Sedeveria lilac mist info:
The name ‘lilac mist’ comes from the fact that it looks like lilacs. There are two species of sedeverias, one called ‘sedevera’, which grows in Europe and North America, and another called ‘liliocarpa’. They both look similar but they have different flowers and growth habits. Both species produce white or pinkish flowers with purple centers (or petals).
Both species grow in moist habitats such as forests, woodlands, grassland and savannas. They prefer full sun but will tolerate partial shade. They do not need much water so don’t overwater them!
In their native habitat they live in groups of up to 100 plants and form dense stands of trees. However, because they are hardy perennials they can be grown almost anywhere.
They require little maintenance except regular trimming and pruning. They are drought tolerant so don’t worry if your soil dries out too quickly. If you want to keep them alive indoors, just make sure they get plenty of light and air. They do best when kept in a bright area with indirect sunlight.
When growing sedeverias indoors, the most common problem is overwatering. They grow naturally in soil that drains quickly so it is easy for them to get root rot if the soil stays waterlogged for too long. Make sure that the soil drains well or that you grow them in a pot with a drainage hole. If you add mulch, make sure it is a porous one like bark or wood shavings rather than solid material like clay or concrete .
The second most common problem is temperature; they prefer warm conditions (between 10-30 degrees celsius) so make sure they don’t get too cold. Also, the leaves turn brown and begin to die if the air is too dry, so make sure the pot is placed in a spot where it won’t dry out.
If you take good care of your sedeverias, they will reward you with beautiful flowers and free flower shows all year round.
If you are interested in other types of plants, you can take a look at some of our guides. We have guides on different types of orchids as well as other plants like the aechmea flower.
Sedeveria’s flowers are born on a stem like the flower of a pea plant. They can be either purple, pink or white and have a delicate sweet fragrance. There is another related plant called “Crested Sedeveria” that bears an even greater resemblance to the lilac plant. The difference between this and the standard sedum is that it has “white hairs or tufts” along the margins of the leaves.
Sedum plants can grow quite large and are a kind of succulent, so you’ll need to be patient when it comes to their growth rate. It can take up to five years for a sedum plant to reach its maximum size of around one meter tall and wide. Even if you don’t want to wait that long, they can still be used as a ground cover or container plant due to their dense clusters of leaves.
Crested sedum plants are occasionally available at nurseries, but they are not as common as the other types of sedum. You may have better luck in the U.K.,as it is known to be a more popular plant in England.
Sedum rubrotinctum can be propagated very easily from leaves that fall off the plant. All you need to do is bury the leave in some damp soil and wait for new roots and shoots to sprout.
There are several different types of sedum, although they all look fairly similar. The difference between them is mostly in the color of their flowers. For example:
Sedum spurium (or tender Moroccan sedum) has rose-pink flowers.
Sedum reflexum has lilac flowers.
Sedum hispanicum has dark red flowers.
There are a few other types of sedum but they all have yellow flowers. The most common one is probably Sedum acre, which has small leaves that are shaped like an arrowhead (1-2 cm long).
Sedum hispanicum is the least common type of sedum and is not often available at nurseries. If you’d like to see lots of flowers, you’re better off choosing one of the other types.
Most sedums bloom in the spring, but Sedum hispanicum tends to bloom in late summer or early fall. It’s a very small flower so you’ll need to look closely to see it.
One way to tell if you have Sedum hispanicum is by the leaves. They are 1-2 cm long and shaped like an arrowhead. Sedum reflexum has similar leaves but they are a bit larger (2-4 cm). The other types of sedum all have leaves that are shaped like a teardrop (more or less).
Sedums spread very slowly so you don’t really need to worry about them taking over the world. They can also survive in very poor soil conditions, so they’re very easy to take care of.
The other nice thing about sedums is that they bloom all year long. Even in the dead of winter, you can expect to see a few flowers peeking out from the snow.
Sources & references used in this article:
Succulent Container Gardens: Design Eye-catching Displays with 350 Easy-care Plants by DL Baldwin – 2010 – books.google.com
Planting Designs for Cactus & Succulents: Indoor and Outdoor Projects for Unique, Easy-Care Plants–in All Climates by S Asakawa, J Bagnasco, S Buchanan – 2014 – books.google.com