‘Burrito’ has typical watering needs for a succulent. It’s best to use the “soak and dry” method, and allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings. Be careful not to over-water! Missing a watering or two will not harm this succulent, as it is fairly resilient.
Thereof, how do you care for a donkey tail sedum?
Burro’s Tail Care and Uses
Keep the plant moderately and evenly moist. Excess water can cause the stems to rot and even kill the succulent. Burro’s tail works well in a hanging basket and decorates a mixed cactus and succulent container. It will flourish in rockery cracks and makes a unique ground cover.
Keeping this in consideration, is donkey tail a hanging plant?
It’s the perfect plant for hanging pots or for that high up spot on your bookshelf. As darling as it is, burro’s tail has a reputation for being difficult to grow indoors. Each trailing stem is covered in small succulent leaves, which is part of what makes the plant so attractive.
How quickly does Sedum burrito grow?
This plant eventually grows to 4? long which will take around 6 years or so. As it grows it gets very thick with those trailing stems heavily laden with overlapping plump, juicy leaves that form a groovy braided pattern. As you can imagine, a mature plant gets very heavy.
Native to Honduras and Mexico, mature specimens grow slow and steady but can reach trailing lengths of up to four feet long in six years’ time (though the average length is closer to 24 inches). Indoors, the succulent can be planted and propagated year-round, while outdoors it does best planted in early spring.
Overwatering your burro’s tail will cause the plant to rot. Outdoor plants only need water every 10 to 14 days, though, in its growing season, experts recommend watering the plant about every 10 days when temperatures are regularly above 40 degrees Fahrenheit.
Is Burro’s Tail Poisonous? Like a lot of species of Sedums, Sedum morganianum is not reported as a poisonous succulent. It is totally safe to keep your Burro’s Tail together with your children or pets at the same house. Moreover, I found out that some types of Sedums have edible leaves and used as food.
Burro’s tail grown indoors rarely blooms but in summer, small but showy pink to red blossoms may appear in terminal clusters of 1-6 flowers on slender pedicels. The small, star-shaped flowers have bright yellow stamens and fleshy, lighter pink sepals.