Sedum, also often known as stonecrop

Sedum, also often known as stonecrop, is a genus of the Crassulaceae family of succulent plants. Succulents are plants that store water in a part of the plant. Sedum stores water in the leaves. That is why these plants are frequently referred to as a “leaf succulent.” The natural properties of Sedum make it extremely well suited for use on green roofs.

The metabolism of sedum is different from other plants

The metabolism of sedum is different from other plants. At night, carbon dioxide is absorbed through the stomata and converted into malic acid. During the day, under the influence of sunlight, the malic acid is decomposed and photosynthesis takes place. The stomata in the leaves are only open at night. During the hot and dry day, moisture loss is minimized.

Sedum thrive in part to full sun

Sedum thrive in part to full sun, they are drought tolerant once established, and require little extra fertility. They are also magnets for bees and butterflies. There are more than 400 species of sedums that are annuals, perennials, and even small shrubs depending upon the climate. Most are hardy from USDA zones 4 to 9.

Sedums are succulents with fleshy leaves. The leaf colors include light green, blue-gray and reddish-bronze depending on the selection. The small flowers form in clusters in colors such as white, yellow, bronze and pink.