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Sedum pachyphyllum

Jelly Beans, Many Fingers, Blue Jelly Beans

This silver-green succulent has short, thick leaves and a woody stem. Once it begins to trail, this Sedum is great for ground cover. Watch for yellow flowers in the summer.

Quick Look:

  • 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

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Care and Propagation Information

General Care for Sedum pachyphyllum “Jelly Beans”

Sedum pachyphyllum adds great “thriller” to succulent arrangements as it grows, and then “spiller” when it begins to trail, making it perfect for hanging baskets or rock gardens.

Watering

Sedum pachyphyllum has typical watering needs for a succulent. It's best to use the “soak and dry” method, and allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings.

Where to Plant

“Jelly Beans” is not cold hardy, so if you live in a zone that gets colder than 20° F (-6.7° C), it's best to plant this succulent in a container that can be brought indoors. It does well in full to partial sun.

Plant in an area of your garden that gets 6 hours of sunlight a day. If planting indoors, place in a room that gets a lot of sunlight, such as near a southern-facing window (if you're in the Northern Hemisphere).

How to Propagate Sedum pachyphyllum “Jelly Beans”

“Jelly Beans” propagates extremely well from leaves.

Leaves

When taking a leaf for propagation, gently twist the leaf from the stem. Be sure that the leaf you get is a “clean pull,” where no part of the leaf is left on the stem. This will give you a better chance of a successful propagation.

It is not uncommon for Sedum pachyphyllum to “drop leaves.” (Although this is not to be confused with signs of over-watering) You can collect the dropped leaves and propagate them as well!

Allow the leaf to callous over for a day or two before placing it on well-draining soil.

Cuttings

To grow “Jelly Beans” from cuttings, use a sterile, sharp knife or pair of scissors. Remove a stem from the main plant, and allow it to callous for several days before placing on well-draining soil. Water whenever the soil has dried out completely.