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Sedum Species, Stonecrop

Sedum clavatum

Family: Crassulaceae (krass-yoo-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Sedum (SEE-dum) (Info)
Species: clavatum (KLAV-ah-tum) (Info)



Cactus and Succulents

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade


Grown for foliage


Foliage Color:

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under 6 in. (15 cm)


6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)


USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Where to Grow:

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Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Characteristics:

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Bloom Size:

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Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

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Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:

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This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

, (2 reports)

Phoenix, Arizona

Corona, California

Delano, California

Los Angeles, California

Reseda, California

San Leandro, California

Vista, California (2 reports)

Tallahassee, Florida

Louisville, Kentucky

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Oct 30, 2013, realityfaery from Delano, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

Is an excellent potted plant (probably would do great in ground as well) here in the Central Valley. I had it inside when I first purchased it from Home Depot and noticed it wasn't getting enough light. So I put it out on the patio and it has since recovered and happy. I have gotten some of the fallen leaves from when it was having a tough time to root as well.


On Apr 12, 2008, DougC from Los Angeles, CA (Zone 10a) wrote:

Sedum clavatum stout, long, bare creeping stems terminates in glaucous papillose blue-green rosettes of succulent leaves.

Habitat: Valley of Tiscalatengo River, Mexico, in the Trans Mexican Volcanic Belt is the home of this species.

Reference: Ray Stephenson's "Sedum Cultivated Stonecrops"



On Aug 23, 2004, rhondahunt_1 from Bakersfield, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

I recieved this plant from a friend knowing it is a well spreading ground plant. However, when I tried to plant the "babies" it spawned near the mother plant, it started to wilt. I may have given it too much sun, so I moved it indoors. While in the full sun, it grew much taller as compared to the nice compact condition I recieved it in. Am trying to learn how to keep it hardy. News is welcome. I do not know how much water to give it, so I keep it semi dry.


On Mar 5, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Small rosettes of pale green to bright green clumping groundcover with hint of pink tinged on tips of fat, succulent leaves. Mexican native. SEveral varieties available (blue forms etc.).