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Broad Leaf Stonecrop

Scientific name

Sedum spathulifolium


Broadleaf Stonecrop is an evergreen, flowering, succulent species that typically grows between 10 and 15 cm in height. This plant may also be known by the common names Pacific Stonecrop or Colorado Stonecrop. The leaves are succulent, basal, spade shaped, and usually covered in a grayish waxy powder. The flowers are small, bright yellow colored, appear as erect sprays, and bloom between June and July. The flowers are beneficial to pollinator species, including butterflies and bees. This plant is often used as an ornamental spreading ground-cover. It is hardy, easy to grow, and low maintenance.

Planting conditions

Broadleaf Stonecrop grows best in dry to normal conditions with full sun exposure. It grows well on a variety of soil types. It is tolerant of drought, shallow rocky soil, and salt. It is intolerant of wet poorly drained areas. This succulent can be naturally found on rocky slopes and open mountainous areas.


  • Plant height:
    • Max 1.5m
    • Max 2m
    • Max 3m
    • Any
  • Moisture level:
    • Dry
    • Normal
    • Drought Tolerant
  • Light conditions:
    • Full sun
  • Soil type:
    • Sandy
    • Loamy
    • Rocky
  • pH:
    • Normal
  • Depth:
    • Potted
  • Plant type:
    • Ground Cover
  • Height:
    • 10-15 cm
  • Spread:
    • 2 m