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Sedum rubrotinctum is a short leaf succulent plant. The plant resembles beans hence are called as pork and beans. Some common names of Sedum Rubrotinctum is jelly beans and stonecrop. They belong to the family of Crassulaceae.
Sedum rubrotinctum is a short leaf succulent plant. The leaves have a special feature which makes them stand out. They have the ability to switch colors from green to red in the month of summer. Some common names of Sedum Rubrotinctum is jelly beans and stonecrop.
They belong to the family of Crassulaceae.
It is easy to grow plant which can tolerate all types of soil but can't survive drastic climatic. Sedum rubrotinctum is a poisonous plant. it may cause irritation when touched. You can grow them in containers or in small places.
These are perennial plants.
The mature height of the plant is around 7 to 12 inches while they spread around 6 to 10 inches under the groundcover.
They require full direct sunlight to grow. 2 to 4 hours of afternoon sunlight is best for the plant.
If you notice that leaves are turning yellow and are falling more than the usual, then move the plant under a shade.
If you are planting it indoors then place it towards the east facing window.
Bring the plant inside during the night as it cannot survive cold.
A fast well-draining soil is a must. Sedum rubrotinctum requires a very sharp drainage of the soil as they are desert plants.
The plant can't thrive frost; so make sure to pay attention during the variation of the climate.
The plant needs loamy or a sandy soil. They can also survive in drought or dry soil.
Make sure you maintain the average moisture of the soil. Avoid waterlogging especially during the winters where wet soil could be dangerous.
The color of the flower is pink and they bloom in late summers.
The foliage of Sedum rubrotinctum is vivid green which changes its color from red and yellow in summer.
Fertilize the plant with 2:1 ratio of compost and charcoal. Feed it with a slow releasing nitrogen-based fertilizer. During the growing period, fertilize the plant with cactus mix once or twice in a month.
It is a delicate plant. The leaves are tender and can fall off easily.
You can use cow manure or cracked eggshell twice in a week to stimulate its growth.
As it is a poisonous plant, not many pests affect it.
At times S. rubrotinctum can be prone to aphids and flies. You can get rid of them by spraying insecticidal soap or Neem oil over the foliage.
If you are a neophyte gardener, then the plant is perfect for you to excel in your gardening skills.
These are ornamental plant.