Pork and Beans, Christmas Cheer, Banana Cactus

Sedum rubrotinctum

Family: Crassulaceae (krass-yoo-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Sedum (SEE-dum) (Info)
Species: rubrotinctum (roo-broh-TINK-tum) (Info)


Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Cactus and Succulents

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


6-12 in. (15-30 cm)


9-12 in. (22-30 cm)


USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun


Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Pale Yellow

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring


Grown for foliage


Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:


Propagation Methods:

From woody stem cuttings

Allow cut surface to callous over before planting

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Mesa, Arizona

Anderson, California

August, California

Calabasas, California

Canoga Park, California

Carlsbad, California

Casa De Oro-mount Helix, California

Clayton, California

Fairfield, California

Fresno, California

Lodi, California

Los Angeles, California

Manhattan Beach, California

Norwalk, California

Perris, California

Pinole, California

Pleasant Hill, California

Reseda, California

Sacramento, California

Salinas, California

San Jose, California

San Leandro, California

San Marcos, California

Vista, California (2 reports)

Oldsmar, Florida

Sebring, Florida

Chalmette, Louisiana

Picayune, Mississippi

Cleveland, Ohio

Aloha, Oregon

Gold Hill, Oregon

Tionesta, Pennsylvania

Centerville, Tennessee

Lenoir City, Tennessee

Lockhart, Texas

North Richland Hills, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Oct 24, 2008, BlissfulGarden from Baton Rouge, LA wrote:

Dwarf variety of the popular jelly bean plant, reaching a height of only 4". Hardy outdoors to 32 degrees F. Protect from freezing temperatures.


On May 19, 2008, palms2345us from Beaverton, OR wrote:

My friend and I bought this plant at farmers market per se. He had his directly in the ground with river rock around it. It survived..it had red tips to the "leaves" for lack of words for the nubs..but its still living and its growing..we are in zone 8b here in Beaverton, OR. I think this might be a plant for zone 8b if given good conditions..


On Aug 31, 2005, Scorpioangel from Gold Hill, OR (Zone 7a) wrote:

nice plant. Starts wherever pieces hit the ground. Great yellow flower.