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Introducing the Sedum spurium Tricolor, a beautiful and eye-catching succulent plant that belongs to the genus Sedum. Tricolor sedum has many other common names such as Caucasian stonecrop 'Tricolor', Two-row Stonecrop 'Tricolor', Dragon's Blood, Sedum spurium variegatum, and Phedimus spurius 'Tricolor'. 

The combination of the green, pink, and cream color gives this sedum plant a tricolor appearance, hence the name "Tricolor Sedum." The Sedum name comes from the Latin word "sedeo," meaning to sit, referring to its general growing habit of sitting and sprawling over rocks. 

Native to the Caucasus, the tricolor sedum is a low-growing, sprawling, mat-forming plant that is commonly grown as ground cover and grows up to 24 inches wide.  

The tricolor sedum is an evergreen plant with thick, obovate, flattened variegated leaves that are medium green with reddish-tinged margins. The lower stem leaves are deciduous, while newer ones are evergreen and turn deep burgundy in fall. These leaves are arranged in tight clusters, creating a dense and compact growth habit. When it's cold outside, the foliage of Sedum 'Tricolor' turns red. The combination of colors adds a lovely touch to any garden or indoor space. 

The flowers of Sedum spurium tricolor bloom in clusters of small, star-shaped flowers that come in various shades of pink, red, or even white. These charming blooms appear during the late spring to mid-summer months, adding a burst of color to your garden. The flowers attract pollinators like bees and butterflies, making your garden a buzzing and fluttering paradise. They create a beautiful contrast against the colorful foliage, creating a stunning display. 

Additionally, this Tricolor Sedum is friendly to both humans and pets. It's generally safe to have around your home or garden. However, it's always a good idea to exercise caution and keep an eye on curious pets or children around any plants, just to be on the safe side.  

Watering Needs 

When it comes to watering Sedum spurium Tricolor, it's important to find the right balance. This Sedum succulent is known for its drought-tolerant nature, so it doesn't require frequent watering. Overwatering can cause root rot, which can be harmful to the plant.  

Allow the soil to dry out between waterings. Before giving your Sedum tricolor a drink, check the top inch of the soil. If it feels dry to the touch, that's a good indication that it's time to water. Remember, it's better to underwater than to overwater this sedum. 

When it comes to water, make sure you do it thoroughly. Give your Sedum tricolor a good soaking, allowing the water to reach the roots. But be careful not to let it sit in standing water, as this can lead to root rot. Make sure the soil has proper drainage to prevent waterlogged roots. 

Sedum spurium Tricolor is more active in the growing season so it may require more frequent watering during that time. However, during the dormant period or in cooler months, it will need less water. Adjust your watering schedule accordingly to the needs of your Sedum plant. 

Remember, it's always better to underwater than to overwater succulents like Sedum Spurium tricolor. These succulent plants have adapted to survive in arid conditions, so they can handle periods of drought. Observing the soil moisture and adjusting your watering accordingly will help keep your sedum happy and healthy! 

Light Requirements 

When it comes to light requirements for Sedum tricolor, this lovely succulent thrives in bright and indirect sunlight. If growing indoors, find a spot for your Sedum spurium tricolor where it can receive at least 4-6 hours of sunlight each day. This can be a sunny windowsill or a spot in your garden that gets ample sunlight. Additionally, make sure to rotate your Sedum tricolor plant every few weeks. This will ensure that all sides of your tricolor sedum receive equal amounts of light and prevent it from leaning or growing lopsided. The more light it gets, the better it will grow and maintain its vibrant colors. 

While Sedum spurium tricolor loves sunlight, it is important to protect it from direct sunlight during the hottest parts of the day when growing outdoors.This can cause sunburn or scorch the leaves. If you notice the leaves turning brown or yellow, it may be a sign that it's getting too much direct sunlight. Consider providing some shade during the hottest hours. 

Remember, finding the right balance of light is key for the health and vibrancy of your Sedum spurium Tricolor. Bright and indirect sunlight is ideal, with some protection from the intense midday sun. Enjoy watching your Sedum succulent thrive in its sunny spot. 

Optimal Soil & Fertilizer Needs 

When it comes to choosing the right soil and fertilizers for your adorable tricolor Sedum, you need to be extra cautious and use the right kind of soil.  Moisture can be a real killer, leading to root and stem rot in no time flat. But fear not, my fellow green thumbs!

