Numerous genus Sedum (Sedum) or purification has about 500 species of hardy and diverse in its characteristics succulents from the family of Tolstyanka.
This group of plants is unique in every respect. It combines annual and perennial species, tropical and frost-resistant, evergreen and withering in winter, miniature soil cover and higher forms. Some of them grow in mountainous areas, while others can be found in dry meadows and forest meadows.
Cultivating and caring for sedum in the open air will delight any gardener! Its decorative varieties are extremely unpretentious and have high ornamental qualities. For example, soil-covering varieties from spring to late autumn create a magnificent carpet in all shades of pink, red, yellow, green and even purple-violet.
They are unsurpassed plants for the creation of rockarium, gravel orchards and alpine slides, compositions with stones, alternative, molilo. High forms of purification are gorgeous in flowerbeds, flower beds, in kerbs, against the background of coniferous cultures, perennial asters, helium, velvets, lobularia.
Tips for growing peeling in the open field
All sedumas are unpretentious and grow well on any water permeable soil with the addition of a small amount of perennial or compost. These magnificent succulents are extremely drought-resistant and only water them at first after planting.
Choose an open, sunny or light penumbra for growing gray. Planting crawlers under tall trees is not acceptable, as autumn leaves are difficult to remove without damaging the succulent leaves and shoots. In conditions of strong shade and high humidity, the plant is affected by fungal diseases that cause rotting of roots and stems.
Sedum care in the open field consists of timely weeding and removal of the dried up ground part of the plant in autumn or spring. The bare roots of the soil protectors can be weeded with a leaf repulse in autumn or early spring.
Crawling forms do not require fertilisation, and abundantly blooming tall species can be fed a couple of times per season with liquid organic-mineral fertiliser.
In the care of sedum includes regular rejuvenation procedure every 3-4 years, as almost all species are susceptible to overgrowth or fall out. High varieties are divided into separate sockets to maintain a compact, lush shape, and stieling crossed to preserve the dense, beautiful carpets.
Reproduction of cleaning
Culture is easily multiplied by the division of growing curtains and bushes. The procedure is performed in spring, at the beginning of vegetation. The air roots of the soil cover when growing quickly take root, sprinkled with earth. But in order to rejuvenate the plantations, it is preferable to cut. The cuttings take root in containers with a mixture of peat, sand and sod soil, taken in equal proportions, deepening them into the soil by 2 cm.
For successful and quick rooting it is necessary to create a greenhouse effect, which is achieved by regular watering as the substrate dries and by coating with film or glass. From time to time, the coating is removed for ventilation. It is possible to plant in the open ground after 2 weeks from the day of drawing