The good news? ( Log Out /  Hi Barry – There’s probably no need to repot it yet as succulents are fine being tight in their pots. Don’t water it too often & try to avoid wetting the foliage too much. They are brown and dry I am afraid we gave it too much sun this summer when we took it outside. Be prepared to loose leaves when you transplant it – this is not due to shock but because they fall off easily. They need to be gradually acclimated to the brighter conditions outdoors or will sunburn. I moved to AZ from CA about a week ago & took lots of Burro’s Tail cuttings so mine are healing off as we “speak”. Soil – The soil (potting mix) must be very fast draining or the plant will rot. The problem is, it’s elongated so the distance between the leaves are quite long. In terms of care, a Burro’s Tail couldn’t be easier. My Burro’s Tails both grow in pots with larger plants & they’re doing fine. And, you’re most welcome! Many thanks in advance. We occasionally dip into the thirties but not for more than a couple of days. It’s not looks healthy enough…it’s in a south facing window (maybe should move to east?) ( Log Out /  It will get plenty of light. I remove the pots, but either way, it should be fine. But I left it with my mom for about a month and gave her the same directions. If you decided to leave it in the pot, I’d cut the bottom off so the roots can grow out. Hope that helps, Nell. Thanks for your comment! Burro's Tail, Donkey's Tail, Horse's Tail, Lamb's Tail. I remove it from the window at night because the weather has been kind of wacky here lately. This site was interesting and very helpful.My dad gave me a donkey tail plant in a pot in 1966 and I still have it today. I live in Saskatchewan and they were inside all the time for the first year, I put them out doors this summer and still nothing changed. Cindy, Hi Cindy – I love this plant too – so easy to propagate too. Then, insert the leaves into the soil of your burro’s tail plant with half of the leaf sticking out of the soil. Donkey Tail Plant, aka Burro’s Tail, is tough indeed. The bare stems will never fill in, but if you pinch a bit on a few stems, new growth will appear at the top. I’ve never seen or heard of a BT leaf turning red inside. My Burro’s Tail in bright shade with just an hour of sun looks better than the one getting more sun. Just know you’re not the only 1 that experiences this! Hi Lauren – My Burro’s Tail, that you see in this post, grew in part shade in Santa Barbara & did well. I’ve found that they’re 1 fleshy succulent which prefers a certain environment. I had it outside in a very shaded area, but moved it to a more sunny area after noticing that it is not doing well. Explore. I’ve read that when succulents don’t get enough sun, they elongate, but I don’t want them to burn. I have a new home in Tucson & now have the challenge of growing them in the desert. Do donkey tail produce pups? and I water it occasionally. The only pests that mine ever gets are aphids so I just hose them off every month. The Sedum Burrito trails too & the leaves are a bit smaller so I don’t think it’s that. All I can say is be prepared to loose some leaves but the plant will grow just fine regardless. Cut the stems off, let them heal over for a few days & plant in the new pot. Hi Richard – Thank you. I live in Ohio and winters are cold so I can’t even imagine having one. This species is native to Mexico (central Veracruz). Like any other succulent, this one needs good drainage. Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. , Hi Jane – From what you’ve told me, I’d say it’s over watering. And as you would assume, this foliage grows in a bottlebrush style, similar to that of a … The current pots are in a Florida pool porch, out of the sunlight, but near enough. Thanks for all the advice! I would wrap soft fabric around it like flannel, fleece, or even a pillow case just to hold all the stems as tight as possible. The light sounds fine because they like it bright indoors whereas outdoors they prefer more shade. Otherwise, take it indoors for those couple of cold months – just back way off on the watering. Hi Elaine – I’m glad you enjoyed the post & that you’re finding all the info on our site helpful. The leaves on these plants fall off extremely easily just by being touched or brushed. