Sedum Morganianum

Sedum Morganianum / Burrito

Hardiness Zone

Zones: 10a - 12b

Ligthing Needs

Sun, Bright Shade

Soil Needs

Well-Drained, Gritty

Flowering Season

Summer, Fall

Water Requirements

Drought Tolerant, Occasional

Succulent Grow Location

Indoors, Outdoors

Propagation Method

Seed, Cuttings


Considered non-toxic

ALso Known AS

Morganianum: Donkey Tail, Burrito: Burro's Tail


rugged landscapes of Honduras and Mexico

leaf shape

small, plump, and green, densely packed along trailing stems


Great for Beginners

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.

Water Needs

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.


Zones: 10a - 12b

Protect from frost and extreme heat/sun.


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



Sedum Morganianum enters a period of dormancy during the winter months. Its growth slows down, and it requires less water.


the stems of Sedum Morganianum can grow up to 2-3 feet long, making it an excellent plant for hanging containers where its full length can be appreciated. The rate of growth and final size are influenced by factors like light exposure, pot size, and general care.


Sedum Morganianum is generally considered non-toxic and safe around pets and humans. However, as with any plant, it's advisable to keep it out of reach of small children and pets to avoid accidental ingestion.



Small, star-shaped, and usually appear in shades of pink, red, or lavender. They grow in clusters at the tips of the stems, emerging from between the leaves. Each individual flower is composed of five pointed petals, radiating around a central core, giving them a delicate and intricate appearance.


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


Fertilization should be done sparingly; a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer diluted to half-strength can be used once in the spring and once in mid-summer to support its growth.

Sedum Morganianum / Burrito
Burrito Succulent
Sedum Morganianum / Burrito Hanging Succulent

how do you propagate Sedum Morganianum / Burrito?

propagated from:


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!


Frequently asked questions about Sedum Morganianum / Burrito

Can I grow Sedum Morganianum outdoors?

Yes, Sedum Morganianum can be grown outdoors in warmer climates (USDA zones 9-11). It should be placed in a spot that gets morning sun and afternoon shade to prevent leaf burn.

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