The Complete Guide for Angelina Stonecrop (Sedum Rupestre ‘Angelina’) Care

The Angelina Stonecrop, otherwise known as the Sedum Rupestre ‘Angelina’ or Sedum album ‘Angelina’, Sedum ‘Angelina’, Angelina Stonecrop, is a renowned cactus/succulent plant by gardening enthusiasts around the world.

Best known for its low maintenance and moderate growth, this cactus/succulent will likely liven up your house (or garden) with its chartreuse-colored leaves. But, only if you learn how to take proper care of it for it to thrive.

Fortunately, taking care of your Angelina Stonecrop is not too difficult – as long as you follow our guidelines in this Angelina Stonecrop Care Guide. Now let’s get started.

In order to take proper care of your Angelina Stonecrop you’ll need to keep in mind the following guidelines:

  • Water: The Angelina Stonecrop needs at least weekly watering, or more in extreme heat, preferably with regular water.
  • Light: Keep your Sedum Rupestre ‘Angelina’ in an environment where it can receive partial to full sun on a daily basis. 
  • Soil: Make sure to keep the Angelina Stonecrop in soil with moist but well-draining properties, so ideally, one that is made of clay, loam, chalk and sand.

And that’s practically it! If you keep these three factors in check, your Angelina Stonecrop will likely have all it needs for it to survive and even thrive.

Scientific / Botanical Aspects

In botanical terms, the Angelina Stonecrop belongs to the Crassulaceae family, the genus Sedum and the species Rupestre, hence its scientific (or botanical) name Sedum Rupestre ‘Angelina’ (SEE-dum rue-PES-tree).

As with other Sedum’s, the Angelina Stonecrop is a herbaceous plant, which means it will die back to the ground every year. 

Growing Region

The Angelina Stonecrop is a plant native to the Europe and Turkey.

You might be wondering why your Angelina Stonecrop’s native region is important. Well, if you know where your plant originally came from, you’ll know which environment conditions it prefers, and with it, knowledge on how to replicate it at home.

With this in mind, the Sedum Rupestre ‘Angelina’ will be most used to the heat zones in the 6 – 9 region, as the plant hardiness level falls between 5b, 5a, 6b, 6a, 7b, 7a, 8b, 8a and the ideal climate zone is between 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24.

Growth and Size


In terms of size and growth, the Angelina Stonecrop is a relatively moderate grower, which makes things somewhat easy for any plant enthusiast.


But what exactly does this mean for your Angelina Stonecrop? How large a pot should you consider, how tall, how wide can it get? Let’s jump in…

The Sedum Rupestre ‘Angelina’ can grow up to 4″ – 6″ (10cm – 15cm) in 4″ – 6″ (10cm – 15cm) and 1′ – 2′ (30cm – 60cm) in 1′ – 2′ (30cm – 60cm). 

Which is why this plant is considered a relatively medium size for a cactus/succulent, so it’s best to keep that in mind since it will likely impact where you want it to be placed. 

Also, expect it to grow in a wonderful spreading shape, which is something worthwhile to remember when making your garden landscape plans.

This is why experts recommend keeping an area of approximately 24″ (60cm) free so the Angelina Stonecrop can spread to its best extent.


In terms of watering, the Angelina Stonecrop is a fairly simple plant to take care of. This is mainly because it has a straightforward watering schedule and somewhat regular watering needs.

Specifically, most experts agree that the Sedum Rupestre ‘Angelina’ needs at least weekly watering, or more in extreme heat, preferably with regular water. That is why it is considered a plant with relatively low needs in terms of water. 

As a rule of thumb, you should remember to keep your Angelina Stonecrop in soil with moist but well-draining properties, as these will guarantee the right conditions for your plant to grow and thrive. 

In our experience, the famous ‘thumb’ or ‘finger’ test is what works best for the Angelina Stonecrop since with it, you will be able to give it the right amount of water, every time – regardless of the environment or placement where you do decide to keep it.

Soil Mix

The Angelina Stonecrop’s ideal soil potting mix is made out of clay, loam, chalk and sand.

This is why most experts agree that the Angelina Stonecrop requires soil with shallow rocky, which will give you the right conditions it needs.

In addition to this, expert gardeners recommend having preferably alkaline, acid or neutral soil.

Light and Placement

In terms of light & exposure, the Angelina Stonecrop, requires partial to full sun in order for it to thrive under the right conditions. 

Most experts agree that this cactus/succulent will do well as long as you keep it in partial to full sun and it will be able to grow properly. 

Specifically, we recommend that you place your Sedum Rupestre ‘Angelina’ in full and direct sun (more than 6 hours of direct sunlight per day).


Being a herbaceous plant, the Angelina Stonecrop will die back to the ground every year. 

But, you can expect it to have its ‘prime-time’ during the spring (early, mid, late), the summer (early, mid, late), the fall, and during the winter.


You can expect your Angelina Stonecrop to flower around the summer months from July to September (summer). The Angelina Stonecrop produces some beautiful yellow, or gold/yellow flowers around this time of year.


The leaves from the Angelina Stonecrop have a beautiful chartreuse color during most of the year.

In particular, they have a simple arrangement in its leaves.

You can expect the leaves from your Sedum Rupestre ‘Angelina’ to be around (< 1 inch) in size.

Attracts, Tolerance and Resistance

The Angelina Stonecrop is well known for its tolerance to drought, rocky soil, dry soil and animals like rabbit and deer, so don’t worry if any of these come along, your Sedum Rupestre ‘Angelina’ will be fine.


Does your Angelina Stonecrop have any garden recommendations? Does it serve any gardening purposes? Here’s how you can get the most out of your new plant.

Most Sedum Rupestre ‘Angelina’ owners agree that this cactus/succulent will look great in most rustic and xeric gardens of all types. Other owners consider that they compliment well most gardens of gravel and rock garden, city and courtyard, and in informal and cottage styles. 

In particular, the Angelina Stonecrop’s best location within your garden is in ground covers, beds and borders, edging, and in patio and containers, others use it for landscaping in a firescaping/fire wise, border, mass planting, container, ground cover, or a rock garden.

Companion Plants

Angelina Stonecrop’s do well with some other plants beside it. One good companion plant is the Coreopsis, which will pair up nicely with your leafy friend.

Others consider that a nice Achillea will work well too, so choose whichever you find works best for you!


Even though we covered a lot of care information for your Angelina Stonecrop, remember the basics: sunlight, soil and water, as these should be enough to grow a healthy plant at home.

Sebastian Moncada

I’m also a plant enthusiast and researcher. I’ve been privileged to have lived my whole life around the wilderness of Colombia and I’m happy to share everything I learn along the way. “Adopt the pace of nature. Her secret is patience” – Emerson.

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