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Sedum adolphi Care Sheet

Common Names:

  • Golden Sedum
  • Golden Glow
  • Coppertone Stonecrop

Scientific Name:

  • Sedum adolphi


Sedum adolphi, commonly known as Golden Sedum, is a vibrant, succulent plant known for its yellowish-green leaves that can develop red or orange tips when exposed to sufficient sunlight. It forms dense, rosette-like clusters and produces small, white star-shaped flowers in the spring.

Light Requirements:

  • Indoors: Needs bright, indirect light. It can tolerate some direct sunlight, which enhances the coloration of the leaves.
  • Outdoors: Prefers full sun to partial shade. At least 4-6 hours of direct sunlight daily is ideal for maintaining vibrant colors.


  • Ideal Range: 65-75°F (18-24°C)
  • Tolerance: Can tolerate temperatures down to 30°F (-1°C) but should be protected from frost.
  • Indoors: Keep away from cold drafts and extreme heat sources.


  • Frequency: Water thoroughly but allow the soil to dry out between waterings. Overwatering can cause root rot.
  • Method: Water until it drains from the bottom, then empty the drainage tray. Reduce watering in winter when the plant's growth slows.


  • Thrives in low to average humidity. High humidity and poor air circulation can lead to fungal issues.


  • Type: Well-draining cactus or succulent mix.
  • DIY Mix: Combine potting soil with sand, perlite, or pumice (2:1 ratio) to improve drainage.


  • Frequency: Fertilize sparingly. Once a month during the growing season (spring and summer) is sufficient.
  • Type: Use a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer diluted to half strength. Avoid fertilizing in the dormant winter period.

Potting and Repotting:

  • Container: Use a pot with drainage holes to prevent waterlogging.
  • Repotting: Repot every 2-3 years or when the plant becomes root-bound, preferably in spring. Handle gently to avoid breaking the leaves.

Pruning and Maintenance:

  • Pruning: Remove any leggy or damaged stems to encourage bushier growth and maintain the plant's shape.
  • Propagation: Easily propagated from stem or leaf cuttings. Allow the cut ends to callous over before planting in soil.

Pests and Problems:

  • Common Pests: Watch for mealybugs and aphids. Treat infestations with insecticidal soap or neem oil.
  • Problems: Overwatering can lead to root rot. Ensure proper drainage and adjust watering practices accordingly. Leaf drop can be a sign of stress or overwatering.

Tips for Success:

  • Handle with care as the leaves can be brittle and easily detached.
  • Rotate the plant periodically to ensure even growth and exposure to light.
  • Gradually acclimate to more sunlight if moving outdoors to prevent sunburn.



Sedum adolphi, or Golden Sedum, is a striking and easy-to-care-for succulent that adds a splash of color to any garden or indoor space. With its minimal water needs and preference for bright light, it is a perfect choice for succulent enthusiasts and beginners alike.


By following these care guidelines, your Sedum adolphi will thrive and add a bright, cheerful presence to your plant collection.

Sedum adolphi

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