Sedum Morganianum / Burrito

Sedum Morganianum
Sedum Morganianum / Burrito is also known as Morganianum: Donkey Tail, Burrito: Burro's Tail

Two succulents are known by the same common names: Sedum Burrito (Burro’s Tail) and Sedum Morganianum (Donkey Tail). While they look very similar and often get confused with each other because of the common names, Sedum Morganarium has a slightly slimmer teardrop shape and lighter color.

Sedum Burrito (Burro’s Tail) and Sedum Morganianum (Donkey Tail).

These succulents are trailing. The long, trailing stems are covered with jelly bean-shaped blue-green leaves. The trailing stems can grow to be over 4 feet long.

The plant turns a hue of pink when grown in the bright sun. The leaves of the Donkey Tail are a little sensitive and may fall off when touched, the Burro’s Tail leaves are less sensitive. The dropped leaves can be used for propagation. This succulent has flowers that are pink and grow at the tip of the stems.

Sedum Morganianum / Burrito is stunning as a hanging succulent, especially once it gets longer.

Sedum Morganianum / Burrito Care and Propagation Information:


Zones: 10a - 12b

Protect from frost and extreme heat/sun.

Water Needs

  • Drought Tolerant
  • Occasional

Burro's/Donkey Tail prefers to be dry in between watering. These typically do not require water until their leaves start to look a tiny bit wrinkled. Then give it a thorough watering. Very prone to root rot if left in overly wet soil. Prefers drier soil when dormant.

Soil Requirements

  • Well-Drained
  • Gritty

Sedum Morganianum / Burrito prefers fast-draining and loose soil and a planter with adequate drainage.

Diluted cactus fertilizer every 6 weeks every Spring and Summer.

Light Requirements

  • Sun
  • Bright Shade

Loves bright light, but needs to be shielded from strong, direct sun.

Ideal Growing Location

  • Indoors
  • Outdoors

How do you propagate Sedum Morganianum / Burrito?

Sedum Morganianum / Burrito is propagated from:
  • Seed
  • Cuttings

The leaves fall off easily, which makes it a great plant to propagate. Set the leaves/stem cuttings to the side and let them callous. Once they are calloused place them in a shallow container filled with succulent soil. Mist daily and soon you’ll have roots and a new plant!

Does Sedum Morganianum / Burrito Flower?

Yes, it flowers during:

  • Spring
  • Summer

Does Sedum Morganianum / Burrito go dormant?

Yes, it goes dormant during:

  • Winter

Is Sedum Morganianum / Burrito poisonous?

There is no poison data on this succulent.


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