Sedum pachyphyllum (Many Fingers)

Sedum pachyphyllum (Many Fingers)

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Sedum pachyphyllum, commonly known as Many Fingers or the Jelly Bean Plant, is a fun-looking succulent from the Crassulaceae family.

This plant is native to Mexico, and so they're used to high temperatures and direct sun exposure.

Many Fingers can be grown in a shrub-like manner, or alternatively can produce a dense ground cover. It can even be allowed to trail from hanging baskets. Its thick leaves are what give this plant its common name.

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Like the majority of succulents, Many Fingers are very low maintenance plants. In fact, they tend to thrive on neglect, and it's much easier to kill one by giving it too much attention (such as too frequent watering) than by just leaving it to its own devices.

They need plenty of sunlight and only occasional watering. Be sure to protect it from colder temperatures and frost - if you keep yours outdoors then bring it inside for the winter to avoid your plant being damaged by the cold.

Ensure that the soil your Many Fingers is planted in is well-draining, as it won't handle being kept in waterlogged soil very well. If you're ever unsure, it's better to hold off on watering than to risk watering too much.

Sedum pachyphyllum (Many Fingers)


Many Fingers can grow up to 1 foot (30 cm) tall and will eventually become a bit straggly-looking with age. However, young plants have a compact, bushy look that makes them a lovely display plant.

This plant may sometimes produce flowers during the warmer months - these are small yellow blooms that are shaped like stars.

Unfortunately, Many Fingers can be a bit delicate - its leaves can easily fall off if they are brushed against or handled too roughly. It's therefore a good idea to keep this plant out of reach of children and pets.