Planet Desert has got your back with our specialized succulent potting mix that includes 5 natural substrates with organic mycorrhizae – perfect for promoting healthy roots and happy Sedum plants.  

Natural NPK fertilizers also last longer and keep your soil alive by adding other beneficial compounds and microbes that encourage Sedum spurium tricolor plant health and nutrient absorption. So, skip those harsh chemicals and give your Sedum succulent some love with some awesome organic fertilizer once a year in spring.  However, it's important not to over-fertilize your tricolor sedum spurium, as this can lead to excessive growth and reduced hardiness. 

Hardiness Zone & More 

When growing indoors, Sedum tricolor thrives in temperatures that range between 60-75°F. It can handle slightly cooler temperatures during the winter months, but it's best to avoid exposing it to extreme cold or hot temperatures. Keep it away from drafts and ensure it receives ample sunlight or bright indirect light indoors. 

When growing Sedum spurium Tricolor outdoors, this succulent is generally suitable for zones 3-9. It can tolerate a range of climates, from colder regions with freezing temperatures to warmer areas with milder winters. Just make sure to provide protection from frost during colder months. 

In terms of humidity, Sedum spurium Tricolor can tolerate a range of humidity levels, from dry to slightly humid conditions. It's important to note that succulents, including Sedum tricolor, are more susceptible to root rot in high humidity. So, make sure the soil has proper drainage to prevent waterlogged roots. 

Remember, whether you're growing Sedum tricolor indoors or outdoors, providing the right temperature and humidity conditions will help it thrive. Keep an eye on the temperature and ensure proper drainage to keep your tricolor sedum succulent happy and healthy! 

Propagating Sedum Tricolor  

When it comes to the propagation of sedum tricolor, it is a rewarding way to expand your succulent collection. Start by selecting a healthy stem, cutting it below a leaf node, removing lower leaves, allowing the cut end to dry and callus, planting it in a well-draining potting mix, and placing it in a bright location with indirect sunlight. Then, water sparingly to prevent root rot. After a few weeks, roots should form from the cut end. Patience is key for successful propagation. 

The Bottom Line 

Overall, the Sedum spurium Tricolor (Two-Row Stonecrop) is a lovely tricolor sedum that belongs to the Crassulaceae family. It is a low-growing perennial with trailing stems and small, fleshy leaves that come in a variety of colors, including green, pink, and cream. This beautiful plant adds a vibrant touch to gardens, rockeries, and even containers. Sedum tricolor is known for its ability to tolerate various growing conditions, including drought and poor soil. Your tricolor sedum prefers full sun to partial shade for at least 4-6 hours daily and requires well-draining soil. With its eye-catching foliage and easy-care nature, Sedum spurium Tricolor is a popular choice among succulent enthusiasts. 

Bloom Season Late Spring, Mid summer
Botanical Name Sedum spurium 'Tricolor'
Common Name Tricolor sedum, Caucasian stonecrop 'Tricolor', Two-row Stonecrop 'Tricolor', Dragon's Blood, Sedum spurium variegatum, Phedimus spurius 'Tricolor'
Dormancy Winter
Family Crassulaceae
Flower Color Pink, red, white
Genus Sedum
Growth Habit Ground Cover
Growth Rate Slow
Hardiness Zone 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Mature Size 24 in. wide
Native Area Caucasus
Plant Type Perennial Succulent
Propagation By stem cuttings
Resistance Drought tolerant, mild frost tolerant, pest resistance, deer resistance
Soil PH 6.5, Acidic, Neutral
Soil Type specialized succulent potting mix
Special Features Showy flowers
Sun Exposure Full sun, partial shade
Toxicity Safe for humans, Friendly to dogs, Friendly to cats
Watering Needs Low

Common Pests & Problems of Sedum Tricolor

The Sedum spurium tricolor is generally a pest-resistant plant. However, your tricolor sedum can be susceptible to a few common problems, including:

Mealybugs: These small, white, cottony pests can infest the sedum tricolor, sucking sap from the leaves and causing damage. Regularly inspect your plant and treat it with an appropriate insecticide if necessary. 

Aphids: These tiny insects can cluster on the leaves and stems, feeding on the tricolor sedum sap. You can try using insecticidal soap or a strong spray of water to remove them. 

