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Growing Sedum Major: The Dos and Don'ts

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Growing Sedum Major: The Dos and Don'ts

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Sedum Major, also known as Corsican Stonecrop, is a low-growing succulent that displays some sweet, small flowers in Summer over its round, powdery, blue-grey leaves, which makes it a great addition to your succulent collections or even in any garden setups.

Apart from that, Sedum Major does not need much to remain beautiful, as it requires very little attention. So whether you are a busy person or a novice gardener, this is the ideal succulent for you!

 

Water 

Although Sedum Major can withstand extended drought and still flourish on neglect, it still has watering needs to remain healthy. Remember to water the plant at least once every 10-14 days or whenever the soil is completely dry. Do this by pouring some water onto the soil until it is completely soaked.

 Sedum Major, succulent guidecare, dos and dont's

 

As a general rule of thumb, DO NOT water your Sedum Major until the soil has completely dried out from top to bottom of the pot. You can check by simply inserting a finger in the soil of your plant to feel if it’s still wet or dry.

 

Light & Temperature

For your Sedum Major to stay evergreen, they need to be placed in sunny areas. So if you want to grow them in your garden, find a spot where they can get at least 6 hours of sunlight per day, but make sure to keep them protected from the scorching sun in the afternoon. 

 

Light & Temperature for sedum major

 

In cases you're living in an area where it gets colder than 0 degrees Fahrenheit in winter, it is best to put them in a container or pot where they can easily be brought indoors. Just make sure to place them in a south-facing window or in a room where they can get lots of sunlight. Sedum Major needs a lot of sunlight so if you spot any sign of the stem stretching out, you might want to consider having a grow light for the best result.

 

Soil

Soil for sedum major, how to take care of succulents, sedum major

 

Since Sedum Majors are very susceptible to mold disease, rust, and rot when stayed in wet for too long, it is necessary to keep their foliage and soil dry. So make sure to plant them in porous, well-drained soil just like any other succulents. You may use a cactus or succulent soil and add some pumice, perlite, or grit added to create proper drainage for it. 

 

Propagation

Propagation for sedum major, what to do with your succulents

 

Propagating Sedum Major is easy. You may either wait for it to propagate on its own or do it yourself. Plus, the process is simple! If their stems grow too long, you can snip 3 to 4-inches of at least 3 or more cuttings from the mother plant by using a clean, sharp knife or scissors and make sure to allow your cuttings to callous over for about 2-3 days before placing them on a well-draining potting mix. And remember to water them after 2-3 days or whenever you feel that the soil is completely dry.

 

Dividing Sedum Major

Dividing Sedum Major

 

Unlike any other succulents, you can have your own garden full of Sedum Majors without even buying a new one! 


First: Get a portion of your Sedum Major by cutting a complete circle of it using a shovel or garden trowel. Remember to cut about 2-inches away from your Sedum Major and about 2 to 6-inches deep. 

Second: Cut out small pieces of the Sedum Major. Don’t worry, the remaining ones can fill in the empty spaces quickly. 

Third: Shake the excess soil from your Sedum Major roots until you can see the crown and its roots. 

Fourth: Pull your Sedum Major apart into multiple portions using your hands. Do this from its natural division; including separate stems or carefully split sections in the root system.

Fifth: Plant your divisions in a fertile, well-drained soil under full sun. Make sure to dig as deep and twice wider as where they were originally planted.

Make sure to keep the soil of your transplanted Sedum Majors moist by watering them for at least 1 to 2 weeks or just until they are able to settle down in their new setting. After that, you will only need to water them once per week or whenever you feel that the soil is completely dry.

 

BOTTOM LINE

All in all, Sedum Major is a wonderful addition to your succulent collection! Just make sure that they still get some tender, love, and care every now and then to keep them thriving all year round!

 

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