Sedum have small, fleshy evergreen or semievergreen leaves in a variety of sizes, shapes and colors. Their starlike flowers bloom at intervals throughout the year depending on the species and the location.
Sedums are suitable plants for rock gardens and flower borders; those with trailing stems will cascade from hanging baskets.
Sedums grow well indoors where they get four hours or more a day of direct sunlight, or from 12 to 16 hours of strong artificial light; they grow fairly well in bright indirect light. In spring, summer and fall, night temperatures of 50° to 65° and day temperatures of 68° to 90° are suitable. In winter, give them night temperatures of 40° to 50° and day temperatures up to 65°. Let the soil become dry to the touch between thorough waterings; for plants that become semidormant during the winter, such as showy stonecrop and October plant, water only enough to keep the leaves from shriveling during this period.