However, there are a few key points to understand about their water needs if you want to create a lush succulent planting. Their flowers generally have five petals and they are known to attract butterflies, bees, and other pollinators. The plant needs less watering as it matures. For example, if your summer growing succulents are kept indoors on a window sill in a heated room during winter, they will need more water than if they are kept outside. How often to water succulents also depends on whether or not they are planted in containers with drainage holes. For example, a Pachyphytum oviferum (Moonstone) stores more water in its stems and leaves compared to a Sedum japonicum ‘Tokyo Sun' and therefore can sustain longer periods between watering. Watering. The size of your succulents also affects when you should water your succulents. Few succulents require less attention than sedum. Conversely, winter growers are succulents that grow actively in the winter months from November to February and become dormant in the summer. Sedums are prone to mealy bugs, aphids, slugs and snails. If the soil is constantly damp, this will in turn cause the root of your succulents to rot. However, if the stick comes out easily and dry, then the soil is completely dry and you can proceed to water your succulents. Winter. Soak the soil completely then let the soil dry out completely before watering again. How to Water Succulent Plants (indoors and outdoors) The best way to water succulents is with the “soak and dry” method. Sedum can be particularly susceptible to root rot when left in wet, soggy soil so make sure they are well ventilated and in gritty soil, especially in humid areas. Sedum can be particularly susceptible to root rot when left in wet, soggy soil so make sure they are well ventilated and in gritty soil, especially in humid areas. Examples are Sempervivum and Agave species. Watering needs also change throughout the growing season. The common idea is that succulents should be given just enough water so that they show no sign of shrivelling. The leaves of the succulent should be resilient (There is still enough water in the leaves). It looks great all year round and in cooler temperatures, the stress colors really show on the tips. Also, be sure you choose a fertilizer which is low in nitrogen as indicated by that first NPK number. Watering. If the stick is damp with soil stuck on it, the soil is not completely dry. Gently remove all the soil from the plant, dusting off any excess soil that may cling on to the roots. When watering succulents, fully soak the soil, until water runs out of the drainage holes of the pots. Never let the soil your sedum is planted in become waterlogged and make sure your pots always have a drainage hole so you can properly water using the drench and dry method. They will turn green if kept in low light. • Make sure the soil is very well drained. Sedum dendroideum is even tree-like and grows upright. No, sedum are not monocarpicmonocarpic A succulent that dies after one bloom. Sedum seriously are low maintenance and don’t like strong fertilizers. Never leave sedum in standing water, as they’re very susceptible to root rot. The best time to propagate sedum stem cuttings is after they have flowered. The temperature is rapidly declining, so water shouldn’t be given when the weather is under 40 degrees Fahrenheit. Today, sedum are being used as “green roofs” and are planted on top of buildings to provide insulation, a habitat for wildlife and to lower urban air temperatures. Succulents store extra water in their leaves, stems, or roots, which gives them the ability to survive a while between waterings (sometimes a month or more). General succulent watering … Giving watering advice is tricky because it is different for everybody. Depending on whether your succulents are placed indoors or outdoors, the frequency of watering succulents is different as well. The key to sedum succulent care is leaving them alone. If you are growing your sedum indoors in containers, be sure to give them as much sun as possible by placing them near a sunny window or under grow lights to prevent them from stretching (etiolation).