The Sedum Adolphii, also known as the “golden sedum” or the “golden glow” is a very unique trailing succulent that has miniature golden rosettes. The leaves have a very unique triangular shape that are orange and yellow and will also turn red on its tips. The more sunlight this succulent gets, the brighter and colorful it will look and be.
Naitve to Mexico, they are grown and found in rocky outcroppings. This succulent is fairly fast growing and will grow up to 8 inches tall. It will also produce beautiful white flowers in the winter to spring, making this succulent look even more attractive.
Primary Color: Yellow gold
Secondary Color: Orange, copper.
Can be grown indoors or outdoors
Sunlight: Full sun, partial shade
Height: 9-12 inches
Rosette Size: 3-4 inches
Cold Hardiness: Zone 9a (Minimum 20° F | -6.7° C)
Not cold hardy
Propagation: Cuttings, leaves
Non toxic to humans and animals
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Sedum Adolphii 'Golden Glow' Care
SOIL FOR SEDUM ADOLPHII 'GOLDEN GLOW'
This soil is the most perfect soil for the Sedum Adolphii Golden Glow. This succulent soil has 2 of the fastest draining ingredients out there sand and perlite. Sand and perlite will protect your Sedum Adolphii Golden Glow from root rot. Root rot is known as the #1 most common reason why a succulent will die and it happens a lot.
This soil will help your Sedum Adolphii Golden Glow grow healthy, happy, and of course protect it from root rot which is much needed. This soil is also loaded with 60+ minerals and nutrients from seaweed fertilizer. Your Sedum Adolphii Golden Glow will grow bigger, faster, and stronger in this soil because it will be absorbing many nutrients from the seaweed in the soil.
This is amazing soil for your Sedum Adolphii Golden Glow and you should definitely consider it when growing this succulent. Your Sedum Adolphii Golden Glow will just simply love it and will grow super healthy, faster, bigger, and happier when grown in this soil.
You should water the Sedum Adolphii 'Golden Glow' 1-3 days a week or when the soil looks or feels very dry. You must make sure to avoid overwatering so root rot does not occur and kill your succulent plant. It's important to use the 'soak and dry' method and only water when the soil looks or feels very dry. Be on the lookout for underwatering and overwatering.
POT FOR SEDUM ADOLPHII 'GOLDEN GLOW'
It's important to use a succulent pot with a drainage hole. This will allow the excess water to drain out of the bottom of the drainage hole, keeping the soil dry and preventing overwatering and root rot. It's very important that your succulent pot has a drainage hole, most experience succulent growers know that having a succulent pot with a drainage hole is a must when growing any succulent. If your succulent pot doesn't have a drainage hole no problem! Check out our article on how to grow succulents in pots without drainage holes.
WHERE TO PLANT THE SEDUM ADOLPHII 'GOLDEN GLOW'
The Sedum Adolphii 'Golden Glow' isn't cold hardy, so make sure you avoid growing this succulent outdoors during the cold winter season. Avoid growing in temperatures under 30° F (-1.1° C) it will die in cold and freezing temperatures. Make sure to move and grow this succulent indoors during the cold winter season. You can then move it back outdoors once the weather gets warmer. Make sure to grow it outdoors in a succulent pot or container so you can easily move it when you need to.
Plant in an area that gets at least 6 hours of sunlight every single day. Make sure this succulent gets enough sun so it can grow healthy, produce its colors, and avoid etiolation. If growing indoors make sure to place it where it gets enough sunlight. If your house doesn't get enough sunlight, try investing into some grow lights.
HOW TO PROPAGATE THE SEDUM ADOLPHII 'GOLDEN GLOW'
For leaf propagation, gently just twist and pull the leaf very gently off the stem. It’s very important that you get the full leaf and not let part of the leaf stay on the stem. To make sure you get a very precise cut you can get some trimmers and cut the leaf off. After you cut your leaves off the stem you must make sure you let them sit out for 2-4 days so they can form a callus. After the leaves have formed a callus, go ahead and plant them in well-drained succulent soil.
Same thing as for leaf propagation, but this time you will need trimmers to get a clean cut of the cuttings. Cut off the cutting at an angle with trimmers, and make sure there’s enough room to plant the cuttings. Let the cutting form a callus by waiting 2-4 days. After a callus forms then go ahead and plant the cutting in well-drained succulent soil.
The sedum adolphii succulent is a great succulent to grow and every single succulent love should definitely do it! They are super easy to grow and care for, and now you know all the grow and care requirements to do so!
You will enjoy this beautiful succulent, especially when its red colors come in. They look absolutely amazing with their gold leaves!
Best of luck growing this succulent!
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