This thing has outgrown its pot a long time ago and I may need to repot it. It just looks so good hanging over the edge like this. Sedum rubrotinctum is a trailing plant. If given a larger pot, it will outgrow it almost instantly.
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.
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.
My succulents got caught in a heavy, windy rain storm because I didn’t think to close the glass panes on my balcony before I left my apartment. Everything was watered, including my Lithops and Monilaria, which will probably wake up from dormancy because of this. My Sedum rubrotinctum and Mammillaria plumosa are sparkling from all of the rain drops, too.
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.
My little Sedum rubrotinctum is looking very fine right now! It’s so pink and adorable and very tasty looking. Like little jellybeans.
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.
The weather has really pumped up the color on my Sedum stahlii pot. And look at all of these adorable props I started last summer! They haven’t grown that much bigger, but the winter pretty much stopped everything in its tracks.
My blushing Sedum stahlii is looking very full at the moment. I’ve learned that they’re happier if they don’t get any (or just very little) fertilizer, even during the summer. They stretch very easily. These are looking perfect and compact right now!
This Sedum looks so sweet and tasty, like candy floss jelly beans!