Common name: Stonecrop
Botanical name: Sedum pachyphyllum Family: Crassulaceae (sedum family)
Sedum is a large genus of the Crassulaceae, representing about 400 species of
leaf succulents, found throughout the northern hemisphere, varying from annual
groundcovers to shrubs. The plants have water-storing leaves and a typical
form of blossom with five petals, seldom four or six. There are typically
twice as many stamens as petals.
Stonecrop leaves are club-shaped, glaucus pale green, usually with red tips.
an upright grower, 10-20 inches tall. Sometimes the stems will bend down from
the weight of their succulent leaves. Beautiful yellow flowers appear in
the blooming season.
Will tolerate some light frost if soil is kept dry. Good houseplant for a
sunny window from Mexico.
|Photographed in the
Garden of Five Senses, Delhi|