The Sedum Rubrotinctum ‘Clausen’ succulent is also known as the jellybean plant due to its leaves that are in the shape of a jellybean! This succulent is a perennial herb with plump and shiny leaves colored bright pink to red in summer and sharp green in winter.
The succulent originated in Mexico, belongs to the Crassulaceae family, and is a hybrid of Sedum Stahili and Sedum Pachphyllum.
Due to its uniqueness and versatility, it is kept indoors and outdoors. It has a particular look because its leaves have a rare shape and form. However, this is an easy-going plant with very low maintenance standards.
If you want to keep a cute ornamental plant in your home, look no further than this amazing hybrid plant. In this article, we will guide you on what factors to consider if you want to grow healthy succulents, so stay tuned and walk through the end of this article!
Sedum Rubrotinctum ‘Clausen’ Care
Like all succulents, the Sedum Rubrotinctum ‘Clausen’ loves the sun. If you want bright and healthy succulents, keep them in the sunlight daily for about 6 hours. The more sunlight the plant gets exposed to, its leaves are brighter. However, ensure you don’t fry the succulents in the burning heat of the afternoon sun. Try to keep the succulents outdoors during the morning, as the sun is bright but non-fiery at that time.
In the winter months, try to keep the plant outdoors during the afternoon and indoors during the evening and at night. That is because the succulent is not frost-hardy, and due to the cold weather, it needs strength from the sun in the form of sunlight.
Firstly, keep in mind that overwatering the plant is just out of the window because it will be the death of the plants.
In summer and autumn, this plant needs water once or twice (max thrice) a week. Whereas in winter, watering it once a week is more than enough (that too if the soil is dried completely.) Moreover, ensure no stagnant water remains in the pot once you are done watering it. If there’s water sitting in the plant, it will fall victim to root rot!
Unlike other succulents, this succulent requires proper fertilizers for their proper growth. The fertilizer type isn’t necessary because organic fertilizer may do the job. The period through which the plant should be fertilized is about 1-2 months. After using the fertilizer, you should water the plant with fermented pork and beans. If one wants to use the perfect fertilizer, one should go to the market to buy the succulent fertilizer, which will be more successful and suitable for growing.
However, the use of fertilizers should be between springs and early summers only because throughout the rest months; the succulents are mostly dormant; hence using fertilizers might be the wrong decision.
Sedum Rubrotinctums is quite different from the others. Other succulents require well-draining soil, while this plant requires soil through which air can pass through quickly. Yes, it is a weird requirement, but it is essential. The perfect amount of soil should be less as a lot of soil may eliminate the air requirement. The soil can be a mixture of cinder and peat, which is not that fertile but is quite airy and well-draining. Occasionally, the owner should keep a check on the soil conditions and whether the soil is usable or not.
Temperature and Humidity
The range in which your plant will easily grow varies from 8-28 degree centigrade. If the plant didn’t receive proper lights and people, the plant would look incomplete.
Propagating Sedum Rubrotinctum ‘Clausen’
The propagation process is quite simple. You’ll have to remove the elder leaves from the old plants. The picket-out plants will need to be dried up in a cool place. Afterward, place them in soils that are well drained.
Plant and Pest Diseases
The most common type of plant disease amongst most succulent is root rot. When excess water is given to plants, it disables them from growing, and their roots rot. To cure this, a solution may be applied to the affected area.
The most common pests on Sedum Rubrotinctum ‘Clausen’ is the white pita bug, resulting from overwatering and poor ventilation. If the number of bugs is a few, then it can be killed off manually by just washing them off. But if the number is larger, it would be advisable to use special sprays.
You may find it difficult to gather information about Sedum Rubrotinctum Clausen as it is a rare and different kind of succulent. If one plans to grow it, they must look at all these requirements so that they do not face any issues but rather have fun growing this plant. Good luck!!