The Q&A Archives: Rejuvenating Soggy Sedums

Question: We have sedum plants that have always done well by the lake with 6 hours sun each day. Many complete stalks are suddenly getting soggy and floppy, turning brown and falling off. I water a lot because sandy soil dries out fast. Thanks for your advice. Ted Thompson Whispering Pines, NC

Answer: Sedums prefer full sun if they can get it, and prefer drought to flood, so I suggest that you stop watering completely and see if they recover. Succulent plants (jade plant, sedum, aloe etc) tend to need less water because they have "juicy" leaves, so are well adapted to drought conditions.

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