Sedeveria succulents are interspecific hybrids between two different genera in the Crassulaceae family: Sedum and Echeveria. At first glance, these two genera don’t seem to belong together, but their hybrids are gorgeous. With thick leaves, dramatic colors and long stems, it’s hard not to adore these fantastic plants. In some nurseries, this plant is referred to as x Sedeveria. Its ‘x’ name indicates it is a hybrid plant.
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Types Of Sedeveria Succulents
Sedeveria ‘Blue Burrito’
Sedeveria Blue Burrito has soft blue succulent leaves with a pink flush at the tips. The foliage has a powdery coating of farina and will turn blue and pink with age. It is a hybrid of Sedum morganianum ‘Burrito’ and Echeveria peacockii.
It tends to grow tall stems but maintains a full covering of leaves.
Sedeveria ‘Blue Elf’
Sedeveria Blue Elf is a beautiful succulent commonly known as the ‘Happy Plant’. It forms rosettes of blue-green leaves with a thick coating of powdery farina. The leaf tips can blush pink to burgundy, with the brightest colors showing when moderately stressed from direct sun, water shortage, or cold temperatures.
What gives this hybrid its common name, ‘Happy Plant’, are its beautiful bright yellow flowers that appear multiple times a year.
Sedeveria ‘Blue Lotus’
Sedeveria Blue Lotus is a charming succulent that forms almost stemless rosettes of fleshy blue-green leaves. The rosettes are up to 15 cm in diameter. Leaves grow up to 7.5 cm long and 3 cm wide.
Flowers are white with a yellow center and appear in spring on erect, up to 10 cm tall flower stalks.
Sedeveria ‘Blue Mist’
Sedeveria Blue Mist is a nice-looking succulent that forms short-stemmed rosettes of usually blue or purple leaves that turn more purple when exposed to intense sunlight. The rosettes grow up to 8 cm in diameter. Flowers are orange-pink, bell-shaped, and appear on erect, up to 15 cm tall stalks in summer.
This succulent is an intergeneric hybrid resulting from the supposed cross between Sedum craigii and Echeveria affinis. It has also been considered to be a Pachyveria. However, the flowers are not reminiscent of Pachyphytum. Instead, they strongly resemble those of Sedum craigii.
Sedeveria Fanfare is a strong grower that forms a full, stemmed rosette. It is a powdery blue-green with a full covering of slender, pointed leaves. The matte finish comes from a powdery coating of farina (epicuticular wax).
Each year they can produce tall bloom stalks of yellow, star-shaped blossoms. This variety can grow tall and sprawl, but it is easily kept compact through regular pruning.
Sedeveria ‘Green Rose’
Sedeveria Green Rose is an intergeneric hybrid resulting from the cross between Sedum palmeri and Echeveria derenbergii. It is a low-growing succulent that forms perfectly symmetrical rosettes of green leaves that turn pinkish when stressed.
The flowers are yellow, star-shaped, and appear in the summer months.
Sedeveria ‘Harry Butterfield’
Sedeveria Harry Butterfield, also known as the Super Donkey Tail or Giant Burro’s Tail is a phenomenal stemmed succulent that can sprawl and trail. It grows lots of large, pointed leaves of minty green.
The foliage has a powdery coating of farina (epicuticular wax). This hybrid is a cross between Sedum morganianum and Echeveria derenbergii. It is ideal for hanging baskets and easy to propagate from stem cuttings.
Sedeveria Hummelii is an attractive succulent that forms rosettes of fleshy yellow-green leaves with red tips. It grows up to 10 cm tall and offsets freely to form a dense clump. Flowers are yellow and star-shaped and appear in the summer months.
This succulent is an intergeneric hybrid created by Ed Hummel by crossing Sedum pachyphyllum and Echeveria derenbergii. Previously, this hybrid has been distributed as Sedeveria ‘Yellow Humbert’.
Sedeveria ‘Jet Beads’
Sedeveria Jet Beads is an intergeneric hybrid between Sedum stahlii and Echeveria affinis, created by Dick Wright. It is a beautiful small succulent with pointed leaves in different shades of dark copper, burgundy, and green.
The leaves are arranged along the semi-upright stems like a string of beads and take on a near-black tone in cooler weather. The flowers are yellow, star-shaped, and appear in summer.
Sedeveria Letizia is a beautiful interspecific hybrid between two different genera in the Crassulaceae family: Sedum cuspidatum and Echeveria setosa var ciliata. It produces a small, clustering, very succulent rosette 5-6 cm across.
The long, highly textured stems of ‘Letizia’, which develop slowly, are just like those of Sedum cuspidatum. Like many succulents, colors change in seasons. During the winter the leaf margins take a bright red-purple tinge enhanced by low temperature.
