How To Grow and Care For Sedum rubrotinctum ‘Pork and Beans’ (Jelly Bean Plant)

Last Updated on December 16, 2023 by Kimberly Crawford

Among the excellent houseplants that you can choose is the Sedum Rubrotinctum. It is a jelly bean-like houseplant that appears colorful and beautiful.

The stems taller to allow them to trail over the sides of the container. Spring is the best for its growth. It blooms during spring with bright yellow flowers. Among the care tips that shall be discussed is sufficient sunlight that helps your plant grow blooms.

how to grow care for sedum rubrotinctum

Planting Sedum rubrotinctum

 There are special considerations that must come in handy when cultivating the Sedum rubrotinctum. First, you will need to be sure that you can access well-draining soils.

You should have a garden with rich well-draining soils or be ready to supply some if you can get them. You should also choose a spot that will provide all conditions for its growth.

When to plant

planting Sedum rubrotinctum

Like any other succulent plant, the best season that will favor the plant is the summer to spring. The season provides all conditions necessary for the growth of the houseplant.

Where to plant

The right spot that will favor the growth of Sedum Rubrotinctum in well-draining soils. Space should be receiving sufficient bright light, but the temperatures should be moderate enough to not harm the plant.

The plant isn’t cold hardy, and therefore the temperatures must not fall below the minimum of 20 degrees Fahrenheit. The plant does well in full sun to partial shade.

How to plant

The process for planting sedum is reachable to everyone. You already have the propagated stems or leaves. You will then transfer them to a suitable spot that you will want them to grow. Keep the soil moist by watering it until it begins developing roots. You can add a thin layer of soil to accelerate the process.

Care for Sedum rubrotinctum

Sedum rubrotinctum care

After growing your plant in a thin layer of soil, you will expect it to grow. Sedum rubrotinctum won’t grow well without care of it. Consider the following essential care tips for the successful growth of your plant.

Soil and fertilizer

Like any other succulent plant, the Sedum rubrotinctum does not need fertilizer. Using fertilizer is a good idea because the fertilizer won’t hurt your plant. You can use a soluble fertilizer in the seasons that your plant needs to feed. The best soil type that will favor the growth of your succulent plant is a well-draining soil. 

Water and sunlight

A spot that receives at least six hours of bright sunshine is best for Sedum rubrotinctum. If you decide to grow it indoors, choose a space close to the window that receives sufficient sunlight throughout the day.

Sedum rubrotinctum can survive arid conditions because it has an adaptation to it. If you decide to water it, then only when the soil is dry. The best watering method that will be best for the growth of your houseplant is the soak and dry.

Temperature and humidity

It is the atmospheric conditions that you ought to consider when planting the Sedum rubrotinctum. The plant does well in moderate humidity just like all other succulent plants.

High humid conditions may not be favorable and will be wise to transfer your plant indoors when the conditions change. Temperature is also essential but moist not go to the point where it begins to form frosts.


The best time to repot sedum Rubrotinctum is during the warm season. You will do the repotting when your plant outgrows its container.

Repotting is easy, take good care of the root bound, shake off all the old soils and transfer it to a larger pot with a drainage hole. Backfill with suitable soils and do not water it. Wait for at least a week or so before you begin watering it.

Pruning and propagation

Here, you will have leaves and stem cuttings to select. You can trim your plant to give it that beautiful look then use the stem or leave cuttings for propagation. Use stem cuttings from a healthy plant and allow days for it to callous.

You will then place it in moist well-draining soils and cover it slightly to speed up the process of root developments. You can water the plant when the soil dries out.

Pests and diseases

Overwatering the plant will make it begin shading leaves and eventually start rotting. As always the rule of thumb, the plant can do well even under neglect, and you don’t have to focus so much on watering them.

Aphids and mealybugs won’t miss infesting the plants. You will be doing well if you spray it once or even twice a year.


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To conclude, Sedum rubrotinctum is a beautiful plant that won’t demand a lot from you. If you get everything right from the beginning, it becomes easier and efficient to improve with time. Consider the care tips aforementioned and keep your beautiful houseplant healthy.

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