If you’re happy and you know it, plant some beans. But not just any ol’ beans - jelly beans (Sedum rubrotinctum)! Their chubby little leaves with tinges of red or pink just scream to be pinched every time you pass them. Great for pots, open terrariums or on their own in a glass jar. It is hard to resist the joy these little jelly beans provide.


How to grow jelly beans in your garden

  1. Choose a partly shaded to sunny spot in the garden, that has well-drained soil and is sheltered from afternoon sun. Enrich the soil with Yates Dynamic Lifter Soil Improver & Plant Fertiliser. If the soil is clay based, add gypsum and fork in well. 
  2. Dig the planting hole twice as wide and to the same depth as the root-ball. Remove the plant from the container, gently tease the roots.
  3. Position in hole and backfill with soil, gently firming down. Always water in well after planting to settle the soil around the roots and keep the soil lightly moist for several weeks while the new plant establishes.
  4. Mulch with an organic mulch, or stones and pebbles ensuring to keep it away from the base of the plant.
  5. Water regularly allowing the soil to dry out between watering.
  6. Feed your succulent every month from Spring to Autumn with Yates Dynamic Lifter Liquid. 

How to grow jelly beans in a pot

  1. Choose a pot just deeper than the existing root-ball and position indoors in an area that receives part shade to full sun, but is sheltered from the harsh afternoon sun. 
  2. Partially fill the pot with quality, free-draining mix, specially formulated for succulents. 
  3. Remove the plant from the container, gently tease the roots. 
  4. Position in hole and backfill with potting mix, gently firming down. Water in lightly. 
  5. Feed lightly with Yates Dynamic Lifter Liquid Concentrate in Spring.  

Growing tips

  • Perfect for terrariums, in mixed plantings or as a specimen plant.
  • Jelly beans can be easily propagated through cuttings and through leaf propagation. When propagating, ensure that you allow the ends of the leaves or stems to dry out slightly prior to placing in a good quality seed raising mix.

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