Sedum forum: need help with broken sedum & sedum ID

Views: 2333, Replies: 10 » Jump to the end
Name: Jelinda AKA jojoe Ivey
Thomson,Ga. (Zone 8a)
If a door closes look for a window!
Heucheras Plant and/or Seed Trader Hostas Hummingbirder Region: Georgia Cactus and Succulents
Sedums Sempervivums Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Tropicals
Image
jojoe
Jul 17, 2012 12:53 PM CST
Is this a type of sedum and if yes,does anyone know it's name?Thumb of 2012-07-17/jojoe/c47178
Thumb of 2012-07-17/jojoe/1c79a1
Thumb of 2012-07-17/jojoe/f0a2f9
A friend of the family passed away and her husband was giving away her plants to people they knew but her had no idea what they are.There was about 8 boxes of this plant,i only got one.

I also have a sedum donkey tail that broke.Do i just stick it in some soil?I have a picture of what's happening to the plant,maybe somebody can tell me if it's caused by to much or to little water etc...

Thumb of 2012-07-17/jojoe/62fb89
I just stuck it into this bucket of soil with cutting's i got of our late friends plants,she had mostly succulents.The donkey tail on the side of the bucket,had a stem to stick into the soil because of the way it broke.
Thumb of 2012-07-17/jojoe/963668

This is the limb that broke.There are others that look like they may do the same.What should i do,stop doing etc...Do they root easily this way and will the stem left in pot dry up,then should i do anything to it or just leave it.

I have a small strawberry pot i want to get some more of this plant to put in it but i first have to learn to grow them.Any good web sites or links to info on caring for & growing them would be appreciated.

thanks in advance
A green thumb comes only as a result of the mistakes you make while learning to see things from the plants point of view!!
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums
Image
valleylynn
Jul 17, 2012 1:52 PM CST

Moderator

Hi Jelinda. Those are some very nice plants to grow in memory of you friend that passed away.

Would you be able to get us a sharper/clearer photo of the plant that you think is a sedum?

The lower part of the Donkey Tail stems looks to be damaged. I think you would need to cut that part of the stem off, up to healthy tissue, let it callous over for a few days, then replant it. They have about the same water requirements as your sempervivum, if over watered they will rot. The DT should root easily once the damaged stem is removed.
Give it bright light but not direct sun, your summer sun might be a little to intense for it.
Even the little leaf segments will form roots when they fall off the parent stem. Just don't over water.
Name: Carol
Canton GA (Zone 7b)
Charter ATP Member Sedums I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Sempervivums Cat Lover Hummingbirder
Birds Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Region: Georgia Region: Ohio Purslane Container Gardener
Image
CAKnapp
Jul 17, 2012 6:37 PM CST
Hi Jelinda. That was very sweet of your friend's husband to share her plants with her friends.

The first plant looks like yellow moss sedum - Stringy Stonecrop (Sedum sarmentosum) - it will bloom yellow in the early spring. You can break off pieces and root it just about anywhere - its great for rock gardens.



Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums
Image
valleylynn
Jul 17, 2012 7:56 PM CST

Moderator

Thank you for the ID Carol. I see there is an entry for it in the database. Thumbs up
Name: Carol
Canton GA (Zone 7b)
Charter ATP Member Sedums I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Sempervivums Cat Lover Hummingbirder
Birds Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Region: Georgia Region: Ohio Purslane Container Gardener
Image
CAKnapp
Jul 18, 2012 5:33 AM CST
I tip my hat to you.
Name: Jelinda AKA jojoe Ivey
Thomson,Ga. (Zone 8a)
If a door closes look for a window!
Heucheras Plant and/or Seed Trader Hostas Hummingbirder Region: Georgia Cactus and Succulents
Sedums Sempervivums Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Tropicals
Image
jojoe
Jul 18, 2012 9:25 AM CST
Thank you all for your help!!!! Hurray!

I have also posted these plants and asked for an ID on all of them.Which plant is a sempervivum?he lady that was taking cuttings off the plants last Wed. called the little round ones hens & bitties.Over on the succulent forum everyone loved the bitties instead of hens & chicks they think bitties is so cute.Anyway is that the plant your (IDing) as an sempervivum? I am trying to id these so i can look them up to research their care.

