NOTE: In this article, Angelina stonecrop and Sedum rupestre ‘Angelina’ may be used interchangeably; in fact, Sedum rupestre ‘Angelina’ is the botanical name for Angelina stonecrop.
‘Angelina’ stonecrop (Sedum rupestre ‘Angelina’) is a perennial, evergreen plant that forms a low-growing mat. Stonecrop is a name that comes from Middle English and refers to the plant’s ability to grow in rocky, gravelly areas. Depending on the amount of sun it gets, the ‘Angelina’ cultivar of S. rupestre has chartreuse or golden needle-like foliage. In the summer it has yellow flowers and in the fall it has orange or rust foliage.
Why does my Sedum rupestre ‘Angelina’ roots have rot?
Root rot on your Angelina stonecrop (Sedum rupestre ‘Angelina’) can be fatal if not treated with care. For this reason, we strongly recommend that you follow our guide to keep your plant alive if the symptoms occur: Root soft and blackened.
Why does my Angelina stonecrop have gray mold spots?
Gray mold spots are a type of fungus that is found a lot in flowers, and spreads quite rapidly. If you notice brown (or gray) spots, it is probably this fungus. Don’t ignore these symptoms, as they may end up killing your plant.
When you understand the root of the issue, the solution makes perfect sense. The majority of the time, it is caused by the Sedum rupestre ‘Angelina’ being overwatered. We urge you to cut off the infected roots and leaves, remove the affected sections of the plant, and then repot your plant in a fresh container with sterile potting soil.
Why does my Angelina stonecrop have leaf spots?
We provide you with all the information you need to identify and save your plants if they display signs like leaves that suddenly change color or wilt/droop. This sort of sickness is one of the most aggravating for Angelina stonecrop owners.
Why are my Angelina stonecrop leaves turning yellow?
In the world of horticulture, yellowing leaves are undoubtedly the most common problem. The two main causes of this problem are overwatering and a lack of nutrition.
When it’s overwatering, simply reduce your watering frequency, and if you think it’s a nutrient deficiency, here’s how to check it:
Here are some signs of yellowing caused by the many deficiencies on the Sedum rupestre ‘Angelina’ in question:
- Magnesium deficiency starts as yellow patches between leaf veins on older leaves. Veins stay green as yellow moves from the leaf center out. Leaf edges turn yellow last.
- Another indicator of iron deficiency is yellowing between leaf veins, but young leaves on plant tops and branch tips are first affected.
- Sulfur deficiency starts with the newest leaves, turning them yellow throughout.
- Insufficient potassium causes the leaf edges to turn brilliant yellow while the interior of the leaf stays green. Older leaves show the symptoms initially, and the leaf edges quickly darken.
- Nitrogen deficiency shows up as a general yellowing. Older, inner leaves turn yellow first. As it progresses, yellowing moves outward, eventually reaching young leaves, too.
You only need to act in accordance with the symptoms listed above. You can address a potassium or nitrogen deficiency by buying a particular soil, and a gardening store consultant will be able to advise you on how to do that. Furthermore, you can also limit how frequently you water your plants.
Is my Angelina stonecrop sunburned?
You can easily tell if your Angelina stonecrop (your Sedum rupestre ‘Angelina’) has a sunburn. In this case, your plant will change color, starting to turn yellow or white, much like it does on us.
The leaves of your Angelina stonecrop can also change color in case it gets too much water or not enough light, as we saw above.
To find out if the yellow leaves have been sunburned, look at the part of the bottom that is tinted closer to the base. The yellow leaf is probably burnt and not something else if this portion stays greener.
Why are my Angelina stonecrop leaves turning brown?
Most of the time, leaves of a Angelina stonecrop that turn brown is a sign that your plant has been sunburned, it has probably been exposed to too much direct sunlight. Don’t panic, your plant probably won’t die from this, but its growth will take a hit.
Should I leave my Sedum rupestre ‘Angelina’ in direct sunlight?
No! If your Sedum rupestre ‘Angelina’ (or Angelina stonecrop) has the symptoms described above, don’t leave it in direct sunlight, that’s the reason why your Angelina stonecrop is in such a state!
As stated in the paragraph above, the cure is straightforward: simply position your plant’s Angelina stonecrop so that it is out of direct sunlight. With proper watering and this method, your plant should quickly come back to life.
Why are my Sedum rupestre ‘Angelina’ leaves drooping or wilting ?
When you become dehydrated, this usually happens. Large plants are more vulnerable since they need more water on a regular basis than smaller plants.
You may quickly determine if your Sedum rupestre ‘Angelina’ plant needs water by under-weighing its pot; if it seems light, the soil and roots are probably fairly dry and require water.
In order to ensure that the roots of your plant receive the water’s benefits, you must first moisten the soil in the container if it is absolutely dry. One common error is to immediately drown the Angelina stonecrop after a dry period in the belief that it requires a lot of water.
This is the case, but giving too much water at once is the best way to finish it off, you should actually water the soil normally, resuming a quiet watering rhythm.
Caring Tips for Sedum rupestre ‘Angelina’
Your plant needs water to survive, but it’s crucial to balance the amount and timing of watering. As we previously mentioned, overwatering could be catastrophic for your Sedum rupestre ‘Angelina’.
The best way to know if your plant needs water or not is to touch the soil, if you feel it is still wet, it is probably a good idea to wait a few more days.
Always keep temperatures stable
It is also a good idea to keep your Sedum rupestre ‘Angelina’ at a stable temperature (especially if it is kept indoors!). At GreenShack, we generally recommend staying in the 65 and 85 degrees F range. Of course, do not place your Sedum rupestre ‘Angelina’ near a source of hot (or cold) air such as A/C units, radiators or the like.
Keep your Angelina stonecrop Dust-Free
This one concerns indoor plants, just like on your furniture, dust is also deposited on the leaves of your indoor plants, the problem is that it can prevent them from receiving the necessary light, this would slow down (or even stop) the photosynthesis process, and eventually, they would lose their colors.
This would also make the pests happy, a real descent into hell for your Angelina stonecrop.
Take a microfiber cloth and gently massage the plant’s leaves to get rid of the dust. Use a damp cloth to make dust removal easier, but avoid using corrosive materials like rubbing alcohol!
Keep drainage in mind
If you have a tendency to overwater, you should be mindful of your drainage, and if they don’t already have them, we suggest selecting a saucer and a pot with drainage holes.
If your pots don’t already have holes in them, you can add volcanic rocks (or any other pebbles with holes) to the bottom of your pot in the meantime. This will assist in creating a channel and keep the water from pooling there for an extended period of time, protecting the roots from decay.