Sedeveria “Blue Elf” (also known as “Happy Plant”) is a beautiful succulent with a blue-green rosette and a thick coating of powdery farina. This is a hybrid of sedum and echeveria. The leaf tips can go from red to burgundy. This color change can is also an indicator of direct sun stress, underwatering or low temperatures for Sedeveria. The name “Happy Plant” comes from beautiful flowers this succulent has. Sedeveria blooms few times a year, with beautiful sunshine yellow flowers, which transform this subtle plant into a really breathtaking gem.
Grow and Care Tips
Sedeveria generally needs very little attention. It will thrive in conditions usual to any other succulent, but it also can take less hospitable environment pretty well. This succulent is perfect for the part of your yard that gets too much sun or its hard to water, so you can’t really grow anything else in it. There is a common joke among the gardeners, who call Sedeveria Stonecrop since they claim that only stones live longer with less care.
However, you should still show your Sedeveria some love in order to grow the most beautiful plant possible. If you’re growing it outside, make sure to protect it from freezing temperatures, just to make the job of surviving a little easier. Keep in mind that the lower leaves of your Sedeveria will shred in the winter, so you should remove them to make sure your succulent is protected from the fungus.
If you’re planting this succulent in a container, they’ll need good drainage. You should also add coarse grit to soil-less compost and report a plant every year in late spring. Don’t worry about damaging the roots when re-potting- Sedeveria tolerates disturbance well.
Sedeveria is easy to plant. It can be propagated by separating offsets, but also by leaf cuttings, and by seed if they are not hybrids. You can just lay the plant on the ground where you want to grow it. It will quickly send out the roots from wherever the stems are touching the ground and the root itself. If you want to make sure the plant is starting where you put it, you can add a thin covering of soil over the plant.
You can also prorogate Sedeveria by breaking one of the stems and simply pushing it into the ground where you want to grow it. A new plant will be well established in a season or two.