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

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Jelly Beans Plant, Sedum rubrotinctum

Botanical name: Sedum rubrotinctum
Family: Crassulaceae
Common names: Jelly Beans Plant, Pork and Beans Plant

Jelly Beans Plant Description

Sedum rubrotinctum commoly called Jelly Beans Plant or Pork and Beans Plant bears short succulent leaves about 1/2 in. long that resemble jelly beans. The leaves change color from green to red in bright light as a protective adaptation.

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

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

Jelly Beans Plant Flower

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

Jelly Beans Plant Origin

Jelly Beans Plantt (Sedum rubrotinctum) is native to Mexico.

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Jelly Beans Plant, Sedum rubrotinctum

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Jelly Beans Plant (Sedum rubrotinctum) Care Indoors

Jelly Beans Plant Light Requirements

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

Should you choose to take it 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 Jelly Beans Plant

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

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

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

Humidity for Jelly Beans Plant

Jelly Beans Plant (Sedum rubrotinctum) has no need for high humidity. Average room humidity is adequate for this plant.

Fertilizer (Feeding) for Jelly Beans Plant

Feed Jelly Beans Plant (Sedum rubrotinctum) 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 Jelly Beans Plant

Repot Jelly Beans Plant (Sedum rubrotinctum) only when the plant has become pot-bound. Use a shallow rather than a deep pot for the 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 Jelly Beans Plant should be only 1 size larger than the previous one.

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

Soil for Jelly Beans Plant

The best soil for Jelly Beans Plant (Sedum rubrotinctum) 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 Jelly Beans Plant. Buy quality Cactus and Succulents Soil for your Jelly Beans Plant from Etsy.

How to Prune Jelly Beans Plant

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

Jelly Beans Plant (Sedum rubrotinctum) Propagation

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

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

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

Insert the cuttings in 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 warm, well-lit place, away from direct sunshine until there is new growth. Roots take about 3-4 weeks to develop.

Jelly Beans Plant, Sedum rubrotinctum

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Jelly Beans Plant (Sedum rubrotinctum) Problems Indoors

Jelly Beans Plant leaf drop

Leaf drop in Jelly Beans Plant (Sedum rubrotinctum) is caused by overwatering or underwatering .

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

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

Significantly to reduce watering for your Jelly Beans Plant during the cold season and never allow the soil ball to dry out completely.

Jelly Beans Plant brown soft spots

Brown soft spots in Jelly Beans Plant (Sedum rubrotinctum) is leaf spot disease which is enhanced by poor air circulation.

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

Jelly Beans Plant rot base, yellowing and shriveled leaves

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

Reduce watering for your Jelly Beans Plant during the cold season as growth is minimal at this time.

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

Pests

Common pests in Jelly Beans Plant (Sedum rubrotinctum) are Mealy Bugs and Scale Insects. Isolate the affected plant to reduce spread to other houseplants and treat it appropriately for the pests.

Is Jelly Beans Plant (Sedum rubrotinctum) toxic?

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

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

Other Sedum Plants for Growing Indoors

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

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