Miniature Garden Fun With Sedums and Succulents
You know how miniature gardeners keep their tiny planted pots happy? We don’t plant them. We just put the sedum and succulent cuttings in the wee pots without soil because they can last for a few months before they need to potted-on to a bigger place to root and grow. Just mist the cuttings, pot and all, or sprinkle water on them a couple of times a week during the hot months and maybe once a week in the winter months. When they start to complain or put out too many roots, go ahead and plant them properly and they should grow into proper plants for you. (Plant them in a sunny spot, let the soil dry out in between watering sessions.)
Here’s a quick chart to help you maintain the tiny pots with success:
- If the leaves start to shrivel, mist it more often.
- If the leaves are getting too puffy and pale, back-off on the watering.
- If the leaves are starting to reach for the light, (grow long and spindly,) it needs more light. Monitor this closely at first, the cuttings won’t recover if they reach too much.
What’s the Diff?
So, what’s the difference between sedums and succulents? It’s a blurry line at best apparently. What I did find out is that all sedums are succulents but not all succulents are sedums. Succulents come in all shapes and sizes, indoor and outdoor, tropical and hardy. Succulent means they store water in their leaves, stem or roots. Sedums have leaves that store water so they can be called succulents. I found this expert definition if you want to dig deeper – pun intended.
And here is a few different sedums and succulents that we now have available for your miniature garden pleasure. Click the photos to see more photos and information.
Baby Hens and Chicks!
See our Set of Baby Hen and Chicks here, in our Etsy store.
Bird’s eye view of the top photo. Tiny bouquets of color! You can either mix up all the different cuttings or, for a simpler statement, use multiples of the same in the pot.
See our Small Set of Sedum Cuttings, as in the photo above, here in our main online store.
See our Pot, Tool and Equipment department here.
If the pot is big enough, like this 2 3/4″ wide terra cotta pot, go ahead and plant them in organic potting soil (not Miracle Gro, it will burn the cuttings.) Steve planted this wee garden.
See that pot, in a set of two, here.
See our Large Set of Sedum Cuttings here.
Sedum ternatum has big, beautiful, lime-green leaves with yellow flowers. You can see it start to bloom in the lower left corner. It gets darker green with more shade.
See the Sedum ternatum cuttings here in our Etsy store.
Outside of the miniature garden, the cuttings can be a quick and fun monochromatic garden accent for any table-top. These small cache pot containers don’t have a drainage hole. The cuttings are simply placed in the tin. They will last for a few months before needing to be properly potted.
See more weird and wonderful ideas for your miniature or fairy garden here, in America’s Favorite Miniature Garden Center.
Sedum spurium ‘John Creech is cold hardy to -40 or Zones 3-9 <~ that’s every State of the Union! An outdoor plant, full sun, let soil dry out in between watering sessions to avoid overwatering. I love that hot-pink flower color against the dark green leaves. It blooms in the middle of the summer.
See the John Creech Sedum up in our Etsy store here.
Sedum rupestre ‘Angelina’ wears a wonderfully bright yellow-green color. Pretty yellow flowers in summer.
See the Angelina Sedum up in our Etsy store here.
See them in our new Miniature Cinderblock Planter and our new Miniature Palette Planter here.
I love the geometric leaves on this Miniature Ice Plant or Delosperma congesta. They look surreal.
See the Miniature Ice Plant here.
Miniature Ice Plant’s yellow flowers pop up for a day and then disappear. Thankfully, they don’t do it all at one time so it’s a really sweet surprise to see them. You just never know when you’ll see the next one!
See all our plants for sun and part sun here.
Theses bigger Hens and Chicks come in a set of 4 miniature garden plants, all of which can be divided right away. You can see the “chicks” on the mother plant that will roll off when they are ready. That rosette is about 2 1/2″ wide. Pink flowers in the summertime.
See all our plants, parts and pieces for miniature gardening here, in our main online store.
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