How to grow and care for Blue Jelly Beans Plant (Sedum pachyphyllum) Indoors

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Blue Jelly Beans Plant, Sedum pachyphyllum

Botanical name: Sedum pachyphyllum
Family: Crassulaceae
Common names: Blue Jelly Beans Plant, Many Fingers Plant

Blue Jelly Beans Plant Description

Sedum pachyphyllum commonly called Blue Jelly Beans Plant or Many Fingers Plant bears short red-tipped succulent leaves that resemble fingers. The leaves are pale green and do not change color even in bright light.

Though the stems are upright in young Blue Jelly Beans Plants, they eventually grow long enough to trail over the sides of the pot, creating a hanging plant display.

Blue Jelly Beans Plant grows easily and can tolerate all types of soil except those that are poorly drained.

Blue Jelly Beans Plant Flower

The Blue Jelly Beans Plant flowers are bright yellow and they sprout from between the leaves.

Blue Jelly Beans Plant Origin

Blue Jelly Beans Plant (Sedum pachyphyllum) is native to Mexico.

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Blue Jelly Beans Plant, Sedum pachyphyllum

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Blue Jelly Beans Plant (Sedum pachyphyllum) Care Indoors

Blue Jelly Beans Plant Light Requirements

Blue Jelly Beans Plant (Sedum pachyphyllum) grows best in bright light to full sunlight.

Should you choose to take your Blue Jelly Beans Plant outdoors, gradually acclimatize the plant and place it in a shaded place to avoid scorching the leaves. Check out this guide on understanding light for houseplants.

How to Water Blue Jelly Beans Plant

Water Blue Jelly Beans Plant (Sedum pachyphyllum) thoroughly during the growing season and allow the top 1-2 in. of soil to dry out between waterings.

Water your Blue Jelly Beans Plant very infrequently during the cold season as growth is minimal at this time.

Ensure the pot has a drainage hole to prevent the soil from getting soggy as it can lead to stem-rot.

Avoiding wetting the leaves as it can lead to rotting and water from the bottom instead.

Water the plant with water that is at room temperature to avoid plant shock as it can result in reduced growth. Read more on how to water houseplants.


Temperature for Blue Jelly Beans Plant

Average warmth temperatures between 18-260C are ideal for Blue Jelly Beans Plant (Sedum pachyphyllum).

The sudden change in temperature between day and night is excellent for this succulent.

Humidity for Blue Jelly Beans Plant

Average room humidity is adequate for Blue Jelly Beans Plant. Blue Jelly Beans Plant has no need for high humidity.

Fertilizer (Feeding) for Blue Jelly Beans Plant

Feed Blue Jelly Beans Plant (Sedum pachyphyllum) monthly during the growing period with a water-soluble fertilizer.

Withhold feeding during the cold season as growth is minimal at this time.

How to Repot Blue Jelly Beans Plant

Repot Blue Jelly Beans Plant (Sedum pachyphyllum) only when the plant has become pot-bound.

Use a shallow rather than a deep pot for Blue Jelly Beans Plant as it has shallow roots. A clay pot is preferable because it is porous and therefore allows the soil to dry out faster.

The pot for your Blue Jelly Beans Plant should be only 1 size larger than the previous one.

Ensure the pot has a drainage hole to prevent the soil from getting soggy as it can lead to rotting.

Soil for Blue Jelly Beans Plant

The best soil for Blue Jelly Beans Plant (Sedum pachyphyllum) should be sandy or rocky soil to avoid getting soggy soil. The soil should be loose enough to allow water to drain out fast enough.

Cactus and Succulents soil is ideal for Blue Jelly Beans Plant. Buy quality Cactus and Succulents Soil for your Blue Jelly Beans Plant from Etsy.

How to Prune Blue Jelly Beans Plant

Pruning Blue Jelly Beans Plant (Sedum pachyphyllum) requires the removal of dead and diseased leaves to maintain your plant neat and tidy.

Blue Jelly Beans Plant (Sedum pachyphyllum) Propagation

Blue Jelly Beans Plant (Sedum pachyphyllum) can be propagated at the beginning of the growing season from leaf cuttings as they root easily.

How to propagate Blue Jelly Beans Plant (Sedum pachyphyllum) from leaf cuttings

Take leaf cuttings from a healthy Blue Jelly Beans Plant. Allow the Blue Jelly Beans Plant cuttings to dry (callus) for 1-3 days before planting to avoid rotting.

Insert the Blue Jelly Beans Plant cuttings on moist free-draining soil.

Water lightly by misting, only when the soil is dry and avoid getting the soil soggy as it can lead to rotting.

Place the set up in a shaded placed, away from direct sunshine until there is new growth. Roots take about 3-4 weeks to develop.

Blue Jelly Beans Plant, Sedum pachyphyllum

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Blue Jelly Beans Plant (Sedum pachyphyllum) Problems Indoors

Blue Jelly Beans Plant leaf drop

Leaf drop in Blue Jelly Beans Plant (Sedum pachyphyllum) is due to overwatering or underwatering.

Water your Blue Jelly Beans Plant thoroughly during the growing season and allow the top soil to dry out between waterings.

Avoid overwatering Blue Jelly Beans Plant by ensuring that the pot has a drainage hole and the soil is free-draining.

Significantly reduce watering during the cold season and never allow the soil ball to dry out completely.

Blue Jelly Beans Plant brown soft spots

Brown soft spots in Blue Jelly Beans Plant (Sedum pachyphyllum) is an indication of leaf spot disease which is enhanced by poor air circulation.

Ensure there is free air circulation for your Blue Jelly Beans Plant at all times to discourage disease infestation.

Blue Jelly Beans Plant rotting base, yellowing and shriveled leaves

Rotting plant base, yellowing and shrivelled leaves in Blue Jelly Beans Plant (Sedum pachyphyllum) is an indication of basal stem-rot disease which is brought about by overwet conditions.

Reduce watering during the cold season as growth is minimal at this time.

Also, ensure that the pot has a drainage hole and the soil is free-draining to prevent the soil from getting soggy.

Blue Jelly Beans Plant pests

Common pests in Blue Jelly Beans Plant (Sedum pachyphyllum) are Mealy Bugs and Scale Insects.

Isolate the affected plant to reduce spread to other houseplants and treat it appropriately for the pests.

Is Blue Jelly Beans Plant (Sedum pachyphyllum) toxic?

Blue Jelly Beans Plant (Sedum pachyphyllum) is non-toxic to humans and pets.

However, Blue Jelly Beans Plant may cause skin irritation when touched and stomach pains and irritation if ingested.

Other Sedum Plants for Growing Indoors

  1. Sedum rubrotinctum (Jelly Beans Plant)
  2. Sedum morganianum (Donkey's Tail Plant)

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