How to care for Sedum Rubrotinctum

Sedum Rubrotinctum, also known as Jelly Bean, is a colorful succulent plant. Native to Mexico, this succulent plant can reach a maximum height of about 20 cm (8 inches).  This succulent plant can be a  beautiful addition to your room or garden.  Its stems are greatly capable to trail the sides of containers, so depending on interest, it can also be a great hanging plant. The Sedum Rubrotinctum’s leaves can grow up to a maximum length of about 1 inch long. The Sedum Rubrotinctum is a hardy succulent plant that thrives in bright full sunlight to indirect light.

This plant produces star-shaped, bright yellow flowers in the presence of enough sunlight. This plant can also be planted in outdoor conditions, in the summer season, as it has good nature, and it can efficiently survive in the heat. The sun exposure makes it green and bright leaves even much more beautiful as tips are turned red in sunlight. 

How to water Sedum Rubrotinctum

For your Sedum Rubrotinctum to thrive, you should take the correct watering measurements. You should water the soil and let it completely then let the soil dry out completely before watering again. Water every 10 – 14 days is a good amount of time between waterings. Be careful to have a well drained pot as these plants do not like to to be kept in standing water. They key is to water again once the soil is completely dry. It is important not to spray bottle water your succulent plant. Instead soak the soil itself for proper watering.

How to repot Sedum Rubrotinctum 

Repotting should only be done when the pot gets too crowded and is no more capable to support further growth. During the complete process of repotting, plants should be handled with great care, as its leaves are extremely sensitive, and they may fell with a slight touch. 

These leaves can also be propagated to produce more plants. For this purpose, the cut end can be poked to the moist, and well-drained soil, and they will be easily rooted. Repotting is the most challenging part of care for this plant. If some of the plant parts are sprawling away from the pot, then repotting is not a must approach, but if the looks are not vibrant, then they can be repotted in another container, and fresh potting mix. 

Avoiding Leaves Dropping 

Any slight mismanagement related to underwatering, or overwatering can cause leaves dropping in Sedum Rubrotinctum. So, pots should be provided with drainage holes, and irrigation should be carefully done by considering the needs of the plant. The potting medium should be allowed to dry in between the irrigation intervals. 

The average humidity in the surrounding conditions of this plant should range between 30-40%, or less than this mentioned value, while temperature should range between 18-24 degrees Celsius. As this plant is a desert native, so management of additional humidity is not even a concern. 

Soil Care for Sedum Rubrotinctum

Sedum Rubrotinctum survives best in the fast draining and sandy medium. Moreover, in the summer and spring times, good quality water-soluble, and liquid fertilizers should also be applied to minimize the nutritional deficiencies. 

Cactus mix along with perlite can also be used. Moreover, growers can also mix good quality healthy soil, potting mix, and organic material, as it will provide excellent conditions for growth and survival. 

How to Propagate Sedum Rubrotinctum

Sedum Rubrotinctum can be easily propagated by using leaves or stems, however, only good quality and disease-free plant parts should be selected for propagation purposes. After cutting the leaves and stems should be poked for a small interval, and after this, they can be inserted in a moist growing medium. After inserting in soil, root growth can be observed in only 3-4 weeks. However, the plant should not be exposed to direct sunlight in the initial growth stages. 

Level of Care 

It is a versatile plant, and has many interesting features, as it can grow well in the presence of sunlight, and can also survive prolonged shade periods. So, based on these characteristics, this plant can grow well with minimum attention and care. Owners should keep this plant away from pets, animals, and children, as it is an extremely delicate plant, and any touch can cause great damage to the leaves.