Sedum pachyphyllum, commonly known as “Jelly Beans” or “Succulent Beans”, is a small ground-hugging shrubby succulent. It has ¼” thick blue green leaves resembling jelly beans and which are about an inch long. Over time, the silvery stems lengthen and grow along the ground, dropping leaf segments which root to become another plant. In summer, Sedum pachyphyllum will bloom with yellow star-shaped flowers. In cooler dry weather, when grown in full sun, the plant’s leaf tips will take on a reddish hue.
A slow release fertilizer works well for Sedum pachyphyllum, and it can tolerate irrigation if the soil has excellent drainage. It is best located in a somewhat protected place where the stems won’t be knocked about as leaf segments easily detach to become new plants. There are several different cultivars of this plant available as well.
Sedum pachyphyllum, a native of Mexico, is easily propagated from stem and leaf cuttings. It can also be sown from seed.
This plant is often grown in containers as a houseplant. Sedum pachyphyllum also works in gardens outdoors where it makes a pale sea green ground cover over time. It is a fantastic dry rock garden plant, especially when grown with other contrasting sedums and small succulents.
Names and Synonyms: Echeveria coccinea forma cristata
Common Names: Stonecrop, Succulent Beans, Blue Jelly Bean Plant, Jelly Beans, Many Fingers
Origin: Originates from Sierra Mixta, San Luis, and Oaxaca, Mexico
Size Label: 1 Gallon
Cold Tolerance: 15 to 20°F, -9.4 to -6.7°C
Heat Tolerance: Very high heat tolerance
Light Requirement: Light shade to full sun
Water needs: Very drought tolerant
Uses: This plant is often grown in containers as a houseplant. It is suitable for indoors in a bright indoor location. It also works in gardens outdoors where it makes a nice pale sea green ground cover over time. It is a fantastic dry rock garden plant, especially when grown with other contrasting sedums and small succulents.
Propagation: Sedum pachyphyllum is easily propagated from stem and leaf cuttings. It can also be sown from seed.
Problems: Needs well-draining soil to avoid fungal rot in cool weather. Occasional problems with aphids.s on the flower buds especially when grown indoors.
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