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Is Sedum a Cat Safe Plant?

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Sedum, also known as hardy baby tears or stonecrop, is non-toxic to cats according to the ASPCA. The sedum plant has tiny green leaves with small white or pinkish flowers.

Plant Sedum For Shade

Choose a location in your shaded bed that stays relatively dry. Rocky beds are ideal for sedum varieties as they tend to be drier than rich, well-drained soils. Dig a small hole approximately 1 1/2 to two times bigger than the pot the sedum came in from the nursery. Place the sedum in the hole and spread out the roots so they are not clumped together, leaving the top of the plant's root ball approximately 1/2 to 1 inch above the soil surface of the hole. Add an all-purpose fertilizer following the package's instructions direct. Some fertilizers are liquid, and others are granular.

  • Sedum, also known as hardy baby tears or stonecrop, is non-toxic to cats according to the ASPCA.
  • Rocky beds are ideal for sedum varieties as they tend to be drier than rich, well-drained soils.
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