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Sedum Rubrotinctum is an ornamental plant known for its bean shaped plump leaves. This plant is a desired addition to your garden as they turn into yellow-red during the summer. These belong to the family of Crassulaceae.
Sedum Rubrotinctum is a short leaf succulent plant usually used for ornamentation. The plant resembles beans hence are called as pork and beans. Some common names of Sedum Rubrotinctum are jelly beans and stonecrop. They belong to the family of Crassulaceae.
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.
Sedum Rubrotinctum are an easy to grow perennial plants which can tolerate all types of soil but can't survive drastic climatic. It is a poisonous plant, it may cause irritation when touched. You can grow them in containers or in small places.
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 a window.
Bring the plant inside during the night as it cannot survive cold.
Well-draining soil is a must for Sedum Rubrotinctum. It also 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 to 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, so not many pests affect it.
At times Sedum 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 novice gardener, then the plant is perfect for you to excel in your gardening skills.
These are the ornamental plant.