Sedum rubrotinctum, Jelly Beans, Brown Beans, Christmas Cheer

Sedum rubrotinctum

Jelly Beans, Brown Beans, Christmas Cheer
Family: Crassulaceae
Origin: Mexico
Groundcover and low-growing 2ft plantSemi-shadeFull sunDry conditionsModerate waterYellow, orange flowers

Sedum rubrotinctum (Jelly Beans) is an attractive native to Mexico, easy to grow ground cover that forms a low-growing mat, reaching only a height of 2ft. The leaves form a tight rosette structure, are spoon-shaped and tinted spectacularly in shades of blue-green. In summer, clusters of small yellow to orange flowers appear.

This succulent prefers full sun to semi-shade positions, with moderate water requirements. In dry conditions, it will survive for weeks without water. Jelly Beans needs to be grown in neutrally acidic soil with good drainage in USDA zones 9-11. If living in a colder region, this succulent will do best in a pot, as it is not winter hardy in colder climates.

To ensure good growth, be sure to avoid overwatering, which can cause root rot. Provide your Jelly Beans with a sunny spot and water it whenever the soil is dry to the touch. To grow strong and healthy, feed your plant once a month in spring and summer with a balanced liquid fertilizer.

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