Hello, friends and welcome back to another video from homemaker where homemaker is all about your home and garden. If you are new to our channel, please don’t forget to subscribe for more informative and exciting videos in our today’s video. We are going to talk about the care and propagation of this very beautiful, succulent that you are seeing in front of you. And its name is sedum tornado, also known as Cedar Mechanoid or some people also call it as tundra tornado. This plant is actually native of Costa Rica, and it’s a beautiful, hardy drought, tolerant, creeping flowering, succulent with these fleshy disc shaped leaves, these beautiful fleshy disc shaped leaves, which are trailing on these fleshy stems, beautiful grain leaves. They can grow approximately 15 centimeter tall, and then they lean back to the ground and trail producing, um, new roots where it touches the soil, so when they grow, um, longer, then they lean back towards the ground and then they give out whenever they touch the ground they start producing. Um, tiny roots. I can show you some of the roots. They are already formed. Here, this one, if you can see here, they’re tiny roots forming at the nodes. There are many more roots over here. If you can see there, so as soon as I touch the soil, these roots will grow bigger and they will start spreading some. If you grow them outdoors, they become form into a very dense ground cover, and they look extremely extremely beautiful. All these beautiful rosette formation of the leaves. They give you the feeling of tiny little green colored flowers, and they look extremely beautiful. They look, they also look stunning in the hanging baskets, or if you put them in the pots like this one, so whatever size of pot you want, according to your wherever you want to keep it like if you want to keep it on the desktop, or if you want to keep it on your kitchen top on your dining table on your tea table. Whatever pot it suits, it’ll fill up your pot and it’ll look extremely beautiful like this one. Seed and tornadoes are sun-loving plants and they don’t mind to stay in direct sunlight or partial shade in cool temperatures, their color intensifies, so if if they are kept in very cold temperatures, their leaves would turn even more darker and which will make them look even more beautiful, But if you put them in nice, warm, sunny spot, they’ll grow like this only green, and they grow really beautiful. They love staying in direct sunlight, so even if you grow them outdoors, they’ll grow nicely when growing them in the pots. You must make sure that the soil that you are using is of good quality, and, um, it’s a well drainage soil like the the pot must have lots of, um, drainage holes underneath so that even if you end up over watering it the water, the excess water can seep through the holes, and and it doesn’t sit, uh, because over watering is one of the major cause of causing root rot or any of the plant to die whether it’s succulent or it’s a non-succulent. So if your soil is well drained, it has got perlite in it and it has got a proper drainage system. Um, then your plant will remain healthy, so that’s. What, you need to make sure another thing? Is that the soil that you can use for this succulent? You can use cacti soil, or you can use any succulent. Mix that’s available in the market, but if you don’t have cacti soil, no problem, you can make your own by mixing a potting mix, perlite and peat moss or organic compost and you take equal proportions of them. Mix it up and put your succulent in there and they will be fine. That soil will be perfect for them because that because these are succulents, um, they don’t need too much of watering, as I said before. Watering them once in a week, should be fine in summer and spring season, but whereas in winters, you might need to reduce your watering because they don’t need that much of water. If you over water them, um, in winters, the the plants and the leaves might start to fall over and then the plant might die so in winters, maybe once in two to three weeks should be enough or depending upon the soil. If you think the soil is too dry, Um, then you might need to water them. But otherwise, they’re drought, tolerant and very forgiving plants. So even if you forget to water them, let’s say for more than three to four weeks. They’ll they’ll still be fine. They’ll still survive Saturn tornadoes. Um, they bloom during spring and autumn months. Now here you can see these beautiful flowers. So the seed and tornadoes they give out these star shaped flowers. They can be yellow in color or they can be orange in color and they look really beautiful, so usually around spring season or the autumn season. The flowers they bloom, um, throughout throughout the whole plant and they look really cute so here as you can see the star-shaped flowers and they look amazing. As I said that this is a flowering, succulent now, we’ll talk about propagation, so because it’s a succulent, it’s super easy to propagate. And as I showed you here that when the when, these, um, long stems when they, um, start drooping down, or let’s say when the stem like the plant overgrows from your pot and you need to, um, maintain the shape of this plant, you can prune some of the long or tall or too long. Um, stem, um, so when you prune them? Instead of throwing, you can just, uh, pop them in water or in soil, so they can be propagated in soil as well as well as water, so what I would prefer is to propagate them in water. Because when you put them in water, you can actually see, um, how the root system is developing how your plant is progressing, so when the root system is nice and big, the roots have developed big. Then you can pop them into the soil, but you can directly put them in soil as well, but the only drawback is that you just need to wait and watch you cannot actually see, um, what’s going on under the soil, whether the roots are developing or they’re not developing or the they are getting rotted or something, so you can’t see anything if you put them in the soil, but whereas if you put them in the water, you can keep an eye on it. And when the root system develops, you can pop them into the soil. So what now when you are taking the cutting what you can do is as you can see. There are roots everywhere, so every node will give out a root on this side. Also, I can show you. here! There are lots of roots, so so you can. You can take a cutting from any part of the stem, so you take a cutting next to the node where the roots are take a cutting from there and maybe dip it into a cup of water for a few days and when the roots start to grow, start to develop, then you can put them into the soil and your plant will start developing from there. I’ll show you one of the cuttings that I have put in water. And now the roots have developed really long and I will pop them into the soil. Soon I’ll show you so here they are. These are very tiny cuttings, but still you’ll be able to see the roots developing. Here as you can see, these roots have become . Here you can see. The roots have grown really big, and they are ready to go into the soil. And for this one as well, so the roots have developed quite long by putting them in water and they can be popped into the soil, so it’s super easy to grow sedum tornado and it’s. It looks really beautiful, vibrant, succulent and very easy to take care plant. It can work well inside if you want to keep them inside or outdoors. If you want to use them as your ground cover or just outdoor in a hanging basket under your patio or even in the pots, it’ll do great so guys, that was all about sedum tornado or tundra tornado or cedar mechanoid a very beautiful plant. For any further information, please don’t forget to comment in the comment section. And I’ll get back to you. If you like watching my video, please don’t forget to hit the like button and do subscribe for more interesting and informational videos from homemaker. Thank you so much for watching, see you later. you!