Sedum pachyphyllum: How to Grow and Care for Jelly Beans, Many Fingers, Blue Jelly Beans

Sedum pachyphyllum Jelly Beans, Many Fingers, Blue Jelly Beans

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.


  1. Sedum pachyphyllum (Jelly Beans, Many Fingers, Blue Jelly Beans) – Wikipedia

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