Sedum pachyphyllum (Stonecrop) - A ground-hugging succulent to 1 foot tall, spreading over time by rooting stems and fallen leaves. The glaucous light green leaves are short stumpy finger-like projections and are often tipped with red. Yellow flowers appear in the summer.
Plant in full sun in a well drain soil where it requires little irrigation. A nice ground cover that is a common sight in succulent collections and windowsill planters.
This plant comes from Sierra Madre del Sur in Oaxaca, Mexico. The name Sedum is derived from the Latin word 'sedere' meaning to "to sit" in refererence to the low-growing habit and the manner in which some species attach themselves to stones or walls and the specific epithet is from the Greek words 'pachys' meaning thick and 'phyton' meaning "plant" in reference to the thick leaves of this plant. Another common name for it is Jade Beads Plants
< Sedum pachyphyllum It has long been in cultivation and is considered to one of the parents, with Sedum stahlii, of the even more common Jelly Bean Plant (AKA Pork and Beans), Sedum × rubrotinctum. We grew it from 1991 until 2020.
The information about Sedum pachyphyllum displayed on this page is based on research conducted in our nursery library and from online sources we consider reliable. We will also relate those observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery gardens and in other gardens that we have visited, as well how the crops have performed in containers in our nursery field. We will also incorporate comments we receive from others and welcome hearing from anyone who has additional information, particularly when they share cultural information that would aid others in growing it.