Sedum morganianum 'Burrito'

Sedum morganianum 'Burrito'


Sedum burrito (Baby Burro's Tail)

Sedum burrito (Baby Burro's Tail) is an attractive succulent with trailing stems densely packed with fleshy, grey-green to blue-green…

How to Grow Sedum Morganianum

If you want to experience the joy of this gorgeous succulent, you may find yourself asking “how do you care for sedum morganianum?”

Never fear, the answer is here. Follow these tips and your sedum plant will not only grow well for you but thrive.

Sunlight needs for burro’s tail plant

This sedum variety can be grown both indoors and outdoors. It grows best in filtered bright light to bring out the leaf color. It does not like extreme heat conditions and can easily scorch the leaves if given full sun.

Indoors it will be very happy in a south facing sunny window. My kitchen gets ample sunlight and the plant loves it here.

However, if you don’t give the plant enough light, the nodes between the leaves will get longer and so those plump leaves will not be as dense on the stems, ruining the look of the donkey’s tail that is so desirable.

It loves morning sunlight and afternoon shade. If you bring your indoor plants outside in the summer, keep this in mind to choose a good spot for it.

Keep burros tail away from drafts, although giving the plant cooler temperatures in winter may be just the boost it needs to encourage flowers to bloom in the spring.

The growing season is in spring and summer when the temperatures are hotter and the days are longer.

During the winter months, the plant is less active in growth. Keep Donkey’s tail plant in a cool place that gets lower light and cut back even more on watering.

When to water burro tail cactus

Water the plant when the top inch or so of the soil is dry. Keep up this watering practice all year long, except for in the winter, when you should only water infrequently.

The plant can be easily killed from too much water which can encourage root rot in succulents. It stores water in its plump leaves and this makes it very drought tolerant.

A good rule of sun is to water the plant every 10-14 days. The plant will dry out faster in a terra cotta planter than in a plastic one and small pots also dry out more quickly.

How do you propagate burro’s tail succulents?

Take care when handling the plant, since the leaves are quite delicate and will easily break off the stem.

If they do break, let them callous over at the end and then plant in a seed starting mixture. Roots will form in a few days and a new plant will grow easily.

Re-potting Burros Tail Sedum

If your plant becomes pot bound it will slow down on growth of the tails. You can check the roots by taking the plant out of the pot. If you see a mass of roots, it’s time to re-pot the plant.

Re-poting burro’s tail is best done in the warm seasons. Make sure the soil is dry before you start. Gently remove the replant and knock off some of the old soil.

Plant in a new pot that is one third larger and back fill with fresh succulent soil. Leave the plant dry for the first week and then resume watering.

Cold Hardiness for Donkey’s Tail Sedum

Sedum morganianum is considered a tender succulent. It can take minimum temperatures to about 41-45 degrees. Will generally overwinter in zones 10a to 11b.

If you are colder than these temperatures in your area, the plant is best grown as an indoor plant.

Growth habit for Sedum Morganianum

It is easy to see why the common names came to be when you examine the growth habit of the succulent. The plump leaves of the succulent look like many other sedums when it is young.

But when the plant is healthy and mature, both sedum morganianum and sedum burrito have a drooping nature that is perfect for hanging baskets. It is then that the plant looks so much like a donkey or burro’s tail.

Size of Burro’s Tail Sedum

This succulent perennial plant produces trailing stems that can generally reach up to 24 inches long or even longer. It has fleshy blue green plump leaves.

A mature plant can grow to 4 feet long and can take about 6 years to reach this size. This can be a challenge since the leaves easily fall off if they touch surrounding objects (or your hands!), leaving bald spots in your planter.

For best results, plant several of the stems in a planter to take advantage of the drooping habit of the plant.

It is a succulent perennial producing trailing stems up to 60 cm (24 in) long, with fleshy blue-green leaves and terminal pink to red flowers in summer. [1]

Sedum Morganianum Flowers

The flowers of donkey’s tail sedum come at the end of the plump full stem. It is amazing to see them on a mature plant, but even a smaller specimen has flowers worth waiting for.

The flowers range from pink and red flowers through to yellow and white and they will appear in the summer months.

Is sedum morganianum poisonous?

If you are a pet owner, you don’t need to worry about toxicity. In general, succulents can be a great choice for pets. Donkey tail sedum is non toxic to dogs, cats and horses.

What kind of soil does Burro’s Tail Succulent like?

All succulents like well draining soil. I like to use a specialty cactus and succulent soil[ for best results.

Sedum morganianum likes a soil that drains well. If you don’t use special cactus or succulent soil, you can add horticultural grade sand or perlite to a regular potting soil to give it better drainage.

The ideal PH for this plant is around 6.0 (slightly acidic). Feed the plant every other week in the growing season with a balanced succulent fertilizer.

To encourage more flowering, a 2-7-7 solution Cactus and Succulent Fertilizer is a good choice.

Diseases and Pests that like Donkey’s Tail Sedum

This plant is relatively pest free. Aphids might decide to make a home on it so keep an eye out for them and wash them off with a spray if you find them. Neem Oil also works and is organic.

The other problem that you are likely to encounter with Burro’s Tail is root rot from over-watering. The solution is simple – just go light on the watering, allowing the plant to dry out a bit before adding more water.

You can propagate the donkey’s tail using the leaves. It often shades of its leaves even in the slightest touch. It is an advantage because all you need to do is collect the fallen leaves and use them for propagation. Wait for it to dry out then place it in moist soil, and it will eventually develop roots.

The plant is not prone to pests, though it may not necessarily imply that it won’t be infested. The most common pests that affect them are aphids, and you can get rid of them using an insecticide. It may suffer diseases such as root decay if you will excessively water it.

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Data specific to Sedums (Edit)
Hardiness:Tender - Not Frost Tolerant
Growth Habit:Trailing
Plant uses and characteristics:Does not like wet feet
Availability:Easy to find
General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit:Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle:Perennial
Sun Requirements:Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Dry Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness:Zone 10b +1.7 °C (35 °F) to +4.4 °C (40 °F)
Leaves:Other: Grey-green, plump leaves.
Flower Color:Pink
Other: Yellow-orange
Flower Time:Spring
Late spring or early summer
Suitable Locations:Xeriscapic
Resistances:Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods:Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Leaf
Other: Roots easily
Containers:Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Suitable for hanging baskets
Needs excellent drainage in pots

Purchased this plant for $1. Got it home, watered and fed it, put it in the sun slowly until it was in full sun part of the day. Now it has lots of new growth.

Trailing succulent with long stems tipped by many small glaucous green leaves, looking a bit like a burro's tail. Flowers appear at the end of the stems and are pinkish red or purple, sometimes orange-yellow, and cup-shaped. When many stems are planted in a container and allowed to grow out for several years, the effect can be spectacular as they cascade over all sides and hang down a considerable distance. Keep plants out of traffic and avoid handling them to reduce the loss of leaves from these hanging stems. Easy to propagate from cuttings (mother plants will branch at the base). Best form with strong light.

This species was known only from cultivation (found at a nursery in Coatepec, Veracruz) until 2010, when it was rediscovered in habitat in central Veracruz. S. morganianum is closely related to S. burrito, also described from plants in cultivation, and some would say that burrito is a hybrid or form of morganianum. Its leaves are less oblong, more roughly spherical, and smaller overall. At least 2-3 of the images on this page look like Baby Burro's Tail (Sedum burrito) to me.

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