Sedum Rubrotinctum Aurora - Plant
Description for Sedum Rubrotinctum Aurora
The jelly bean plant, also called pork and beans, is an interesting succulent plant that displays jelly beanlike leaves. In the summertime, its leaves change from green to bright red, and it bears yellow flowers in the springtime.
Grows up to 6 inches (15 cm) tall and spreads up to 36 inches (90 cm) wide producing yellowish-white flowers in the summer standing above the pink and cream flushed foliage.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Pink Jelly Bean, Pink Stonecrop||Pink||May||Up to 6 inches||Easy to grow|
Planting and care
This colorful succulent does best in hot, sunny apartment balcony gardens and will look best as a ground cover in plant containers underneath tall plants with a small footprint, such as a jade plant pruned to look like a tree. The jelly bean plant will also look stunning in a short, squat container set on a table or in a hanging window frame-like plant container.
|Full Sun in mild summer, part shade in hot climates||Well-drained soil||Medium||26 degrees F||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Sedum Rubrotinctum Aurora
- Be careful when touching this succulent plant, as it can irritate the skin of people. Make sure that no pets or children eat this plant. Jellybean plant leaves are delicate and can fall off easily.
- Also, make sure that no pets or children eat this plant. Jellybean plant leaves are delicate and can fall off easily. Prepare your outdoor planting site in full sun by digging out a hole twice as big as the root area of the sedum to be planted or prepare for container growing by thoroughly washing the pot in hot soapy water.
- Mix 3 parts sand with 2 parts garden or potting soil, 2 parts compost, 1 part charcoal and one-half part crushed eggshell. Fill the garden hole or the container with this mixture and water lightly. Allow to settle, then top off the hole or container.
- Plant the sedum plant just to the root line in the soil mix. Let a leaf cutting dry out before planting if you are propagating a new sedum; stick the cutting about an inch into the soil and keep it uniformly moist until signs of new growth appear.
- Place container-grown S. rubrotinctum in a south- or west-facing full-sun location and bring it inside when night temperatures fall below 40 degrees.
- Divide your S. rubrotinctum every three to five years, replacing the soil mix with a fresh batch each time to preclude excessive build-up of soil salts.
- Spray as needed with insecticidal soap or neem oil to control aphids, which are the chief plant pest for S. rubrotinctum when grown indoors.
Typical uses of Sedum Rubrotinctum Aurora
Special features: While the plant is small, water around the root zone, about 3 to 4 in. from the plant. To protect the plant, it may help to put the snail or slug bait around the stem.
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose. Very nice stonecrop for tucking into pots or for the indoor succulent collection.
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