Sedum “Acre” or also known as “Goldmoss Stonecrop” is a member of the “Stonecrops” and is one of many creeping, ground covering Sedums. These hardy succulents will fill up the tricky areas of your garden, require low maintenance and are extremely easy to grow!
Sedum Acre “Goldmoss Stonecrop” Overview
- Full to partial sun
- Requires less water than an ordinary succulent
- Zone 4 to 9, Hardy to -30° F | -34° C
3 – 5” | 7.5 – 12.5cm
- Can grow inside. Generally grown outside
- Propagation by cuttings, offsets and seeds
Commonly known as:
Goldmoss/Mossy/Biting Stonecrop(sedum), and Wallpeper
How to Care for Sedum Acre “Goldmoss Stonecrop”
Sedum acre what I personally like to call “Goldmoss Stonecrops” are quite drought tolerant. There are actually few succulents that can withstand the conditions these goldmoss stonecrops will thrive in.
They require a lot less water to survive than an ordinary succulent. During spring to fall they do best with weekly watering, but may require more during the hot summer.
We recommend using the “wet and dry” method and allow the soil to dry out completely before watering again. In summer times this will be more frequent.
Lighting and temperature
As mentioned above goldmoss stonecrops will survive in more extreme conditions compared to other succulents. This means that you can expose your goldmoss stonecrops to more or less sunlight than other succulents you may have.
Perfect for the tricky spots in your garden that receive to little or too much sunlight!
Goldmoss stonecrops are hardy succulents and can withstand temperatures well below freezing. They can be grown in, USDA Zone 3 to 8, hardy to -30 degrees Fahrenheit (-34 degrees Celsius).
If there is a blanket of snow covering your plants, even better! The snow will actually help to insulate your goldmoss stonecrops from colder air temperatures and winds.
Feeding and Soil Requirements
Other than good drainage goldmoss stonecrops don’t have special requirements when it comes down to soil. Plant them preferable in sandy soil but any soil will do. Make sure to add a gritty amendment, which will give your soil the drainage it needs.
However, they do prefer soil that is slightly acidic with a pH of 6 to 6.5.
I personally use the pH meter from our shop to check my soil from time to time and make adjustments when necessary.
Goldmoss Stonecrop Propagation
Goldmoss stonecrop are extremely easy to propagate! We recommend you propagate them by cuttings or offsets.
The easiest way to grow new goldmoss stonecrops however, is using their offsets. But they can also be propagated using seeds.
Propagation by Offsets
Since your goldmoss stonecrop spreads when allowed to do so, it will grow in a dense carpet-like arrangement.
You can take some “offsets” from the edges including their roots and plant them in a planter for indoors or plant them somewhere else in your garden.
Propagation by Cuttings
Growing new goldmoss stonecrops from cuttings is another great way! The best time to propagate using cuttings is generally between May and June.
You can collect your cuttings by simply breaking off a stem and stick it into soil. Your cuttings will quickly root, growing new goldmoss stonecrops!
New plants should be watered more frequently during their first few months as they establish. Older and more mature plants will tolerate dry periods.
Propagation by Seeds
If you plan to grow your goldmoss stonecrops by seeds you have 2 periods per year to do so. January-March and June-August for flowering the following year.
You can sow your seeds in spring or late summer with temperatures around 50 to 65 degrees Fahrenheit (10 to 18 degrees Celsius). Colder temperatures will increase the cultivation time.
Place your seeds in well-draining soil in a sunny spot near a window.
Wrap your planter pot with transparent plastic to ensure consistent humidity and a good temperature. Remove the plastic wrap once every other day for air circulation, and add water when necessary.
Your seeds will germinate in 2-4 weeks.
Once they sprout remove the plastic wrap and place your seedlings into individual pots, when large enough and sufficient growth is made you can plant them in bundles outside in your garden or inside using planters.
One thing to keep in mind is to slowly increase the amount of sunlight as seedlings grow. In this early state, too much sunlight can cause sunburn and can be fatal.
Goldmoss Stonecrop Blooming and Flowers
You can expect your goldmoss stonecrops to flower during June and July, during this time their stems lengthen and their leaves will grow further apart while showing their bright generally yellow flowers.
Goldmoss stonecrop succulents produce star-shaped flowers, as shown in the picture on top.