Sedum rubrotinctum

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Sedum rubrotinctum
Sedum rubrotinctum.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Saxifragales
Family: Crassulaceae
Genus: Sedum
Species: S. rubrotinctum
Binomial name
Sedum rubrotinctum
R.T.Clausen
Sedum Pork and Beans

Sedum rubrotinctum or Sedum × rubrotinctum, and commonly known as the jelly bean plant, or pork and beans. It is a species of Sedum from the Crassulaceae family of plants.

Nicknamed for its short leaves that resemble jelly beans, especially when taking on a protective hue.[1] The plant was named officially as a distinct species in 1948. It is a succulent plant originating in Mexico.[2]

Description[edit]

The leaves of the Sedum rubrotinctum plant change colour from green to red during the summer months as a protective adaptation[1][3] They sprout bright yellow flowers from between the leaves in mid-spring.[1]

Taxonomy

It has also been classified as a hybrid plant [4] — of Sedum pachyphyllum × Sedum stahlii — named Sedum × rubrotinctum .

Cultivation[edit]

Sedum rubrotinctum is cultivated as an ornamental plant, for planting in gardens and as potted plants. It is grown very easily and tolerates all types of soil except for those that are poorly drained. It grows very well in summer, can take variations in climate, although it is not frost-tolerant.

New plants may be grown from leaves (or beans) that drop off or are separated from the stem and laid on the soil.

Sedum rubrotinctum is poisonous and may cause irritation when ingested or touched.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Sedum rubrotinctum (Pork and Beans)". Backyardgardener.com. Retrieved 2010-04-27. 
  2. ^ "Jelly Bean – Sedum rubrotinctum – Indoor House Plants – Plant Encyclopedia Database at". Plantcare.com. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2010-04-27. 
  3. ^ "Pork and Beans (Sedum rubrotinctum)". Desert-tropicals.com. Retrieved 2010-04-27. 
  4. ^ Sedum × rubrotinctum; R.T.Clausen (1948)

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