Sedum forum: Best sedum for houseplants?

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ssgardener
Feb 21, 2012 9:39 PM CST
I absolutely love sedum and would like to try growing them as houseplants. Thumbs up

Which varieties do best as houseplants?

I have some sedum makinoi ogon outside that died back this winter. Will it stay evergreen if I grow it as a houseplant, or does it need a period of dormancy? There are conflicting reports online.

Also, what are your favorite websites for ordering small cuttings?
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valleylynn
Feb 22, 2012 2:09 AM CST

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Hi SS.
Most of the hardy type sedum don't do very well indoors. S. Makinoi 'Ogon' will go winter dormant in your zone 7. It should come back just fine as soon as your weather warms up.
There are some lovely tender sedum that would do very well indoors over winter, then you can put them outdoors for the growing season.

Sedum compressum
Sedum dendroideum subsp. praealtum
Sedum morganianum
Sedum nussbaumerianum
Sedum nussbaumerianum 'Coppertone'

I'm sure there are many more. : )

Chris, who did you used to get your cuttings from?
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crittergarden
Jul 6, 2012 11:00 AM CST
I came to the sedum forum and searched for "indoor" and here you were.

I never thought they might be candidates for indoors at all (I first thought it for emps and they died died died) until yesterday when I saw a pin on Pinterest with some in little bottles. No botanical names tho....

Have you had any new discoveries on this front?
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valleylynn
Jul 6, 2012 1:36 PM CST

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Jill can you give me a link to the Pinterest site. Maybe I can identify some of them for you.
There are many semps that are not frost hardy and grow very well indoors for the winter. They love to be moved outdoors for the frost free part of the year.
Sedum burrito Sedum (Sedum burrito)
S. compressum Sedum (Sedum compressum)
S. dendroideum Tree Sedum (Sedum dendroideum)
S. morganianum Burro's Tail (Sedum morganianum)
S. nussbaumerianum Nussbaumer's Sedum (Sedum nussbaumerianum)
S. rubrotinctum Pork and Beans (Sedum rubrotinctum)

And many more. It would be fun to try some of sedum that are winter hardy, in the house. To see how they would handle it.

Semps need the winter in order to stay healthy. They would love your area for a winter sleep. Hurray!
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crittergarden
Jul 7, 2012 2:32 AM CST
I'm not Jill..... she's "-ologist" and I'm "-garden"
I just infringed on her username - but I had to, CRITTER and GARDEN are who I am!
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Will look for the link - they scroll away when replaced by newer ones. will have to hit on the right search term.
??????

I have several winter hardy ones in the yard. will take a cutting of each for a start.
Wondering what my other options might be if my outdoor babies fail indoors.
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crittergarden
Jul 7, 2012 2:34 AM CST
I wish the banner for today was a sedum, like it looked to me at first.
I'd be all over that!
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valleylynn
Jul 7, 2012 10:49 AM CST

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Sorry critter G. *Blush*

Would love to hear how the hardy ones do indoors over winter for you. I might have to give that a try myself. Thumbs up

Wow, that is one interesting plant. Going to see what it is.
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gg5
Nov 17, 2012 6:36 PM CST
I've tried Sedums indoors, and other than the tender ones they didn't do well, if you have a cold windowsill that had some light, that'd be best.
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gg5
Nov 17, 2012 6:40 PM CST
Sorry hit "enter" too quickly...I do have s. nussbaumerianum 'coppertone' and it does great indoors during the winter, I have it under grow lights though, then when I put it outside in spring it totally takes off!
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valleylynn
Nov 17, 2012 8:13 PM CST

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Hi Greg. Welcome! to the Sedum Forum. Hurray!
That might be one of them that you can even winter outdoors, if under a deck roof, etc. They need to be kept on the dry side during winter. I have taken some of the tender sedum through the winter indoors in a bright south facing window, no lights, and they did fine.
I have never tried to winter the hardy ones indoors. A cold window sill should work, but they would still need to be watered more often than the tender sedum. They are used to being out in winter rain/snow.

Which hardy types have you tried?
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gg5
Nov 18, 2012 12:21 AM CST
Hi Lynn, being a beginner gardener I didn't pay attention to anything other than "ooh that's pretty!" so I don't have any names, one was a cross between a sedum and crassula, it was just too warm in my house, I thought they needed light, so I had them under lamps and it just wasn't good, they lost their leaves or got very thin weak stems. I moved them out in late January 2012 and they bounced right back Hurray!
Lynn, I can tell we'll be seeing much of each other (in name!) since we're on several forums together :)
cheers
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valleylynn
Nov 18, 2012 12:47 AM CST

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Hurray! Welcome aboard. We have a lot of fun learning together. Don't be shy about posting your photos. Thumbs up
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gg5
Nov 18, 2012 12:54 AM CST
Thank you Lynn!
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goldfinch4
Nov 18, 2012 4:01 AM CST

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Hi Greg! Welcome! Good to see you here too!
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