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Sedum rubrotinctum, commonly known as the Jelly Bean Plant, or Pork and Beans, 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. The plant was named officially as a distinct species in 1948. It is a succulent plant originating in Mexico, that is grown very easily and tolerates all types of soil except for those that are poorly drained. It grows very well in summer, but can take variations in climate although it is not frost-tolerant. The leaves of this plant change colour from green to red during the summer months as a protective adaptation, and sprout bright yellow flowers from between the leaves in mid-spring. 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.
Found this specimen in a bit of a bad condition on a garden, but i have a few of them at home, since they are easy to mantain.