How to Care for Japanese Woodland Sedum

by Brenda Priddy

The Japanese woodland sedum is different from other sedum plants, which prefer dry, warm temperatures in full sun. The Japanese woodland sedum is a woodsy version of the sedum plant, and it prefers shade and moisture, just like the conditions found in a forest area. The woodland sedum plant has bright gold leaves and blooms with small golden flowers in the spring and summer. The plant remains from year to year and does not require much care after the initial planting session.

Items you will need

  • Gardening trowel
  • Gravel
  • All purpose fertilizer
  • Pruning shears
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Step 1

Prepare a shaded area for the sedum plant. Mix one part gravel to four parts soil to create a rocky soil for the sedum to grow in.

Step 2

Plant sedum sprouts about eight to 12 inches apart, or one per pot.

Step 3

Water the plants at least twice a week. Their desired soil type is moist. When the top three inches of soil is dry, water until the dirt is saturated. Do not allow any soil below three inches to dry out between waterings.

Step 4

Sprinkle the soil with an all-purpose fertilizer in the spring. This will help give the plant enough nutrients to grow and produce additional blossoms.

Step 5

Prune back the branches when they start to dye. Pull off dead flower buds after blooming to encourage the sedum plant to create additional blossoms.

Step 6

Pull all weeds out of the gardening bed for the first year or two until the sedum plant takes over the area. A fully grown sedum plant will spread up to 12 inches wide.