Root rot: Overwatering or poorly draining soil can lead to root rot, causing your tricolor sedum roots to become mushy and eventually die. Ensure that the soil is well-drained and water your Sedum tricolor only when the top inch of soil is dry. 

Powdery mildew: This fungal disease, characterized by a white, powdery coating on leaves, can be triggered by high humidity or poor air circulation. Remove affected leaves and treat Tricolor sedum with a fungicide if necessary. 

Leaf spot: Leaf spot diseases can cause dark, circular lesions on the leaves. Avoid overhead watering and remove infected leaves to prevent the spread of the disease. 

Remember, providing the right Sedum care, such as well-draining soil, proper watering, and adequate sunlight, can help prevent many of these problems. Regularly inspect your Sedum spurium Tricolor and take prompt action if you notice any signs of pests or diseases. 

FAQs - Sedum Tricolor Plant

How do you care for sedum spurium tricolor? 

Taking care of Sedum spurium Tricolor is pretty easy. This lovely tricolor sedum plant thrives in well-draining soil, so make sure the soil is not too soggy. It enjoys full sun to partial shade for at least 4-6 hours daily, so find a nice spot with some sunlight.  

Overwatering can be harmful, so it's best to err on the side of underwatering. You can grow your sedum tricolor outdoors in USDA zones 3-9. It's a low-maintenance plant, but a little pruning now and then can help maintain its shape.  

Is tricolor Sedum a perennial? 

Yes, the Tricolor Sedum (Sedum spurium Tricolor) is indeed a perennial plant. Perennials are plants that live for more than two years, and Tricolor Sedum falls into this category.  

It will come back year after year, providing you with its vibrant foliage and charming blooms. It's a wonderful addition to any garden that will bring you joy for seasons to come!  

Is tricolor Sedum poisonous? 

No, Tricolor Sedum (Sedum spurium Tricolor) is not considered to be toxic or poisonous to humans or pets. It's generally safe to have around your home or garden.  

However, it's always a good idea to exercise caution and keep an eye on curious pets or children around any plants, just to be on the safe side. If you have any specific concerns or if you suspect someone has ingested a plant, it's best to consult with a medical professional.  

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Introducing the Sedum spurium Tricolor, a beautiful and eye-catching succulent plant that belongs to the genus Sedum. Tricolor sedum has many other common names such as Caucasian stonecrop 'Tricolor', Two-row Stonecrop 'Tricolor', Dragon's Blood, Sedum spurium variegatum, and Phedimus spurius 'Tricolor'. 

The combination of the green, pink, and cream color gives this sedum plant a tricolor appearance, hence the name "Tricolor Sedum." The Sedum name comes from the Latin word "sedeo," meaning to sit, referring to its general growing habit of sitting and sprawling over rocks. 

Native to the Caucasus, the tricolor sedum is a low-growing, sprawling, mat-forming plant that is commonly grown as ground cover and grows up to 24 inches wide.  

The tricolor sedum is an evergreen plant with thick, obovate, flattened variegated leaves that are medium green with reddish-tinged margins. The lower stem leaves are deciduous, while newer ones are evergreen and turn deep burgundy in fall. These leaves are arranged in tight clusters, creating a dense and compact growth habit. When it's cold outside, the foliage of Sedum 'Tricolor' turns red. The combination of colors adds a lovely touch to any garden or indoor space. 

The flowers of Sedum spurium tricolor bloom in clusters of small, star-shaped flowers that come in various shades of pink, red, or even white. These charming blooms appear during the late spring to mid-summer months, adding a burst of color to your garden. The flowers attract pollinators like bees and butterflies, making your garden a buzzing and fluttering paradise. They create a beautiful contrast against the colorful foliage, creating a stunning display. 

Additionally, this Tricolor Sedum is friendly to both humans and pets. It's generally safe to have around your home or garden. However, it's always a good idea to exercise caution and keep an eye on curious pets or children around any plants, just to be on the safe side.  

Watering Needs 

When it comes to watering Sedum spurium Tricolor, it's important to find the right balance. This Sedum succulent is known for its drought-tolerant nature, so it doesn't require frequent watering. Overwatering can cause root rot, which can be harmful to the plant.  

Allow the soil to dry out between waterings. Before giving your Sedum tricolor a drink, check the top inch of the soil. If it feels dry to the touch, that's a good indication that it's time to water. Remember, it's better to underwater than to overwater this sedum. 