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. I water mine based on the feel of the soil, not a specific time frame. You’ll probably need to spray your plant (with a non-toxic option) because mealy bugs love to hide out in the nodes of plants, under the leaves & can spread fast. The nursery probably told you that because many Burro’s Tail grows very densely & if you water the foliage repeatedly, they could rot out. Your succulent looks amazing! Belonging to the family Crassulaceae, this individual sports fleshy, modified leaves. Burro’s Tail Propagation Burro’s tail features long stems laden with small, rounded leaves. Nell. Succulents can be closely planted & packed in or grow in large pots – that’s another wonderful thing about them. All 3 of mine have a lot of trails on them. Nell. It will burn in strong, hot sun. I promise not to gloat! Since the plant’s fragile leaves tend to fall off often anyway, it’s easy. There are a couple steps that are essential to successful propagation of this plant. Put it in a spot with nice, bright light but out of any windows with strong, hot sun. I plan on changing to a more conventional hanging pot that will look more attractive inside once we get to our new home. I live in the hi desert (Victor Valley ) of California and it is just now cooling down for fall…Should I keep my new friends indoors until spring or will they be okay outside under a covered porch/patio ? Sedum morganianum … I water my Burro’s Tail here in Tucson every 5 days in the hot weather. Singapore is very humid therefore the soil doesn’t dry out as fast. I intend to transplant them as you’ve shown in your “healing off” picture when we reach our destination. Family: Crassulaceae Subfamily: Sedoideae Tribe: Sedeae Subtribe: Sedinae Genus: Sedum. The plant creates long drooping tendrils several feet long. This plant comes under the category of succulent plants such as Manfreda, Jovibarba, and Duvalia. Yes, over or under watering could definitely be causing it. Sometimes people confuse being too wet with being too dry. Thanks for the comment! Now that I have your direction, I’m not so afraid to snip my plants. I have just recently purchased a burro’s tail in a 4″ nursery pot. The key to this working is making sure the soil is always wet, otherwise the leaf will shrivel up. Burro’s Tail Sedum is native to Mexico & Honduras so it does bet in a dry climate (like Santa Barbara, CA where I am). I know string of pearls are and have removed them for safety reasons although I love the plant, so need a replacement. Terrific info here & in videos, Nell!!! Nell, Hi Dianne – You’re very welcome! Nell. , Hi Aaron – I recently moved from Santa Barbara & left my succulent garden behind. We get a lot of rain and will get some snow but it looks so good now I hate to disturb it. Should they be left in the water to root? The cuttings have turned into a plant & grow in full shade here but looks a bit “funky” in the summer heat. This succulent loves the sun, so make sure it’s in a south facing window. Scientific Classification. I have a burro’s tail that i got from a friend.. some cuttings.. a full year and a half later and they still have not rooted in the succulent soil I bought. Thank you very much for all your helpful info. Hi Katie – Thanks so much for stopping by! There are so many different sedums on the market these days – you’ll have fun with them. It will rot out if you do. And now, because my neighbor cut down two of his pine trees last year, it gets some afternoon sun too. However, they are losing the little buds near the pot and I have bare branches for about 3 or 4 inches from the pot. July 2019. I’m so jealous of your succulent garden by the way! Nell. Nell. We occasionally dip into the thirties but not for more than a couple of days. You can spray it with a mixture of 1/5 rubbing alcohol to 4/5 water if hosing off isn’t doing the trick. Hawaii is lovely but because it’s humid, you need to water even less. These all fell off in a recent unfortunate event (aka I had to move the plant). I just bought a Burro’s Tail plant today and made my own hanging planter!! Hope that helps! The donkey tail plant also referred to as sedum morganianum or burro’s tail succulent is an evergreen beautiful and versatile plant which is characterized by its moist and juicy nature. Thanking you in advance for you advice/assistance. Please, don’t even think about trying to repot it. I don’t want it to die because its like my pet now lol do you have any advice? Learn how to properly care for and propagate burro's tail or donkey sedum. Hardiness: Sedum morganianum can withstand temperatures as low as 30 to 50 °F (-1.1 to 10 °C), USDA hardiness zones 