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All You Need to Know About Sedum Rubrotinctum ( Jelly Beans) Succulents

A jelly-beans plant (Sedum rubrotinctum) is one of the most beautiful succulents. It has excellent jelly-beans textured leaves that are ideal for decorating your space anytime. The beans shaped eaves seem to be woven in one string, giving a gorgeous vibe. The plant initially belonged to Mexico. The scientific name for the jelly-beans is Sedum rubrotinctum. It is easy to get a jelly-beans succulent (Sedum rubrotinctum) at home but what poses the challenge is - to care for it and maintain the plant in the best health. The jelly-beans succulent needs comprehensive care to help it proliferate and thrive better.

Caring for the Jelly-beans Plant
Here are some major caring strategies for the indoor jelly-beans plant
The indoor jelly-beans plant is not a complete succulent. Semi succulent plants like this one have water requirements very different from regular succulents. The jelly-beans plants (Sedum rubrotinctum) can withstand dry soil better than wet soil. If you water the soil too much, it can rot. So, the best way to care for them is to keep the soil semi-dry. The plant needs frequent watering to keep it alive but in less quantity.
During the autumn and winter, the jelly-beans (Sedum rubrotinctum) succulent is in its dormancy phase, so it needs even less watering. You can leave it as it is without water for a couple of days. During the summer and spring months, the soil must be maintained moist. It is recommended that you always keep a check on the soil to prevent over-drying. The ideal condition is to keep the soil moist but not wet and never allow it to over-dry.
Temperature Requirements
The ideal temperature for the plant to survive is 18-24 degrees celsius. This is a temperature characteristic of the countries in Europe and the United Kingdom. However, if you can maintain this temperature at your place, the jelly-beans can thrive anywhere. It is a highly tolerant plant that hardly needs any additional effort other than regular plant care for survival. 
When discussing environmental humidity levels, the perfect humidity scale for this would be 40% to 50%. The indoor jelly-beans plant (Sedum rubrotinctum) has a buffer tolerance level of around 10% or less. As already discussed, this semi-succulent plant thrives better in semi-arid conditions. It needs moisture but not much. That makes it so much easier to maintain. Just imagine this beautiful succulent at your place, but you don't have to care much for it. Doesn’t that already sound fascinating?

Light Conditions
The jelly-beans succulent plant grows best when kept in bright sunlight. Note that - by bright sunlight, we don't mean the strongest glare of the sun. Instead, it emphasizes that the jelly-beans is not a typical shade-loving plant. It needs ample sunlight and heat for growth. You can keep it on the balcony where it will receive enough light. If you feel like the balcony is not a great place to receive light, place it outdoors for some time during the day. Make sure you don't place the sun outdoors in strong heat the entire day otherwise, it can wither away the plant.
When raising a jelly-beans plant (Sedum rubrotinctum), here are two basic symptoms you just know. If the plant gets just the perfect sunlight for growth, it will bloom at its best. That means you will see perfectly healthy leaves and flowers. On the contrary, if it gets poor sunlight, large spaces will appear within the leaves. This is one of the first indications that the plant is not in good health. Also, if the sunlight is too strong or the plant is exposed to strong sun glares for a very long time, its leaves will wrinkle and wither away. You have to be closely observant if you want to bring up a beautiful and healthy jelly-beans plant.


One of the major confusions that many plant lovers face while raising a jelly-beans plant (Sedum rubrotinctum) is that - how tall it will grow. This, indeed, is one of the major dilemmas. The ideal height of a jelly-beans plant (Sedum rubrotinctum) should be 20 cm. You may try trimming the dead branches and placing them in the right sunlight to induce growth. Also, ensure that you do not overwater the jelly-beans soil because that leads to root rotting.
Flowers are not the main attraction of the jelly-beans plant (Sedum rubrotinctum). The key feature of this plant is the leaf in a beans shape. But the plant does flower very less. During the summer season, small purple flowers appear amidst the trailing leaves. Though the flowers are not conspicuous, they add beauty and charm to the plant. There is usually no flowering during the winter and autumn months.
If you are a plant lover, you surely won’t be able to hold back yourself from propagating the beautiful plant. Jelly-beans propagates extremely well from leaves. When taking a leaf for propagation, gently twist the leaf from the stem.
Final Words
You can get some beautiful jelly-beans online plants. Buy it for your own house or gift it to someone special. You can also consider this an ideal gift for your partner on Valentine's day. A living plant in the shape of a jelly-beans needs the least care to grow and beautify. Share a small cutting of the vines containing a nodule with your friends and help the jelly-beans (Sedum rubrotinctum) grow more and spread happiness.


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