Tag: sedum

Albino sedum rubrotinctum

My Sedum rubrotinctum outgrew its terra-cotta pot a while ago and had to be repotted. Repotting this succulent is a challenge because the little beans fall off with the slightest touch. There were beans everywhere on the floor and in the neighboring plants and they started to grow roots to form new plants almost instantly. This was a great opportunity for this Sedum to double in size and fill out its new pot in no time.
One bean decided to grow a new plant with no pigment in the leaves and I only just noticed it yesterday. It’s so bright and cute! It shouldn’t have been able to grow to this size because it’s unable to get its energy from sunlight, so it will probably die off soon. I’m going to keep an eye on it and see what happens.

Sedum rubrotinctum, 1 year of growth

This is my Sedum rubrotinctum one year ago and today after a bit of bean and stem propagation to help it fill out its pot. Now I need to look for an even bigger pot. My first ever succulent when I was a kid was actually one of these. Obviously I didn’t know how to take care of it, so I let it stretch in low sunlight and it dropped all of its beans one by one. This time I’m doing much better.

Hildewintera colademononis

This Hildewintera colademononis is now massive! I can’t believe how fast it is growing. I need to be careful handling this because every time I pick it up or turn it, I’m poked with its thin and sharp needles and they usually break off, leaving half a spine in the skin of my finger. It works well as a propagating tool when placed next to a sedum, too. Every time I check on the two, I see an impaled bean stuck to my Hildewintera’s spines.

Sedum rubrotinctum update

This Sedum rubrotinctum grew so much since I last wrote about it 1,5 months ago. Just look at the difference between then and now! After this pic was taken I decided to behead the longest stalk and split it into two to fill the rest of the pot. The pot looks full from this angle, but all of these plants only fill about half of it.

Sedum is so easy to propagate compared to probably all other succulents. Just take a pair of scissors, cut the stem whereever and stick it into a patch of soil. It will grow roots almost immediately. Or you can pluck a few beans from the stem and place them on top of the soil. Some beans will grow roots after a week or two and some will wilt.

Macro shots (Sedum and Hoya)

A couple of macro shots, taken with my old iPhone 6 and a clip-on macro lens.

The first one is my Sedum rubrotinctum and a small and very colorful pup.

The second pic is a new flower bud on the Hoya bella I bought a few weeks ago. It just keeps developing new flowers! I never knew the buds were this hairy before I decided to have a closer look with my macro lens.