10a to 11b. What could I be doing wrong? Sedum morganianum likes bright shade or partial sun. Nell. Your video was amazing. You aren’t planting the leaf, just lay it on top of the soil. Apr 2, 2019 - Burro's Tail Sedums are unique hanging succulents which propagate easily. Nell. I was told to set the pot in a pan of water and let the plant soak up water from the bottom. I personally like to leave my to callous over before I move them to soil, but you can also lay them on top of a pot of soil for this step. Zone Toronto | Anonymous added on September 16, 2018 | Answered. Burro’s Tail or Sedum Morganianum is a succulent with fragile thick leaves. © 2020 Joy Us Garden | Care, Propagation, and Pruning About | Contact | PRIVACY POLICYDesign By Viva la Violet, Mother Nature Inspired Christmas Ornaments, Like any other succulent, this one needs good drainage. If you want a real icebreaker at parties, then wear your Burro’s Tail as a necklace! I have donkey tails as well and sure enough you had easy answers for both. Sedum morganianum, the donkey tail or burro's tail, is a species of flowering plant in the family Crassulaceae, native to southern Mexico and Honduras.It is a succulent perennial producing trailing stems up to 60 cm (24 in) long, with fleshy blue-green leaves and terminal pink to red flowers in summer. Like most succulents, Sedum morganianum is a snap to propagate. The best way to treat burro’s tail, frankly, is to ignore it. Hi Tara – I love my succulents & they do so well because I live in a climate where they grow outdoors in the conditions they love. Pressed a tightly rolled paper towel down the side & soaked up excess. Some other closely related Sedum varieties may also be known by any of these names. As far as common names go, this plant is loaded with them. The stems are heavy with the weight of water-filled leaves, but I’ve seen them grow as long as two feet without trouble. Hi Obi – If the white spots are coming off, then they’re most likely mealy bugs. I haven’t watered the soil and wasn’t sure if it needed to be yet or not? I was currious if this may be why mine never has bloomed. Your cost for the products will be no higher but Joy Us garden receives a small commission. I’ve always taken Burro’s Tails out of their pots when transplanting. There was only one that way from the many I broke off. What am I missing? New tails will grow out of the top but taking cuttings stimulates that even more. After a few days, the propagated leaves will start to sprout. Since then the leaves started falling out and it’s drying up by the bottom of the stems, it’s not the same plant I bought it got a few tails left. I would like to repot it but any little touch sends the buds falling – Don’t know whether to leave it alone or start again – I hate to destroy this plant, Hi Virginia – Burro’s Tail grows like crazy but it can be tricky to work with. To get more Tales growing do I have to propagate more, or will more tails start to grow? Hope that helps! They are all upright 7-12 inches long with leaves upto 2 inches long. I’d recommend you do a little more digging around to confirm this. People also love these ideas. This plant eventually grows to 4′ long which will … It stores water in the leaves, stems & roots so you should only water it when dry. Question: Why does it loose leaves without reason? Some other closely related Sedum varieties may also be known by any of these names. Thank you Bridget – glad you found the site! I’ve grown mine indoors (live in a cold climate) and some of the tails are (were) 5 feet long until my husband accidentally knocked it over. First time I’ve ever had any problems associated with it (and it flowers all the time!) Nell. Be sure to check back because we post on a regular basis. Hi Nell- Nell. I prefer to keep the pot size in scale with the plant I’m transplanting. Black sooty mold spores are attracted by insects which secrete a sugary honeydew like aphids, scale & mealy bugs. I found your wonderful site today while searching for info on propagating my string of pearls. The braids are NOT compact like your little beauties. They don’t root too deep. Burro’s Tail really isn’t susceptible to a wide range of insects. Hi Carrie – If it’s sooty mold, it’s not particularly harmful to the plant – that’s why it’s still flowering. Physical damage can do that too. Water it thoroughly once every 3-4 weeks at most & less in winter. when I got it back, one of the stems had some yellow leaves which I assumed it was