Pork & Beans Sedum

Many of you have probably seen this plant before. This delicate plant is called Sedum Rubrotinctum, or more commonly known as pork and beans or jelly bean plant. It is a succulent that actually originates from Mexico.

Currently, I have a few planters in the back yard filled with these guys. The care is minimal, which is great. They’re seated in a south facing direction in the yard, so they get plenty of sunlight throughout the day. If you like the look of the red and yellows on the leaves, it’s actually from getting a lot of sun exposure. With less indirect sun, they stay a little more green.

Watering, I tend to keep to a minimum. During the winter months, I don’t water at all. They are outdoors though, so they get plenty of water when it rains. During the summer months, it gets very dry here. I try to water every week, being mindful that the soil is completely dry before watering again. My pork and beans have gotten pretty full, and I’ve propagated quite a few of them.

Stay tuned for future posts about propagation. Also, if you have any experience with this plant, I would love to hear about it.


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