease the watering frequency to once a month or even less often. Plant Sedum adolphii 'Shooting Stars' in a well-draining succulent or cactus potting mix.
Propagation: Sedum adolphii 'Shooting Stars' can be propagated easily through stem or leaf cuttings. Allow the cuttings to callus for a day or two before planting them in well-draining soil.
Primary color: green
Secondary color: red
Cold hardiness: Zone 9-11 (from 20°F to 40°F)
Product format: rooted in 2" nursery pots
Suitability: balcony, Window, Garden
Propagation: behead, leaf, stem cutting
Special characteristic: pet safe