How to Root A Sedum Spurium


With its thick bronze or red leaves and tiny pinkish-red blooms that appear in midsummer, sedum spurium is a showstopper that can tolerate hot, dry weather and thrives in poor, rocky soil. Sedum spurium can also be planted in strawberry pots or in patio containers where it blends well with other perennials. Sedum spurium can be propagated by taking a leaf cutting in spring or summer.

Step 1

Fill a 3- to 4-inch container with commercial potting soil for cactus. Dampen the potting soil with a spray bottle until the soil is just barely moist. Like all succulents, sedum spurium will rot quickly in soggy soil.

Step 2

Cut a leaf from a healthy sedum spurium plant, along with a 1- to 2-inch stem. Set the leaf aside for one to two days, or until the cut end of the stem dries out and develops a callus.

Step 3

Plant the leaf in the potting soil, with most of the stem buried but the leaf above the soil. Tamp the soil lightly around the stem. Place the container in filtered sunlight such as a shady window or a window covered by a sheer curtain.

Step 4

Place the container in filtered sunlight, such as a shady window or a window covered by a sheer curtain.

Step 5

Mist the potting soil lightly when the soil feels dry to the touch.

Step 6

Plant the sedum spurium outdoors when the roots are at least an inch long.

Things You'll Need

  • 3- to 4-inch container
  • Potting soil for cactus
  • Spray bottle


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About this Author

M.H. Dyer is a long-time writer, editor and proofreader. She has been a contributor to the East-Oregonian Newspaper and See Jane Run magazine, and is author of a memoir, “The Tumbleweed Chronicles, a Sideways Look at Life." She holds an Master of Fine Arts from National University, San Diego.