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by Mary
(Northern Nevada)


Photo of about a 3×2 inch area of what’s left of the plant.


I have a tiny leafed matting succulent that I managed to murder almost completely by forgetting it when I placed it outside in our high desert sun (zone 6a) I’ve kept it indoors in a sw facing window.

The leaves are a millimeter or two long and opposite on a thin stem that’s a very light brownish red. Rootlets grow out along stem as it grows in length. It rosettes at the very top of the stem. The longest growths reach maybe 3-5 inches. I have never had it flower, though before I practically destroyed it, it had grown well for the 5? years I’ve had it (others of my succulents have bloomed).

It grows in a sort of dense mat that will then trail over the edge of a pot to the length of a few inches if left to grow at it’s leisure. The underside of the trailing mat is fairly dead plant mass.

I bought it so long ago I don’t even remember if it was identified when I bought it.

Comments for Teeny Tiny Trailing Succulent

Nov 30, 2019

by: Jacki Cammidge, Certified Horticulturist

Could it be Sedum dasyphyllum? There are several different ones, which look like this. They are very fragile, the leaves fall off really easily. More on it here.

Nov 30, 2019

Maybe so!
by: Mary

Thank you! I’d looked at the link you’d pposted before I asked, but it didn’t seem quite right. I did a bit more searching and found this pic:×538.jpg
And I think that may be it. There appear to be a number of varieties of dasyphyllum, so what I have seems to be one of them
Thanks again!!

Nov 30, 2019

Lots of slightly different plants
by: Jacki

There are several named varieties, and of course, accidental seedlings that may have crossed with other species that look similar, but may have different characteristics. If you can ever get it to flower, you may be able to pin it down.

Nov 30, 2019

Thanks Jacki
by: Mary

Now I’ll have to see if I can order some more in the spring when it won’t freeze in the mail – I very much appreciate your time!