Scientific name: Sedum pachyphyllum
Common name: Jelly Beans, Many Fingers, Blue Jelly Beans
The silver-green Succulent has short, thick leaves and a stem. It is great for ground cover once it starts to trail. There are yellow flowers in the summer.
Quick Look at Sedum pachyphyllum
- Full sun to partial shade
- Typical water needs for a succulent
- Plant grows up to 12″ (30.5 cm) tall
Plant grows up to 36″ (91.5 cm) wide
- Zone 9a (Minimum 20° F | -6.7° C)
- Not cold hardy
- Propagation by leaves and stem cuttings
- Can be toxic to animals
- Summer Dormant
General Care for Sedum pachyphyllum “Jelly Beans”
It’s perfect for hanging baskets or rock gardens because it adds a lot of suspense when it grows, and then spills when it begins to trail.
The watering needs for a succulent are typical. The “soak and dry” method will allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings.
Where to Plant
If you live in a zone that gets colder than 20 F, it’s best to plant theJelly Beans in a container that can be brought indoors. It does well in both full and partial sun.
You can plant in an area of your garden that gets 6 hours of sunlight a day. If you’re in the Northern Hemisphere, place a room that gets a lot of sunlight near a southern-facing window.
How to Propagate Sedum pachyphyllum “Jelly Beans”
Jelly Beans grow very well from leaves.
If you want to propagation a leaf, gently twist the leaf from the stem. The leaf should be a clean pull, where no part of the leaf is left on the stem. This will increase the chances of a successful propagation.
You can collect the dropped leaves if you want, as well as propagating them, although this is not to be confused with signs of over-watering.
Allow the leaf to dry out for a day or two before placing it on the soil.
To growJelly Beans, use a sterile knife or scissors. Allow the main plant’s stem to callous for several days before placing it on well-draining soil. Water whenever the soil has dried out.