Sedum adolphii ‘Firestorm’


Sedum nussbaumerianum


Originating from Mexico, Sedum Adolphii is well adapted to arid and semi-arid environments. In its native habitat, it thrives in rocky outcrops and dry, well-draining soil. The cultivar ‘Firestorm’ originates from


Sedum Adolphii ‘Firestorm’ is a charming succulent characterized by its striking coloration and compact growth habit. The leaves, which are fleshy and triangular, exhibit a gradient of hues ranging from bright green to fiery red, especially when exposed to ample sunlight. The plant forms dense rosettes, creating a visually appealing carpet of colors.

During the colder months or in response to environmental stress, the tips of the leaves intensify in color, resembling the flames of a vibrant firestorm. This unique feature adds an extra dimension to its aesthetic appeal, making it a sought-after choice among succulent enthusiasts.

The plant typically reaches a height of 8 to 12 inches (20 to 30 cm), with a spread that can exceed 12 inches in optimal conditions. Its low-growing and spreading nature makes it an excellent ground cover, cascading over container edges or hanging baskets.
In conclusion, Sedum Adolphii ‘Firestorm’ is a captivating succulent that combines beauty with ease of care. Whether you’re a succulent enthusiast or a beginner gardener, this resilient plant adds a touch of fiery brilliance to any landscape.


This is a slow growing plant, easy to cultivate. The plant needs a full sunlight exposure but is recommended to avoid direct sun-light during the hottest periods. The plant does not like temperatures below 10°C so it needs to be placed indoors in the coldest periods. The soil should be mixed with pumice, clay and loam to allow for drainage and prevent root rot, as the plant is prone to it. Remember to use a perforated pot to drain excess water. Watering can be done regularly in spring and summer: during the vegetative period you can water the plant every 7 days, checking that the soil is completely dry before watering again. In winter you should stop the watering to allow the plant to enter dormancy. If you want a faster and lusher growth, you can fertilize the plant once a month during the growing season with specific fertilizers for succulents; stop fertilizing throughout the winter. If the pot becomes too small for the plant, you can repot it in a pot that is 2 cm wider. Repotting should be done early in the growing season with fresh new potting soil. Be careful to red spiders and mealybugs.


Propagation can be done by cutting. When propagating through cuttings, make the cut during the spring and then let the cutting dry. After a few days, the cut surface will dry, and a callus will form. Place the cutting in a mixture of sand, soil, and pumice. To increase the success of propagation, you can make two or more cuttings at the same time. For cuttings, it is recommended to maintain temperatures around 20°C.


Sedum means ‘plant, annual herb’ in Latin. Such a generic name is justified by the wide distribution of this genus. Recently, these plants have become pupular in roof coverings, the so-called “green roofs”. The ‘Firestorm’ cultivar is prized for its ability to change color throughout the year, creating an ever-dynamic display in gardens or containers.

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