The sedum little missy is a brightly colored, petite sedum that requires no sun to thrive. It’s an excellent plant for containers and borders in any garden design, as it provides plenty of color during the fall season when other plants have started their hibernation period.
The sedum little missy can be used around walkways or placed with clusters of other succulents throughout your yard. It can also be added to mixed container gardens because its pot-friendly size makes it perfect for individual pots!
Sedums are drought-tolerant plants which means they require very little care; add water occasionally but only enough so that the soil remains damp – never soggy! They prefer full sunlight but will grow in partial shade too.
- 1 How to propagate sedum little missy
- 2 How to care for sedum little missy
- 3 Uses of sedums
How to propagate sedum little missy
Sedum propagation is a good way to extend sedum plant life, add new sedums to your garden, or provide them as plants for other people. Propagating sedums by seed requires patience and careful attention to detail because harvesting the seeds from sedums can be difficult.
Propagate sedums in containers that are at least five inches deep with drainage holes and composting soil mix. The container should have openings large enough for both the root ball of the sedum cutting being propagated plus an inch all around in order to prevent overwatering which will cause rot or fungal diseases like Botrytis cinerea (aka “gray mold”).
The depth of planting depends on how tall you want your eventual sedum to be. If you want sedums that are only a few inches tall, plant them as close to the surface of the soil mix in your container as possible. For sedums taller than 18″, allow at least six inches between the top of the root ball and the bottom edge of your potting mixture before covering with more soil or composting material.
Sedum propagation is successful when roots form along with stem nodes for two weeks following planting.
After waiting two weeks from the subsequent day sedums are planted, they can receive water again, but sedums propagated in containers should only be watered once every two to four weeks.
Sedum propagation success can also depend on the sedum variety planted, with some sedums growing more successfully than others from cuttings.
How to care for sedum little missy
Sedum little missy does not need a lot of light and will grow in shade. They prefer a semi-shade location to thrive. Although sedum little missy will grow in full sun it will need more water than if grown in the shade and may not bloom as much.
Sedum little missy prefers a well-drained soil that has been amended with compost.
A sedum little missy plant will die if it becomes too wet and so can be grown in an area where the ground is constantly moist or partially shaded by other plants. Sedum loves to grow in dry areas but its leaves may turn brown, which means more water needs to be added.
The sedum little missy can withstand dry soil for a period of time but should be watered if the weather is hot. It prefers to get water from rain or occasional watering.
Sedum plants are drought tolerant and will not need much more than an inch of water per week in order to thrive. Slight drying periods may actually benefit sedums by causing them to produce new growth stronger than before which means they’re healthier too!
If sedums start wilting it usually means that there’s either been excessive shade, lack of proper soil drainage, or over-watering causing root rot.”
Fertilizing sedum little missy will not be necessary. Sedums are heavy feeders so if you do fertilize, place it in the spring and fall to maintain its green foliage throughout the year.”
The sedum little missy should be planted in a shady or temperate climate, sedums do not tolerate frost so they will die if there is any chance of frost. The sedum little missy prefers to grow at 60-65 degrees Fahrenheit but can withstand temperatures as low as 50 degrees for short periods.”
Humidity is not required for sedum little missy but it can be grown in humid, warm climates and will like the environment.
Sedums should never be planted next to a heat vent or they may dry out too quickly.”
Repotting sedum little missy
When repotting sedum, do so only when their roots become cramped or start showing signs of stress like wilted leaves or brown edges on green stems which could indicate root rot.”
Sedums are not toxic to dogs or cats.
Sedum plants also contain chemicals which has sedative and antiseptic properties, making sedums an effective medicinal plant for humans as well.
If you have children playing in a sedum patch, make sure they wash their hands afterward because the leaves can irritate sensitive skin if handled too much without gloves on.
Sedums need to be planted in zones with a hardiness level of five or higher.
The sedum plant isn’t the most cold-tolerant variety, so if your area falls below zone five you might want to try another type of ground cover instead.
Pests and diseases
Sedums are typically relatively pest- and disease-free. They’re also deer resistant which means it’s unlikely that sedums will be eaten by any of the pests you might find around your property, including mice or ticks.
Sedum plants have been known to attract various types of bees such as honeybees, bumblebees, and mason bees if they’re planted near a garden with flowers in bloom all summer long; this can help increase pollination for other plant varieties in the area!
Uses of sedums
Although sedums have an undeserved reputation, they offer many benefits to gardeners and homeowners that include:
- A beautiful ornamental plant with long-lasting flowers in the summertime.
- Excellent ground cover for dry or even nutrient-poor soil conditions; this is especially helpful if you live on a hill where water drainage can be difficult.
- Sedum plants help prevent erosion by forming mats over the top of steep slopes so there’s less chance of rain washing away everything in its path when it flows downhill from one side to another.
3 good reasons to grow sedum little missy
- They grow quickly (sometimes up to two feet per year).
- The flower spikes last much longer than most other ground cover options on the market.
- Sedum plants are low-maintenance and they don’t need a lot of water to keep them alive, sedums also can grow in hot, dry climates without any issues whatsoever!