Herb latin name: Sedum japonicum
Family: Crassulaceae (Stonecrop Family)
Edible parts of Sedum japonicum:Leaves and stems - raw or cooked. They need to be well-boiled.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Rocks in thin woods and on sunny slopes in the foothills of C. and S. Japan.
Propagation of Sedum japonicum:Seed - surface sow in spring in well-drained soil in a sunny position in a greenhouse. Do not allow the soil to dry out. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle. If sufficient growth is made, it is possible to plant them out during the summer, otherwise keep them in a cold-frame or greenhouse for their first winter and plant them out in early summer of the following year. Division is very easy and can be carried out at almost any time in the growing season, though is probably best done in spring or early summer. Larger divisions can be planted out direct into their permanent positions. We have found it best to pot up the smaller divisions and grow them on in a lightly shaded position in a cold frame, planting them out once they are well established in the summer.
Cultivation of the herb:Rocks in thin woods and on sunny slopes in the foothills of C. and S. Japan.
Medicinal use of Sedum japonicum:None known
Known hazards of Sedum japonicum:Although not poisonous, if large quantities of this plant are eaten it can cause a stomach upset.
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.