Sedum rubrotinctum: How to Grow and Care for Pork and Beans, Jelly Beans

Sedum rubrotinctum Pork and Beans, Jelly Beans

Scientific name: Sedum rubrotinctum

Common name: Pork and Beans, Jelly Beans

The bright green leaves of this fun plant turn a deep red in the sun. It displays yellow flowers in the Spring.

Quick Look at Sedum rubrotinctum

  • Full sun
  • Typical water needs for a succulent
  • Plant grows up to 12″ (30 cm) tall
  • Zone 9a (Minimum 20° F | -6.7° C)
  • Not cold hardy
  • Propagation by leaves and stem cuttings
  • Can be toxic to humans and animals
  • Summer Dormant

General Care for sedum-rubrotinctum-pork-and-beans

Pork and Beans is a fun succulent with round, bean-like leaves. It’s very popular with succulent lovers. The leaves turn red when they are happy.


The water needs of other Succulents is 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 pork and beans in a container that can be brought indoors. It does well in the sun and shade.

There is an area of your garden that gets 6 hours of sunlight a day.

Commonly Mistaken For

It has more pink to the leaves and can be variegated. The flowers of Aurora are a lighter yellow.

How to Propagate Sedum rubrotinctum “Pork and Beans”

The propagator is easily grown from any leaves that fall from the plant.


“Pork and Beans” grows 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.

Allow the leaf to dry out for a day or two before placing it on the soil.


To grow pork and 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 rubrotinctum (Pork and Beans, Jelly Beans) – Wikipedia

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