Sedum Nussbaumerianum Care and Growing Information

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Sedum Nussbaumerianum – a small succulent that packs quite a punch, thanks to its fiery colors, that’ll surely make you grow it!

Sedum Nussbaumerianum

Sedum Nussbaumerianum is a lovely succulent that promises more than just low-maintenance care. With its rich, golden-yellow leaves that take on an orange or copper hue when exposed to the sun, this resilient plant is a living piece of art!

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Sedum Nussbaumerianum Information

Sedum nussbaumerianum is native to Mexico and is particularly prevalent in the arid regions of the country. It has fleshy, rounded leaves that start as golden-yellow that change to a rich hue of orange, copper, or even deep red with proper sunlight exposure.

The plant can grow up to 6 inches tall and forms a spreading mat. But its lovely foliage or growth habits are not the only things that will make you want to grow it. It also has small, white, star-shaped flowers, usually between late winter and early spring. These flowers appear in clusters and add to their beauty.

Common Names: Coppertone Sedum, Stonecrop, and Nussbaumer’s Sedum.

Propagating Sedum Nussbaumerianum

There are many ways to propagate Coppertone sedums, such as leaf cuttings, stem cuttings, offsets, and division.

But the smart way is going with leaf cuttings, as they’re easy to find in a local nursery, and you also know exactly what your plant will grow like. Once you have the leaf-cutting, allow it to be callous for a couple of days to reduce the risk of rot, then plant it into a small pot with a well-draining succulent or cactus mix, burying the cut end about half an inch into the soil.

Mist the soil so it’s moist but not soggy, and place the pot in a bright, indirect light location. In a few weeks, you’ll notice new root growth and a small plantlet emerging from the leaf’s base, and it will slowly grow into a new plant.

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Best Pot SIze for Growing Sedum Nussbaumerianum

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Start with a 4 to 6-inch pot for growing Coppertone stonecrop. This will have plenty of room for the plant’s roots to spread and keep it thriving. If you can find a terracotta or ceramic one, nothing like it.

Requirements for Growing Sedum Nussbaumerianum

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Sedum Coppertone needs bright, indirect light to show its true colors. NEVER keep it in direct sunlight, especially during the hottest parts of the day, as it will scorch the leaves.


Given that this succulent needs well-drained soil, here’s what you can use:

  • 2 parts potting soil
  • 1 part coarse sand or perlite
  • 1 part compost or well-rotted manure
  • 1/2 part pine bark or coconut coir

Mix these things in a pot, and you’ll have the best potting mix for your sedum.


Water the plant once the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch, not before that. Overwatering can lead to root rot, so it’s better to water it later than sooner.

You should use the ‘deep watering’ technique, watering the soil until you see excess water draining out of the pot’s drainage holes. Then let it dry for 3-4 days.


Coppertone sedum grows best in moderate temperatures between 60°F to 85°F (15°C to 31°C). It can also tolerate occasional drops to 50°F (10°C), but you’ll need to protect it from frost.

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Sedum Nussbaumerianum Care

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Fertilizing this plant is not difficult. Just grab a balanced liquid fertilizer like 10-10-10 and feed it to the plant after diluting it to 1/4 of its strength. Don’t give it more than twice a month. You can also use compost tea or eggshell powders to fertilize these succulents.

Pests and Diseases

You might see mealybugs or aphids on your plant; they’re usually holed up in the leaf crevices. But they’re nothing to worry about. Just use a neem oil spray, and it will get rid of these pests.

Also, keep an eye on how much you water your Coppertone Stonecrops because overwatering will lead to root rot problems.

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