When it comes to water, make sure you do it thoroughly. Give your Sedum tricolor a good soaking, allowing the water to reach the roots. But be careful not to let it sit in standing water, as this can lead to root rot. Make sure the soil has proper drainage to prevent waterlogged roots. 

Sedum spurium Tricolor is more active in the growing season so it may require more frequent watering during that time. However, during the dormant period or in cooler months, it will need less water. Adjust your watering schedule accordingly to the needs of your Sedum plant. 

Remember, it's always better to underwater than to overwater succulents like Sedum Spurium tricolor. These succulent plants have adapted to survive in arid conditions, so they can handle periods of drought. Observing the soil moisture and adjusting your watering accordingly will help keep your sedum happy and healthy! 

Light Requirements 

When it comes to light requirements for Sedum tricolor, this lovely succulent thrives in bright and indirect sunlight. If growing indoors, find a spot for your Sedum spurium tricolor where it can receive at least 4-6 hours of sunlight each day. This can be a sunny windowsill or a spot in your garden that gets ample sunlight. Additionally, make sure to rotate your Sedum tricolor plant every few weeks. This will ensure that all sides of your tricolor sedum receive equal amounts of light and prevent it from leaning or growing lopsided. The more light it gets, the better it will grow and maintain its vibrant colors. 

While Sedum spurium tricolor loves sunlight, it is important to protect it from direct sunlight during the hottest parts of the day when growing outdoors.This can cause sunburn or scorch the leaves. If you notice the leaves turning brown or yellow, it may be a sign that it's getting too much direct sunlight. Consider providing some shade during the hottest hours. 

Remember, finding the right balance of light is key for the health and vibrancy of your Sedum spurium Tricolor. Bright and indirect sunlight is ideal, with some protection from the intense midday sun. Enjoy watching your Sedum succulent thrive in its sunny spot. 

Optimal Soil & Fertilizer Needs 

When it comes to choosing the right soil and fertilizers for your adorable tricolor Sedum, you need to be extra cautious and use the right kind of soil.  Moisture can be a real killer, leading to root and stem rot in no time flat. But fear not, my fellow green thumbs!

Planet Desert has got your back with our specialized succulent potting mix that includes 5 natural substrates with organic mycorrhizae – perfect for promoting healthy roots and happy Sedum plants.  

Natural NPK fertilizers also last longer and keep your soil alive by adding other beneficial compounds and microbes that encourage Sedum spurium tricolor plant health and nutrient absorption. So, skip those harsh chemicals and give your Sedum succulent some love with some awesome organic fertilizer once a year in spring.  However, it's important not to over-fertilize your tricolor sedum spurium, as this can lead to excessive growth and reduced hardiness. 

Hardiness Zone & More 

When growing indoors, Sedum tricolor thrives in temperatures that range between 60-75°F. It can handle slightly cooler temperatures during the winter months, but it's best to avoid exposing it to extreme cold or hot temperatures. Keep it away from drafts and ensure it receives ample sunlight or bright indirect light indoors. 

When growing Sedum spurium Tricolor outdoors, this succulent is generally suitable for zones 3-9. It can tolerate a range of climates, from colder regions with freezing temperatures to warmer areas with milder winters. Just make sure to provide protection from frost during colder months. 

In terms of humidity, Sedum spurium Tricolor can tolerate a range of humidity levels, from dry to slightly humid conditions. It's important to note that succulents, including Sedum tricolor, are more susceptible to root rot in high humidity. So, make sure the soil has proper drainage to prevent waterlogged roots. 

Remember, whether you're growing Sedum tricolor indoors or outdoors, providing the right temperature and humidity conditions will help it thrive. Keep an eye on the temperature and ensure proper drainage to keep your tricolor sedum succulent happy and healthy! 

Propagating Sedum Tricolor  

When it comes to the propagation of sedum tricolor, it is a rewarding way to expand your succulent collection. Start by selecting a healthy stem, cutting it below a leaf node, removing lower leaves, allowing the cut end to dry and callus, planting it in a well-draining potting mix, and placing it in a bright location with indirect sunlight. Then, water sparingly to prevent root rot. After a few weeks, roots should form from the cut end. Patience is key for successful propagation. 

