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Origin: Mexico
Category: Containers
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.
Flowers: Showy
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

Burro's tail in a hanging container

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Posted by jojoe (Thomson,Ga. - Zone 8a) on Jul 22, 2012 11:27 AM

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.

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Posted by Baja_Costero (Baja California - Zone 11b) on Mar 31, 2019 8:13 PM

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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Plant Events from our members
theinferno On March 31, 2019 Plant emerged
First leaves show.
theinferno On March 29, 2019 Miscellaneous Event
Moved him into my office with new grow lighting.
theinferno On March 23, 2019 Potted up
3 of the 7 leaf cuttings from outside are currently rooting, and the two I plucked off the main plant seem to be doing ok too. I've put two of the leaves into a pot with a small purple heart vine cutting and they seem to be doing alright but they're not taking off like the ones from outside. I'm quite impressed with the outside ones. Thanks, Cindy-Mom!
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