How to Grow and Care for Jelly Bean Plant

Written by Maggie

Nov 03 2021

How to Grow and Care for Jelly Bean Plant

Jelly Bean Plant (Sedum X Rubrotinctum Clausen) is a succulent plant that is easy to grow and die, but can explode easily if kept well. How to grow a succulent Jelly Bean Plant? We should start with soil, water, light, temperature, and fertilizer.

Jelly Bean Plant
Jelly Bean Plant - one of the best succulents for beginners

How to grow succulent Jelly Bean Plant

1. Proper soil for Jelly Bean Plant

Jelly Bean Plant does not require much soil. What it needs most is loose and breathable. The substrate can be a mixture of cinder and peat, which is not only fertile, but also breathable and drainage so that plants can grow better.

2. Water properly for Jelly Bean Plant

Jelly Bean Plant is resistant to drought and waterlogging, and usually gets wet and dry when watered. Water once a week in spring and autumn. In summer it can be 1 ~ 2 days watering, but reduce the amount of water appropriately; Water it once every 1 ~ 2 weeks in winter. Water thoroughly and avoid root rot due to stagnant water.

3. The light for Jelly Bean Plant

Proper light is essential for the Jelly Bean Plant, which needs plenty of sunlight to grow. However, in summer, when the temperature exceeds 35℃, it may cause sunburn, so proper shade ventilation is needed. Mild sunshine in other seasons is totally acceptable.

4. Control the temperature for Jelly Bean Plant

The suitable temperature for jelly bean plant growth is between 8℃ and 28℃, beyond which the growth will slow down or even stop. The foliage of Jelly Bean Plant turns bright red when the temperature drops in late autumn.

5. Apply fertilizer rationally for Jelly Bean Plant

If you want a Jelly Bean Plant to explode the pot, you need to apply proper fertilizer. Generally, organic fertilizer is applied once every half a month. You can use fermented rice washing water to irrigate the pot. Also we can go to the flower market to buy the special fertilizer succulent, which will be more suitable for the growth of succulent. 

The propagation methods of Jelly Bean Plant

1. Leaf insertion propagation

Jelly Bean Plant is relatively easy to grow. Remove the leaves from a heavy Plant during the growing season and let the wound dry in a cool place. Then you can place it in a slightly wet pot, keep it wet, and if the temperature is right, it will soon take root. When the root system grows to 2 ~ 3 cm, it can be transplanted.

Jelly Bean Plant

2. Cutting head propagation

Cut the stem and leaves of Jelly Bean Plant directly, leave the root system in the soil, cut the stem and leaves after drying the wound, then re-cuttage.In the cutting process, spray the solution of carbendazole to sterilize, avoid infection of stem and leaf, after a period of time, the root will grow new stem and leaf, and the stem and leaf of cutting after a period of time can also grow the root system.

Common diseases and insect pest control

1. Scale insects

The common pest on Jelly Bean Plant is the scale bug, which is usually white and is usually caused by overwatering, stagnant soil and poor ventilation. If the amount is small, it can be killed manually. If the amount is large, it is necessary to spray special agents for prevention and control.

2. Stem rot

The common disease of Jelly Bean Plant is stem rot, which is also caused by improper watering and poor ventilation. It will cause the stem rot of the Plant. It needs timely detection and treatment, or it will lead to the death of the Plant.T opsyn solution can be applied to the affected area, and will be quickly effective.

If you want to grow Jelly Bean Plant well, you need to know how to manage Jelly Bean Plant and how to solve common problems. Growing Jelly Bean Plant can cause problems such as growing its leaves and leaves without color, which not only affects the Plant's growth, but also makes it less attractive to watch, especially in terms of watering and lighting. If controlled properly, the Jelly Bean Plant can be easily raised and blown out.

How to care for Jelly Bean Plant

1. How to care for Jelly Bean Plant branches and leaves grow in vain

When growing Jelly Bean Plant, it is easy to get a condition in which the branches are thin and the leaves are not compact enough, which greatly reduces the ornamental value. This is usually caused by problems with light and watering, namely insufficient light and the frequency of watering.

Solution : In case of the problem of growing branches and leaves in a Jelly Bean Plant, the plant can be beheaded, which can restrain the growth of the plant and turn the single-headed Jelly Bean Plant into a multi-headed one. The cut plants can also be used for cuttings and propagation.Then improve the lighting and watering methods to avoid growing again.

Jelly Bean Plant

2. How to care for Jelly Bean Plant not turning red

The color of a Jelly Bean Plant leaf can change. Green leaves can turn red, hence the name Jelly Bean Plant. But if you want it to change color, you need enough light and temperature, and if you don't get enough light and temperature, the leaves in the Jelly Bean Plant will always be green and won't change color.

Solution: In the fall, when the temperature difference between day and night is high, it's best to start Jelly Bean Plant if you want to change its color. Increase the amount of light each day, the autumn sun is not very strong, you can make the Jelly Bean Plant exposed to full sun, after a period of time it can turn red.

3. How to care for Jelly Bean Plant leaf melting water

If you water the Jelly Bean Plant too much, it can easily turn its leaves into water and kill the Plant. Watering succulents is always a headache and it is easy to overwater and cause the plants to rot.

Solution : If you water too much accidentally, drain immediately. Remove the plant from the pot, root and soil, and leave it in a cool place to dry before restarting the pot. We must choose loose breathable, good drainage soil as a substrate for cultivation. Wait until the soil is dry before watering.