Hello to all. My name is Mark. Welcome back to Kalei Plants. For this Care Guide, we’ll talk about Sedum treleasei. Did I say that right (No I failed it)? I might call this one A fake Clavatu’m look at it closely. It’s a different plant. As per my research. It’s got differences to the Clavatum Locally in Benguet. They sell this as Sedum George. That’s how they call it. Sedum George. They don’t call it Clavatum as they know the differences of the two. The clavatum has a spot of red on its tips grows more compact and the leaves become wider as it grows. While the treleasei grows upright and the leaves don’t grow as wide, rather, they stack up evenly. It also etiolates faster. This one, even with full sun. It didn’t stayed compact. It stretches up quite fast, but the leaves are fat and so cute. If you bought a Sedum George from Benguet, that’s not a Clavatum. It’s a Sedum treleasei. (I Spoke it wrong again). Anyways, I’ll flash the right name on the screen. On its origin, I got this from Bahong CNS and it’s been with me for 3-4 months. It’s a slightly recent plant. Back then, I had one with a batch of other small leaf succulents. Sadly, that one died. So I requested from Bahong CNS to give me a bigger plant with more stems &. I got this with 4 stems on it and one root. I did that as I felt that it will be easier to grow a bigger and more matured plant. That’s also why I recommend you. Avoid 1-stemmed plants. Choose a bigger specimen when buying. Or make a request with your seller to give you a bigger one. On its appearance, it’s very white with its powdery. Farina and the older leaves are green. Though the green is more on the lighter shade, And it amuses me that even though it’s not a clavatum, it stands out in my garden. You can see it even from afar with its upright growth and bright color. It looks like a Korean succulent. And maybe it really is where it came from before getting propagated locally. The leaves are so chubby so cute. It’s very adorable for me. But even if it’s so cute, it’s not a very easy plant. I can even say it’s the Sedum. I’ve struggled with the most. Initially I bought this thinking. It was a clavatum, though. It still is pretty even if it’s not a clavatum, but it’s really hard to care for. Maybe the clavatum is easier. I’m not sure, though. I haven’t tried it. I won’t call this one a clavatum. I know now that it’s different, But with my experience on this one compared with my other Sedums. This one is hard to care for. Which is why I don’t recommend this for beginners for those starting with Succulents. You need to have experience with other. Sedums & must know their needs before trying out this one. On the potting mix as it’s a sensitive plant. Be sure of the mix you’re making. I’d recommend 70% pumice mixed with 30% carbonized rice hull. I have a video when I made the potting mix for this one. Check out the card above to know the exact mix. It has to be really fast draining. If not, then this will quickly drop its leaves. But it should have enough organic materials. I tried using almost pure pumice on One;. It dried up & died. So it should not be planted in a pure mineral mix. It should have a bit of organic matter in there. Don’t think that because it needs a fast draining mix that you can plant it in pure pumice. No, It will die. On acclimating, I can say this is the most difficult to acclimate for me. I probably had 2 previous attempts with this one, which both died while acclimating. So it really is an extra challenge. Actually, I don’t recommend buying it at all, especially if you wanted a Clavatum & you can’t handle the sacrifice for a different plant, then avoid this one. But it’s really pretty. And if you’re up to the challenge, then try it. If you’re into difficult plants On with acclimating, it doesn’t like extreme heat, so don’t give it harsh sunlight while acclimating it. Its leaves tend to dry up and drop. So it’s best to place it under a filter while acclimating it. Place it in a spot. That’s too dark and it will etiolate very quickly. You can see it here on this angle. Upfront, it looks compact, but on the rear, it’s etiolated. It really is not a compact plant. It really grows its leaves far from each other. It doesn’t form a tight rosette. It’s kinda hard shooting right now as it’s too noisy. Also, don’t touch this as it drops leaves very easily. And don’t give it water if it’s not really dry. But don’t let the leaves wither from dryness. See here if the leaves are not firm to the touch, then it can be watered. While I was acclimating it, I didn’t give it a full watering right away. I only watered some amount, right where the roots are to encourage it to grow roots. When it was established and firm into the soil, you might also sees some air roots on it while it’s rooting, but once it’s firmly planted when pulled. Then I started giving it a full watering. On the sun exposure again, it’s heat sensitive. It doesn’t like very high temperatures, So I recommend keeping it under filtered light all day. It can handle 3-4 hours of direct morning sun, but don’t keep it in direct sun if it gets too hot as the leaves will crumple and drop with too much heat. But then again, it will stretch if placed in the dark, so be mindful of that. Don’t place it in the dark. It really does best under filtered sun. So if you have an established garden with a plant shelf or a house for your plants, then you can start caring for this one. It’s a diva plant. It doesn’t like heat but wants a very bright area. On watering again, if the leaves are not firm to the touch, then water it but avoid watering too often. It takes a while before it can take in watering again. Even if it’s dry for some time, it can handle it. So long as you don’t wait for the leaves to shrivel up, just wait for it to become a bit soft before watering. When I’m watering it, I give it a full watering. Don’t think that because it’s a thick plant it can handle sprinkling. That’s not enough for it to produce growth. When I first had this, it probably was about this tall. And on the upper part of it, the Farina is looking good, so that is entirely new growth. Those are not the leaves when I first got it. Those are newly produced. And that happens with full watering. If I had known, it’ll be too loud. Then I would’ve shot in the studio. But we’ll continue Onto problems. The most you could have is the dropping of leaves. I never had pest issues with it. It didn’t have any mealybug’s all the while that I’m growing it nor scale. So it’s a good thing about it. It belongs to the pest free succulents category. So your main concern with it is to preserve its leaves, so keep away from touching it. Don’t always move it. Put it in a spot. That’s not too hot and with plenty of filtered sun. So the leaves won’t drop. On sunburn, it wasn’t a problem with it. The rounded leaves has less surface that gets direct sun and with the thick farina. It’s a bit protected from very hot temperatures. On propagating this one, does it very well, I can say that. Compared to jelly beans or burrito. This one produces pups faster due to its thicker leaves. And another good thing about it is it produces pups from the bottom. Some other succulents willl produce offsets up high on the stem and it makes it harder to balance as its top heavy. This one produces pups from the bottom and will branch up and out. Also compared to other sedums, this one produced pups the fastest. I’m not really sure if those were starting before if it was pupping when I first bought it. But it offsets rapidly and it’s a good thing about it once. You know how to care for it Again, if you’re the type with plenty of experience on common plants and you’re up to the challenge, I would recommend this plant to you. Not if you’re a beginner. Don’t buy it if you’re just starting. If you’ve mastered other succulents, this is a great one to try. It looks so pretty. Like a bouquet of cute little flower like candies. Even though it’s not a clavatum, And it doesn’t smell like anything. Don’t expect it to smell; you’ll be disappointed. Other say that the clavatum has a sweet smell. I can’t attest to that as I don’t. Have that plant? But moving on from that, the looks of this & the speed, it propagates will be a good addition to your garden. If you manage to grow this and I saw a big one of this in your garden. Kudos to you and your efforts. So I think that’s about all I can say about this. Plant, that’s a bit hard to care. You might still see it in future videos. I will feature it and we might compare it to the clavatum. Once I bought one Someday. We’ll compare their differences. But that’s about it for this care guide. Please, like and subscribe and Ill. See you on the next one bye.