How about one more plant i got that also feels like a succulent,maybe someone here can help me with it.That will leave one more but it's not a succulent at all.I am going to post else where.

thank you all very much for your time and help!!!!Thumb of 2012-07-18/jojoe/f14da2
A green thumb comes only as a result of the mistakes you make while learning to see things from the plants point of view!!
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums
Image
valleylynn
Jul 18, 2012 12:01 PM CST

Moderator

That sure is a succulent, a sedum. Just not sure which one. There are so many of the upright sedum. Might be able to tell more this fall when it blooms. It will want full sun so it won't flop over.

Yes, they can be called hen and biddies. I so love the biddie part. I haven't heard that word in many years. My mom used to call our baby chicks biddies.
I would think the sempervivum will want filtered sun in your harsher summer sun. If in pots you can move them around to find where they will be the happiest. They will need very fast draining soil, and not to much water.
I can see the ones in your photo have little tufts of cilia on the tip of their leaves. How sweet.
Name: Carol
Canton GA (Zone 7b)
Charter ATP Member Sedums I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Sempervivums Cat Lover Hummingbirder
Birds Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Region: Georgia Region: Ohio Purslane Container Gardener
Image
CAKnapp
Jul 18, 2012 12:22 PM CST
Jelinda,

The closest I see to the last pic you posted is

Sedum (Hylotelephium spectabile 'Herbstfreude')

Stonecrop sedum - Autumn Joy. The color and shape of the leaves are correct. Your leaves don't show much serration, but it may show later as it gets bushier.

Like Lynn says, the best time to tell is this fall if it blooms. I don't see anywhere on it that it's going to bud, but then your growing season is a lot different that mine. Mine have set a few buds already.
Name: Jelinda AKA jojoe Ivey
Thomson,Ga. (Zone 8a)
If a door closes look for a window!
Heucheras Plant and/or Seed Trader Hostas Hummingbirder Region: Georgia Cactus and Succulents
Sedums Sempervivums Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Tropicals
Image
jojoe
Jul 18, 2012 12:37 PM CST
First,i would like to say HELLO,I don't believe i have had the honor of meeting most of you if any of you!!! I am not new to plants but i am new to succulents.Plants are a great passion for me and i try not to kill to many because of the difficulty i have in replacing or buying new.So you will find out i ask a lot of questions. Shrug! Sorry ahead of time.I have MS and most of my funds go towards keeping me able to tend to my plants.

The upright plant is also a sedum "huh" my friend must have liked sedums!While I'm potting should i re-pot the upright sedum,it is in a large pot?Once i get a look at it's roots,do they like to have room or to be root bound.My other passions are Hoyas & christmas cactus which like to be root bound.Are succulents the same or do they like room to grow?

Lynn,i managed to get totally lost at your comment "I can see the ones in your photo have little tufts of cilia on the tip of their leaves. How sweet" I couldn't figure out how to use the quote button and only quote 1 sentence so copy & paste never fails!!

.Thanks for all the help!!! Group hug
A green thumb comes only as a result of the mistakes you make while learning to see things from the plants point of view!!
Name: Jelinda AKA jojoe Ivey
Thomson,Ga. (Zone 8a)
If a door closes look for a window!
Heucheras Plant and/or Seed Trader Hostas Hummingbirder Region: Georgia Cactus and Succulents
Sedums Sempervivums Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Tropicals
Image
jojoe
Jul 18, 2012 12:43 PM CST
One question: sedum's and sempervivums what's the difference in the two? Are they a family,genus,or species of plant?
A green thumb comes only as a result of the mistakes you make while learning to see things from the plants point of view!!
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums
Image
valleylynn
Jul 18, 2012 1:49 PM CST

Moderator

Here is an explanation of Sedum: Sedums (Sedum)
And of Sempervivum: Sempervivum (Sempervivum)

Hope this helps Jelinda.
Cilia are little hair like structures that can grow in a tuft/bunch at the tips of the leaves, or along the edges of the leaves. Not all sempervivum have these.

« Garden.org Homepage
« Back to the top
« Forums List
« Sedum forum
You must first create a username and login before you can reply to this thread.

Today's site banner is by dirtdorphins and is called "Dianthus 'Nyewood Cream'"