-About Sedum Dasyphyllum 'Major'-
Sedum Dasyphyllum 'Major' is commonly cultivated worldwide for its ornamental value, which belongs to the Sedum genus in the Crassulaceae family. Sedum Dasyphyllum 'Major' features round or ovate-shaped flesh leaves with a bluish-green hue. The blades are arranged with a pronounced spiral feeling. The distinctive feature of Sedum Dasyphyllum 'Major' is its ability to propagate quickly, being prone to generate offsets, or miniature plants, that grow from the base of the main plant, which can be separated and planted to create new plants. The star-shaped flowers range in color from white to pale pink, appearing in clusters on top of the Sedum Dasyphyllum 'Major' stems in the summer months, adding to its ornamental value, and making it a favorite among succulent enthusiasts. The maintenance of Sedum Dasyphyllum 'Major' can be referred to Sedum Dasyphyllum 'Minor'.
-How to care for Sedum Dasyphyllum 'Major'-
Sun/Location: S. Dasyphyllum 'Major' thrives in bright, direct sunlight and requires at least 4-6 hours of sunlight per day to thrive. Place this cutie in a sunny location both indoors and outdoors, provided it is protected from intense afternoon sunlight and high temperatures. S. Dasyphyllum 'Major' should be gradually acclimated to the increased light levels to prevent sunburn and other damage in intense summer. Move it to a location with more sunlight to compensate for the shorter days and lower light levels in freezing winter.
Soil/Pot: S. Dasyphyllum 'Major' requires well-draining soil that is sandy or gravelly in texture. A suitable soil mix can be prepared by combining equal parts of standard potting mix, sand, and perlite. Repotting in warm spring or early summer is necessary only when the plant has outgrown its container. During repotting, any damaged or dead roots should be pruned to prevent bacterial or fungal diseases. With the right soil mix and proper care, S. Dasyphyllum 'Major' can thrive and make a stunning addition to any succulent collection.
Watering: S. Dasyphyllum 'Major' requires watering sparingly and infrequently to prevent overwatering, resulting in to damage the roots and causing the plant to rot. The plant should be watered only when the soil has completely dried out, which can be determined by touching the soil or using a moisture meter. Water in the morning rather than evening to make this cutie absorb the water before the heat of the day. In addition, any excess water should be removed from the saucer or tray under the pot to prevent rot roots.
Humidity: S. Dasyphyllum 'Major' prefers a dry environment with low to moderate humidity. Ideally, the plant should be grown in a location with a relative humidity level of 30% or lower. High humidity levels can cause the plant to develop fungal diseases or rot, especially if the soil is kept moist. Additionally, proper air circulation can help to maintain the humidity levels around the plant, preventing stagnant air from causing moisture buildup.
Pest Control: S. Dasyphyllum 'Major' is generally a hardy plant that is not often affected by pests. However, it can occasionally be susceptible to common succulent pests such as mealybugs, scale insects, and spider mites. Regular inspection of plants for a pest infestation is necessary, such as sticky or discolored leaves, webbing, or small insects on the leaves or stems.
Primary color: Green
Secondary color: Red
Cold hardiness: Zone 7a to 10b (From 0F to 40F)
Product format: 2" pot
Suitability: Balcony, Window, Rock Garden, Container, Terrariums
Propagation: Leaf, Cutting, Beheading
Special characteristics: Easy to propagate, Low maintenance, Pet Safe