Sedum rubrotinctum (Jelly Bean Plant)

Common Name: “Jelly Bean Plant”; “Jelly Bean Stonecrop”

Scientific Classification:
Order: Saxifragales
Family: Crassulaceae
Sub-Family: Sedoideae
Genus: Sedum
Species: S. rubrotinctum

Native To: Mexico

Growing Specs: A vigorous, self-propagating Stonecrop.

  • Appearance: Succulent perennial with leaning stems up to 8″ tall. Green to red tipped leaves that can grow up to an inch long.
  • Flowering: Sprouts bright yellow flowers from between the leaves in mid-spring.
  • Hardiness: Not fully hardy, but can withstand an outdoor winter in mild climates. Hardy to 20 degrees.

Care Requirements: This plant really doesn’t require much special care. Sedums are famous for being low-care plants. They get the name “Stonecrop” since only a stone needs less care to survive. Full sun is ideal for this plant, and infrequent watering is best.

Propagation: Air propagating individual leaves is my preferred method. Check out this post here for tips.

Toxicity: Sedum rubrotinctum is mildly toxic to pets. Check out my Pet Safety Guide for more information.

Xylem Rising’s Observations: With full sun exposure, more of the red tone will show. If it grows in less than optimum sun, the plant won’t suffer by any means, but it will lose its red tips. Once it is returned to a sunnier location, it will gain its red back. The “Jelly Bean Plant” is extremely easy to propagate, readily propagating itself. The leaves easily fall off, but they will grow new buds from even just sitting at the the top of the soil in a pot.



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