Our Plant of the Month for February goes to the delightful evergreen Sedum moranense, native to Mexico and thriving in the upper mountainous regions of the country at elevations between 2,800-4,200 meters above sea level. This incredibly hardy plant is known to withstand temperatures as low as -20 degrees Celsius.
We’ve been cultivating this particular Sedum for many years, and it’s truly a year-round stunner. Its compact growth form features leaves that spiral up the stems, complemented by beautiful star-shaped white flowers that grace the tips of each stem in spring. Normally evergreen but sedum has the tendency to develop red colouring during periods of drought.
The versatility of Sedum moranense knows no bounds. Whether placed indoors on a sunny windowsill or outdoors in any season, it thrives in every setting we’ve tried. Propagation is a easy, simply take a sprig and plant it wherever you desire more of this Sedum’s beauty.
Come drought, rain, or freezing temperatures, this plant remains a stellar choice for any garden or indoor space.
Echeveria elegans earns the title of Surreal Succulents’ January 2024 Plant of the Month. Selected for its exceptional hardiness, beauty, and adaptability, this versatile succulent excels in challenging conditions, presenting itself as a true master of survival. Its capacity to thrive in conditions that often challenge other Echeveria varieties sets it apart, making it a standout choice.
Echeveria elegans is the model of adaptability, flourishing in wetter, colder, and extremely hot conditions. This adaptability renders it a plant suitable for everyone, whether adorning a windowsill, gracing an outdoor pot, complementing a display, or thriving in a terrarium. The plant’s resilience extends to its stunning appearance, particularly when spring unveils its abundance of salmon pink flowers.
One of Elegans’ unique features is its vibrant coloration, especially during colder months. As temperatures drop, the plant naturally produces sugars to safeguard itself from frosts, resulting in a delightful pink hue, as depicted in the images. As a species, Echeveria elegans has evolved to possess these remarkable adaptation skills, earning it a well-deserved place as a favorite in UK gardens.
Please feel free to comment and share your experiences of this beautiful Echeveria a true master of the succulent world.