Sedeveria ‘Lilac Mist’
Sedeveria Lilac Mist is a gorgeous cultivar with great form and coloration. This intergeneric hybrid of unknown Sedum and Echeveria gets a silvery blue look from its thick covering of powdery farina.
Exposing the succulent to direct sun can bring out orange and rose highlights. It grows branching stems to about 10 cm, each fully covered by chunky, sturdy leaves.
Sedeveria Rolly is an intergeneric hybrid of unknown parentage. It is a beautiful small succulent that forms a compact clump of short-stemmed rosettes. The leaves are fleshy, waxy bright green in summer or when grown in shade or pinkish-yellow in the sun with colder temperatures in winter. Unfortunately, this hybrid does not produce flowers.
In Europe, sometimes it is wrongly distributed as Echeveria agavoides x Sedum cuspidatum. In Korea, it is also wrongly distributed as Echeveria nuda.
Sedeveria Sorrento is a beautiful hybrid between an unknown Sedum and an unknown Echeveria. It exhibits a stemmed rosette with bronze to coral foliage and a bright green center. Its most vibrant colors are seen when it grows in direct sun.
The leaves are faceted with distinctive, light veins. You can look for yellow blooms each summer.
Sedeveria ‘Spring Jade’
Sedeveria Spring Jade is a tall, icy blue succulent plant that has many red-tipped leaves. The leaves curve upwards and are coated in a fine dusting of farina.
You can look for a bundle of yellow flowers in the spring and early summer months.
How To Care For Sedeveria
If you have fallen in love with the beautiful leaves and equally gorgeous flowers of Sedeveria and want to bring it home, you must also educate yourself on how to grow and care for it.
Here are a few tips that will be useful:
Sedeveria grows best in locations where they will enjoy the full sun at least six or more hours per day. Most species will tolerate partial shade but will not thrive in deep shade.
As much as it loves light, make sure to protect it from very harsh direct sun rays that can potentially harm the leaves.
When indoors, keep the succulent in a sunny window or under grow lights.
Sedeveria is quite drought tolerant but does need some water. They do their best with weekly watering from spring through fall, but may require more in extremely hot weather or if planted in a container.
Like any other succulents, Sedeveria does not tolerate waterlogging. Excess water must be able to drain freely or be poured out of the planter after watering because wetness quickly leads to root rot in these succulents.
Wait until the soil is completely dry between watering. Newly planted Sedeveria should be watered daily for the first couple of weeks.
The ideal soil for Sedeveria is a substrate mixture of nutrient-poor soil and mineral components. A substrate for succulents should be well permeable to water so that no water can accumulate after watering. This can be achieved by mixing 60% succulent soil (also called cactus soil) and 40% mineral components, such as gravel or perlite, lava rocks and some quartz sand.
The open-pored mineral components, perlites and granules support the airflow and crumb structure of the substrate, they store the nutrients and moisture but allow excess water to flow quickly after watering.
Sedeveria can tolerate freezing temperatures. Most are cold hardy in USDA hardiness zones 5a to 9b, -20 to 30 °F (-28.9 to -1.1 °C). Some species will tolerate temperatures down to USDA hardiness zone 4a, -30 °F (-34.4 °C). Sedeveria is also tolerant of heat and drought.
Keep indoor Sedeveria at temperatures between 60 and 70 °F (15 and 20 °) through the winter. When temperatures drop below 50 °F (10 °C), plants start to go dormant.
Sedeveria prefers lean conditions. In fact, unless your soil is extremely poor, it may be best to avoid fertilizer at all. If you do need to add some nutrients to the soil, it is best to apply an organic fertilizer at half-strength during the growing season or a light layer of compost.
Chemical fertilizers tend to cause stretching and flopping on taller varieties. Mulch should not be applied up against the base of the plant because this can cause rot.
Sedeveria is very low maintenance and pruning isn’t necessary. You can clean them up a bit after winter by removing any dead or damaged branches or foliage; this will also help keep your succulent healthy.
For Sedeveria, pinch new growth in spring to promote branching and shorter growth; this will help keep them from getting leggy and drooping. Deadheading the succulent in fall isn’t necessary, as the flower heads provide fall and winter interest.
Ground cover types can be trimmed to stay within their boundaries. If you don’t want seedlings from these creeping varieties, the flower heads can be removed after blooming in summer.
How to Propagate Sedeveria
Sedeveria can be propagated by division, cuttings, or seed.
For Sedeveria, division is the easiest and is best done in early spring. Dig the plant up and divide it into wedges, making sure to get some new budding areas within each section. Replant the sections. Sedeveria can be divided every few years.