How to Grow Sedum Aurora

Written by Laveréna Wienclaw

Most succulents are green and have sharp edges, but this colorful plant is bright and bulbous!

Planting & Care

  • The soil needs can be fulfilled by most commercial cactus soil mixtures. The soil needs to be well draining to avoid root rot. If the soil maintains too much moisture, sand should be mixed into the soil to fix this problem.
  • While water will help the sedum grow better and faster, the natural drought resistance will keep the plant thriving even if you forget about it during a stressful week.
  • Only water when the soil is completely dry (you can test this by poking a finger into the soil and checking for any moisture.)
  • This bean-looking plant needs lots of sun to reach its full potential, but can still survive beautifully in low-light window sills.

Fun Facts & Common Claims

  • This beauty comes from Mexico.
  • The succulent is very heat tolerant, making it a perfect addition to a desert homestead.
  • Some common names, that are maybe more intuitive than Sedum rubrotinctum Aurora, are: Pink Stonecrop, and Pink Jelly Beans
  • Commonly used in succulent arrangements for its colorful hanging foliage and soft shape.
  • While the plant may look like a bundle of scrumptious jelly beans, it's as poisonous as most succulents are and should not be eaten by humans or animals.

Personal Experience

This is one of my favorite succulents! It's so bright even when it's not flowering, and the jelly bean foliage is so interesting and different from the regular lotus-style succulents you see everywhere.

Confession time: I honestly forgot about my pot of Sedum Aurora for a month when moving and it survived just fine. This is a warrior plant that can survive even the busiest (or most forgetful) gardener.

Published on October 30th 2018. Last updated 9 months ago.