Burro's Tail (Sedum morganianum 'burrito')
The Burro’s Tail plant is a delicate hanging succulent that grow long stems with densely packed plump leaves that appear to spiral around the main stalk. They are a bright minty green in color and shaped liked small pebbles which can easily break off when bumped or during repotting. In its natural habitat of Mexico and Honduras, it is commonly found growing on rocky cliffs, but can adapt well to indoor hanging in a bright, sunny window. They are drought tolerant, but if left dry too long, the leaves with shrivel and fall off leaving a bare spot in the vine.
>>Fun Fact: ‘Burro’ is Spanish for Donkey giving this plant another common name of Donkey Tail. But the true Donkey tail plant has longer leaves that come to a point.
Light: Very bright filtered light or direct morning sun with shade in the afternoon
Water: Saturate once the soil has dried out completely: Approx every 2 weeks
Bloom: If outdoors, it will bloom in summer producing clusters of red tulip shaped flowers at end of stems
Soil: Well draining potting mix. Additives could include perlite, pumice or sand.
Propagate: Take a stem cutting removing a 1” section of leaves. Let the cut end callous for a few days and insert base into soil. Loose leafs will sprout roots and eventually a baby plant.
*Plants may ship bare root