Sedum Rubrotinctum

Last week, I took my kids to Lowe’s. I must start early if I want home improvement stores to be one of their favorite places on earth.

We picked up a few of these guys:

These are my first succulents ever! Can you believe it? After Nester and Sherry posted about their succulents, I began thinking how fun it would be to have a tiny little plant in my home. My hubby and I agreed on a “plant budget” and I headed out to gather some flowers, herbs, soil, etc. And when I saw these lovely plants, I decided they should come home with me as well. Don’t worry – they fit into the budget. With a few $buckaroos$ to spare, I might add.

Meet SedumΒ Rubrotinctum – aka the Jelly Bean Plant or Pork and Beans. Which name do you like? I personally like the Jelly Bean name…but I’m kinda partial to Pork and Beans too because it’s a little weird. And I suppose I’m a bit partial to weird items in general.

He’s a friendly plant, I think. He’s nice and little. And I need to show you where I put this particular fellow. But that will have to wait because I’m not finished with his home.

This guy came in a 4-pack. Notice the “pot” he’s in?

It’s a very expensive plant pot that can only be found in specialty stores.

Lies. All lies. Actually, a friend brought me some yummy tiramisu in this little dish after I gave birth to my little man. The tiramisu was amazing (thanks, Lauren!!) and the glasses were just so fun I couldn’t throw them out. When I brought my jelly bean plant home, I decided these ex-tiramisu glasses would be perfect.

I just loosened up the roots a bit, added a little soil, and voila:


I also put 2 in my guest room:


I’ve had this dish for years. I think I got it from my Grandma who got it from her Grandma. I used to think it was rather ugly and only kept it because my Grandma gave it to me. A couple years ago, I decided it was cool and had character. So I put it in my guest room. And now there are a couple cute succulents making a home out of it.

Those are the newest additions to my home. They make me happy every time I see them. Now if I can just keep them alive…

Have you ever tried to grow succulents? Have any pointers for me?


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  1. oh my… you thought that milk glass was ugly…I don’t think we can be friends anymore. πŸ˜‰

    Laine and I would gladly take it off your hands any time you wish. Oh and it is in your guest room – hmmmm…need to reschedule my visit. πŸ˜‰

    just thought you might want to know – don’t sell it for $0.50 at a yard sale either – here is one selling on ebay.

    It is Fenton – EXPENSIVE GLASS that only increases in value over time πŸ™‚

    so maybe you will like it a little more now. πŸ˜‰

  2. Jen G says:

    You might have a better chance of keeping your adorable new plants alive by providing some drainage. Since I’m guessing you don’t want to drill holes in your pretty containers, some rocks layered at the bottom would work. Just sayin’. πŸ™‚

  3. Christa says:

    Thanks, Jen! I did consider the drainage factor. However, I decided against it because I have a couple plants that have survived my “gardening skills” and have no drainage. Here’s hoping? πŸ˜‰

  4. Christa says:

    teehee…I know, I know. Well, I like it more because it’s from my Grandma. And I promise I won’t sell it because it gives me happy memories of her. πŸ˜€

  5. Kia says:

    Cute little plant! I am not big into plants but I would have a perfect spot in the house for one….hmmm…might have to run to Lowe’s!

  6. Tonya says:

    I have never tried succulents but these look lovely and healthy! I literally have one indoor plant that has survived me for 14 years. πŸ™‚ All the rest are outside in the garden. I really like the succulent in the white grandmother dish. I agree with Christina at the top–don’t sell at a yard sale. I sell on Ebay myself and that looks like a very unusual piece of milk glass. πŸ™‚

  7. Christa says:

    Thanks, Tonya! And way to go on your indoor plant that has lasted 14 years. You must have a vibrant, green thumb. πŸ™‚ Thanks so much for stopping by!!

  8. I love it in that glass! I just planted my first succulents too and posted about them as well. Great minds think alike!

    Visiting from the Nester’s party! Off to check out more here! πŸ™‚

  9. Molly says:

    I have them (succulents) all over my house and porch. I love desert fauna! Anyway, your planting is fine; yes, water it sparingly – only when the soil is dried out. If it starts losing color or turning something ugly, you’re probably over-watering it. Just let it be. I like to cover the dirt with white sand or little white rocks — just classes it up a bit. Good luck! Before you know it, you’ll be buying more of jelly bean’s cousins and adding them all to a single bowl. It’s very tempting once you start and see how easy (and pretty) they are.

  10. Wendy J says:

    Christa! Thanks for joining the party! I love that you’re putting succulents in milk glass and fun containers. Great ideas.

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