Sedum morganianum: How to Grow and Care for Burrito

Sedum morganianum Burrito

Scientific name: Sedum morganianum

Common name: Burrito

The trailing sedum morganianum ‘Burrito’ is perfect in hanging baskets. It has grey-green leaves that are easy to grow. Cool winter temperatures may encourage flowers to bloom in the spring.

Quick Look at Sedum morganianum

  • Full sun to partial shade
  • Typical water needs for a succulent
  • Plant grows up to 48″ (120 cm)
  • Zone 10 (Minimum 30° F | 1.7° C)
  • Not cold hardy
  • Propagation by leaves or cuttings
  • Generally non-toxic to humans and animals
  • Summer Dormant

General Care for Sedum morganianum ‘Burrito’

It is the perfect addition to your indoor or outdoor garden. It requires a lot of sunlight, but doesn’t like the heat.


A typical watering needs for a succulent is ‘Burrito’. The “soak and dry” method will allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings.

If you don’t over-water this plant, it won’t harm it, as it is fairly resilient.

Our free watering cheat sheet will show you how to tell if your plants are getting too much water and how to save it.

Where to Plant

A sunny window or sun room is an area that can be planted with sedum morganianum.

It’s best to plant it in a container or area of your garden that gets plenty of early-morning and mid-day light.

It’s important to plant in well-draining soil. If not placed in a hanging basket, it will trail along the ground.

How to Propagate Sedum morganianum ‘Burrito’

Plants can be grown from leaves or cuttings.


Burrito thrives from leaves.

If you want to propagation a leaf, gently twist the leaf from the stem. The leaf should be a clean pull, where no part of the leaf is left on the stem. This will increase the chances of a successful propagation.

This is not to be confused with signs of over-watering, but you can collect the dropped leaves and propagation them as well.

Allow the leaf to dry out for a day or two before placing it on the soil.


To growBurrito, use a sterile knife or scissors. Allow the main plant’s stem to callous for several days before placing it on well-draining soil. Water whenever the soil has dried out.

Commonly Mistaken For

morganianum sedum. The leaves of traditional Sedum morganianum have pointed edges.


  1. Sedum morganianum (Burrito) – Wikipedia

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