Growing Stonecrop Plants In Your Yard
The stonecrop plants are succulent sedum plants, ideal for arid areas of the garden. The stonecrop plants are easy to grow, especially in the North Temperate zones and is recommended for many people just beginning to garden. There are over 600 different varieties of Stonecrop, each with uniquely colored leaves and blooms. The cultivation of stonecrops is an excellent beginning gardener project. They can grow indoors in sunny warm locations or outdoors. The stonecrop plant is perfect for container gardening, in rockeries, along paths or as part of perennial borders. Stonecrop succulents rarely have any pest problems and are unbothered by disease. Stonecrop doesn’t have a deep root system and can be buried shallowly in soil. They cannot tolerate competition from weeds and other plants, but a mulch of small stones helps minimize such pests. The plants need well-drained soil that is rich in organic amendment.
Young plants should be watered every few days while establishing but irrigation can diminish thereafter and no supplemental water is needed in fall and winter. If planting in containers, use pots that are unglazed clay to promote evaporation of excess water. Over watering is the most common cause of problems in stonecrop. The plants need a low nitrogen fertilizer applied a few times in the growing season.