The Bottom Line 

Overall, the Sedum spurium Tricolor (Two-Row Stonecrop) is a lovely tricolor sedum that belongs to the Crassulaceae family. It is a low-growing perennial with trailing stems and small, fleshy leaves that come in a variety of colors, including green, pink, and cream. This beautiful plant adds a vibrant touch to gardens, rockeries, and even containers. Sedum tricolor is known for its ability to tolerate various growing conditions, including drought and poor soil. Your tricolor sedum prefers full sun to partial shade for at least 4-6 hours daily and requires well-draining soil. With its eye-catching foliage and easy-care nature, Sedum spurium Tricolor is a popular choice among succulent enthusiasts. 

Bloom Season Late Spring, Mid summer
Botanical Name Sedum spurium 'Tricolor'
Common Name Tricolor sedum, Caucasian stonecrop 'Tricolor', Two-row Stonecrop 'Tricolor', Dragon's Blood, Sedum spurium variegatum, Phedimus spurius 'Tricolor'
Dormancy Winter
Family Crassulaceae
Flower Color Pink, red, white
Genus Sedum
Growth Habit Ground Cover
Growth Rate Slow
Hardiness Zone 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Mature Size 24 in. wide
Native Area Caucasus
Plant Type Perennial Succulent
Propagation By stem cuttings
Resistance Drought tolerant, mild frost tolerant, pest resistance, deer resistance
Soil PH 6.5, Acidic, Neutral
Soil Type specialized succulent potting mix
Special Features Showy flowers
Sun Exposure Full sun, partial shade
Toxicity Safe for humans, Friendly to dogs, Friendly to cats
Watering Needs Low

Common Pests & Problems of Sedum Tricolor

The Sedum spurium tricolor is generally a pest-resistant plant. However, your tricolor sedum can be susceptible to a few common problems, including:

Mealybugs: These small, white, cottony pests can infest the sedum tricolor, sucking sap from the leaves and causing damage. Regularly inspect your plant and treat it with an appropriate insecticide if necessary. 

Aphids: These tiny insects can cluster on the leaves and stems, feeding on the tricolor sedum sap. You can try using insecticidal soap or a strong spray of water to remove them. 

Root rot: Overwatering or poorly draining soil can lead to root rot, causing your tricolor sedum roots to become mushy and eventually die. Ensure that the soil is well-drained and water your Sedum tricolor only when the top inch of soil is dry. 

Powdery mildew: This fungal disease, characterized by a white, powdery coating on leaves, can be triggered by high humidity or poor air circulation. Remove affected leaves and treat Tricolor sedum with a fungicide if necessary. 

Leaf spot: Leaf spot diseases can cause dark, circular lesions on the leaves. Avoid overhead watering and remove infected leaves to prevent the spread of the disease. 

Remember, providing the right Sedum care, such as well-draining soil, proper watering, and adequate sunlight, can help prevent many of these problems. Regularly inspect your Sedum spurium Tricolor and take prompt action if you notice any signs of pests or diseases. 

FAQs - Sedum Tricolor Plant

How do you care for sedum spurium tricolor? 

Taking care of Sedum spurium Tricolor is pretty easy. This lovely tricolor sedum plant thrives in well-draining soil, so make sure the soil is not too soggy. It enjoys full sun to partial shade for at least 4-6 hours daily, so find a nice spot with some sunlight.  

Overwatering can be harmful, so it's best to err on the side of underwatering. You can grow your sedum tricolor outdoors in USDA zones 3-9. It's a low-maintenance plant, but a little pruning now and then can help maintain its shape.  

Is tricolor Sedum a perennial? 

Yes, the Tricolor Sedum (Sedum spurium Tricolor) is indeed a perennial plant. Perennials are plants that live for more than two years, and Tricolor Sedum falls into this category.  

It will come back year after year, providing you with its vibrant foliage and charming blooms. It's a wonderful addition to any garden that will bring you joy for seasons to come!  

Is tricolor Sedum poisonous? 

No, Tricolor Sedum (Sedum spurium Tricolor) is not considered to be toxic or poisonous to humans or pets. It's generally safe to have around your home or garden.  

However, it's always a good idea to exercise caution and keep an eye on curious pets or children around any plants, just to be on the safe side. If you have any specific concerns or if you suspect someone has ingested a plant, it's best to consult with a medical professional.  

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