Learn how to propagate sedum. Sedum Propagation is done by two methods: Either by cuttings or by seeds.
While choosing one of the methods you should remember that growing sedum by seed has a disadvantage of not getting a true plant. It means the plant that germinates from seed will not be the same as mother plant. So, sedum propagation is from cuttings is better to multiply to your sedum plants.
Sedum Propagation by Cuttings
The best time to propagate sedum by cuttings is typically between May and June.
Cuttings are obtained from the tips of the stems to a length of 8-10 cm by using a nice sharp knife that is disinfected by alcohol and removing the lower leaves about 2 – 3 cm at the bottom.
Allow to dry the succulent’s cuttings for 7 – 10 days and then plant them in a growing medium made from sand and peat.
Keep the soil wet and place the cuttings where temperature remains between the range of 50 – 60 ° F.
Once the buds appear your sedum plant is propagated.
Sedum Propagation from Seeds
If you want to grow sedum from seeds, the best time to sow them is spring or summer.
Fill a pot or seed tray with seed starting mix. Firm the mix and water until it starts to drain out from bottom. Spread seeds over the soil mix, 1 inch apart to each other and cover them with a thin layer of soil mix again.
Cover the pot or tray with transparent plastic wrap to ensure consistent humidity, good temperature and to avoid rapid dryness of the growing medium. The plastic wrap must be removed every day for air circulation.
Place the tray in shade at a temperature of around 60-70 ° F and keep it slightly moist (use a sprayer for moistening the soil) until the time of germination.
The seeds will germinate in 2 – 4 weeks. Once they sprout remove the plastic wrap and place seedlings on a windowsill that receives light morning sun and slowly increase the amount of sunlight as seedlings grow.
When seedling have grown big enough, transplant them into individual pots.