The leaves of the orpines are fleshy, cylindrical or flattened, and the flowers grouped into corymbs, panicles or cymes are often yellow, sometimes pink, with five petals star shaped.
Plant my stonecrop
In open soil, plant in a drained soil, moderately sandy, neutral to slightly alkaline, in full sun, even in the shade for robust species. In pots, mix garden soil with gravel and sand, and some ripe compost.
Weed my stonecrop
In perennial species, weeding also means working your flowerbed – don't let anything develop too quickly to the detriment of others.
Water my stonecrop
Water during the summer season once a week if the weather is dry. Remember to keep the leaves dry ! If your plant is in a pot, water once a week in the first month - then every 10-12 days in the winter.
Fertilize my stonecrop
With a respectful approach to soil life, it's always better to fertilize a little in advance with organic material that will decompose; spread out a compost that isn't entirely decomposed, with well decomposed manure at the plant's base, and incorporate over 10 cm with a hoe. This operation is carried out in winter so that earthworms and bacteria have enough time to do their job.
Mulch my stonecrop
Mulch the large sedums, this will prevent some watering and weeding in summer. For small orpines, use a mineral mulch instead.
Cut down my stonecrop
After flowering, trim the crawling orpins so that they remain compact.