Botanical name - Sedum Burrito
Origin - Dry regions of Southern Africa
The perfect spot would be somewhere which is bright and light with morning or afternoon direct sun. Even a south facing window would be wonderful for me. I like about 5-6 hours of direct sunlight a day. However be careful in hot summers as the intense sun can burn me a little and my leaves will tinge pink.
Think droughts and drenches! I thrive in dry drought ridden climates, however this doesn't mean we can survive without any water at all. It's more like a drench and drought kind of care that we love.
Let me dry out completely so that when you lift me up I'm nice and light with no moisture in the soil at all. Leave me dry for a couple of weeks in the spring summer season. Then it's time to water me and a lot of it too please. Why not pop me in a sink for an hour to let me soak up what I need then put my back in my normal place. Whatever you do don't leave me sitting in water for days at a time as I will go mushy and rot.
In the cooler winter months you can reduce watering to once a month or every 6 weeks as I will go into a dormancy period when I no longer need energy for growth. I'm hibernating - taking a well deserved break!
Overwatering is my biggest killer so remember if my soil's not looking dry or I'm heavier than normal to pick up don't give me any water. If you see mould on my soil the spot I'm in is too dark and I would like to see more sun.
If possible try to remember to water me in the morning. This gives me chance to dry out and soak up as much water during the day preventing chances of root rot occurring.
If you repot me please use well draining soil with a mix or pearlite, gravel and/or sand to increase the porosity of the soil.