Aizoon stonecrop 'Euphorbioides' Sedum aizoon 'Euphorbioides'

👤 Non-toxic to humans
🐾 Non-toxic to pets
🌸 Blooming
🍪 Not edible
‍🌱 Easy-care
Aizoon stonecrop 'Euphorbioides'


'Euphorbioides' is a deciduous perennial, to 30cm tall, with a stout rootstock and upright, red stems bearing slightly fleshy, stalkless leaves. Flattened, terminal clusters of star-shaped, rich yellow flowers are produced in summer

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About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      Aizoon Stonecrop, Fei Cai

    • Common names

      Phedimus aizoon, Sedum aizoon var. floribundum, Sedum aizoon var. pulchellum, Sedum ewersii var. homophyllum.

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Life cycle


    • Foliage type


    • Color of leaves


    • Flower color


    • Height

      1-2 feet (30-60 cm)

    • Spread

      1-2 feet (30-60 cm)

    • Plant type


    • Hardiness zones


    • Native area



  • money-bagGeneral Benefits

    • Low Maintenance: Sedum aizoon 'Euphorbioides' is a hardy plant that requires minimal care, making it an ideal choice for gardeners with limited time.
    • Drought Tolerant: This plant is well-suited for xeriscaping and can thrive with little water, which conserves water resources and suits dry climates.
    • Attracts Pollinators: The blooms attract bees, butterflies, and other pollinators, benefiting the local ecosystem.
    • Erosion Control: Its spreading habit is effective at stabilizing soil and preventing erosion.
    • Adaptable: Sedum aizoon 'Euphorbioides' can grow in a variety of soil types and conditions, from poor soil to rock gardens.
    • Decorative: With its attractive foliage and bright yellow flowers, it serves as an ornamental addition to gardens and landscapes.
    • Cold Hardy: This plant is tolerant of cold temperatures and can survive in colder climates with little to no winter protection.
    • Long Blooming Period: It has a longer blooming season compared to some other plants, providing extended visual interest.
    • Ground Cover: Its growth habit makes it ideal for ground cover, suppressing weeds and reducing garden maintenance.
    • Edible Parts: Some parts of the plant may be edible, though they're more commonly used for ornamental purposes.

  • medicalMedical Properties

    This plant is not used for medical purposes.

  • windAir-purifying Qualities

    This plant is not specifically known for air purifying qualities.

  • leavesOther Uses

    • Ground cover: Sedum aizoon can be used as a low-maintenance ground cover in rock gardens, providing year-round greenery and yellow flowers in the summer.
    • Livestock feed: In some regions, it may be used as a forage plant for livestock, although it is not a common forage plant.
    • Rooftop gardens: Its drought resistance makes it suitable for green roofing projects where it helps regulate building temperature and manage rainwater runoff.
    • Erosion control: Due to its robust root system, it can help stabilize soil on slopes and prevent erosion.
    • Garden borders: The plant can be utilized to create defined edges along pathways or garden beds.
    • Butterfly attraction: Sedum aizoon can attract butterflies and other beneficial insects to the garden, promoting pollination.
    • Photography subject: Its attractive foliage and flowers make it a popular subject for nature photography.
    • Education: It can be used in educational settings, such as school gardens, to teach students about drought-resistant plants and xeriscaping.
    • Art and crafts: Dried stems and flowers of Sedum aizoon can be used in floral arrangements or for making wreaths and other decorative crafts.
    • Culinary garnish: While not commonly eaten, the flowers and leaves could potentially be used as an ornamental garnish for culinary dishes, provided they are free of any harmful pesticides or chemicals and are identified as safe for consumption.

Interesting Facts

  • bedFeng Shui

    The Stonecrop is not used in Feng Shui practice.

  • aquariusZodiac Sign Compitability

    The Stonecrop is not used in astrology practice.

  • spiralPlant Symbolism

    • Resilience: Sedum aizoon 'Euphorbioides', commonly known as Stonecrop, symbolizes resilience due to its hardy nature and ability to thrive in challenging conditions.
    • Longevity: The plant represents longevity, as it is a perennial that can live for many years with minimal care.
    • Adaptability: Stonecrop signifies adaptability, as it can grow in a variety of soils and tolerates drought well.
    • Prosperity: In some cultures, Stonecrop is associated with prosperity and abundance because it grows prolifically and spreads easily.
    • Peace: The evergreen nature of Sedum aizoon 'Euphorbioides' can symbolize peace and tranquility in a garden setting.

Every 1-2 weeks
500 - 2500 Lux
Every 2-3 years
Spring-early summer
Not needed
  • water dropWater

    Sedum aizoon 'Euphorbioides', commonly known as stonecrop, prefers infrequent watering, reflecting its drought-tolerant nature. It should be watered thoroughly once the soil has completely dried out, which typically means every 7 to 10 days during active growing seasons, such as spring and summer. In cooler months, watering frequency should be reduced to every 2 to 4 weeks, depending on humidity levels. Each watering session should provide enough water to soak the soil without leaving standing water, which could equate to approximately one to two gallons for a medium-sized outdoor plant, while potted indoor plants may require several ounces depending on pot size.

  • sunLight

    Stonecrop thrives in full sun to partial shade conditions. The ideal spot for Sedum aizoon 'Euphorbioides' is where it receives at least 6 hours of direct sunlight daily, though it can tolerate some light shade, particularly in the hottest part of the day. Avoid deep shade, as this can lead to leggy growth and reduced flowering.

  • thermometerTemperature

    Stonecrop is quite hardy and can tolerate a wide temperature range; however, the ideal temperatures for Sedum aizoon 'Euphorbioides' are between 60°F and 75°F. It can withstand freezing temperatures down to about 20°F, but should be protected from prolonged periods of extreme cold. Conversely, it is resilient under high temperatures as long as it is not subjected to excessive humidity.

  • scissorsPruning

    Stonecrop can benefit from pruning to maintain its shape, encourage bushier growth, and remove any dead or damaged leaves or stems. The best time to prune Sedum aizoon 'Euphorbioides' is in early spring before the onset of new growth. Usually, an annual pruning is adequate, focusing on cutting back old stems to make way for fresh growth.

  • broomCleaning

    As needed

  • bambooSoil

    The best soil for the Common Stonecrop is a well-drained mix with sandy or gravelly components. A succulent mix or cactus potting soil amended with pumice or perlite works well. The ideal soil pH should be slightly acidic to neutral, ranging from 6.0 to 7.5.

  • plantRepotting

    Common Stonecrop should be repotted every two to three years or when it outgrows its current pot. They prefer not to be overly disturbed, so limit repotting to necessity.

  • water dropsHumidity & Misting

    Common Stonecrop prefers a dry environment with low to moderate humidity. It thrives in typical indoor humidity levels, making it well-suited for a home environment.

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Indoor

      Place in bright light, minimal water.

    • Outdoor

      Full sun, well-drained soil, minimal water.

    • Hardiness zone

      4-9 USDA

  • circleLife cycle

    Sedum aizoon 'Euphorbioides', commonly known as Aizoon Stonecrop, begins its life cycle as a seed, which germinates in early spring when temperatures and moisture levels are adequate. After germination, the seedling emerges, developing a basic root system and a rosette of fleshy leaves that perform photosynthesis and store water. As the plant matures, it enters a vegetative growth phase, where it grows rapidly and produces more leaves and stems, eventually forming a succulent clump. In late spring to summer, the Aizoon Stonecrop produces flowering stems topped with star-shaped, yellow flowers that attract pollinators and enable sexual reproduction. Once pollinated, the flowers develop into seed capsules containing numerous tiny seeds that are dispersed by wind or water. Finally, at the end of its life cycle, which could be several years, the mature plant will die, leaving behind seeds to start the next generation.

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propogation time

      Spring-early summer

    • The most popular method of propagating Sedum aizoon 'Euphorbioides', commonly known as the Stonecrop, is through stem cuttings. This is typically done in the spring or early summer when the plant's growth is most active. To propagate, a healthy stem is selected and a cutting of about 2-4 inches (5-10 cm) is made. The lower leaves of the cutting are removed, and the cut end is allowed to callous over for a few days. Once the end has hardened, the cutting can be placed in well-draining soil, lightly watered, and kept in bright, indirect light. Roots usually develop within a few weeks, after which the new Stonecrop plant can gradually be acclimated to more direct sunlight.