overwatered. Adding hanging succulents is highly […], […] below so best to give that a looky-loo. Hi Nell, I recently purchased a sedum morganianum on-line and it arrived very healthy and in a 6″ pot. I’m babysitting it for my son in law who was given it by his deceased grandmother. If I put it in a wider pot, will it spread? Neem Oil, which works on a wide range of insects, is an organic method of control that is simple and very effective. Wow…have I ever been mistreating my Burro! Give it bright light (but no hot sun) & go easy on the water & you’ll keep it going for many more years. Propagating from leaves is the easiest. Nell. My secret planting weapon is worm castings. Hi Sarah – I now live in the Arizona desert & my Burro’s Tail looks much more “shriveled” in the summer heat than the other months due to the heat. Back off on the watering, maybe every 2-3 weeks. I have been growing Burro’s Tails for years with some success, and some failures! The donkey's tail succulent (Sedum morganianum) is a popular and easy-to-grow trailing succulent with rows of fleshy, tear-dropped shaped leaves. Sounds like it might have gotten too wet at some point. Hello! Simply pluck a few leaves from the burro’s tail stem and place them in moist soil. Propagating a burro’s tail succulent is just like propagating most other similar succulents. You can go up to a 10″ pot or larger if you’d like. It will need less water as an adult, since it no longer runs the risk of shrivelling up. I have a small burro’s tail and it’s growing a little faster over the summer but I’ve noticed that the top half of the succulent has the juicy leaves/buds spread out more than the other half that’s closer to the root (which are tightly together). When I moved to Tucson over a year ago, I gave the plant away & took cuttings. I’ve moved to Tucson & I’m going to try keeping them outdoors year round also – I’ll have to watch the temps. Good luck with the move! I’ve thought of placing it in a loosely gathered plastic trash bag to catch all the little leaves I’m going to lose. Thanks again! Here are things to know about pruning & propagating a burro's tail succulent. In the video below I am in my front yard showing you my Burro’s Tail Plant: This post may contain affiliate links. Nell. Oh, I love to create so you’ll find a bit of that in the mix along with lots of videos too. Sorry for the novel, but I’m desperate for this to grow properly!! This succulent tender perennial does best in bright light and can be moved outdoors during the growing season. Leave it for two weeks to get the stripped part callus over. Nell. Think soil needs less often & less amount. how do I get rid of the mold? Our average summer temps are in the mid to high 70’s which is ideal for the Burro’s Tail. Gather the leaves and insert them partway into a moist soilless medium. You can read our policies here. Darlene from Sacramento Ca. Plant type: Succulent evergreen perennial It’s very important to not overwater this plant. I just got my first burrows tail, however my leaves are rounded, not pointed so maybe it’s a baby burros tail? I received two clippings from a friend that have rooted and grown really well, but it is only two tails. The rainwater mine gets in the winter helps with that. My question: It has started developing black mold (sooty mold maybe from what I read). Shriveled leaves generally mean a plant is lacking water. The soil needs to have excellent drainage. Am I overwatering or under watering? To propagate donkey’s tail, you will need to cut the stems and strip off its leaves from the bottom. Neem Oil, which works on a wide range of insects, is an organic method of control that is simple and very effective. Propagation steps are as follows: Step 1: Take a few stem cuttings or leaves. Also, Burro’s Tail doesn’t like extreme heat. it hangs pot is about 7 inches across and about 5 inches deep, any help would be greatly appreciated thank you , Hi Shaun – I had to cut my Burro’s Tail Back last fall because it was getting rangy. These succulents make excellent hanging plants or they can be used as trailers (a plant with only one root that creeps along the surface) in small pots. Sedum morganianum Burros tail rooted succulent plant | Live succulent leaf cutting | Rare baby propagation plant | UK grown You will receive one of the chosen rooted plants or 15 rooted leaves. Sedum morganianum is a beautiful succulent with many, first erect, then pendant stems covered with fleshy, glaucous blue-green leaves. The ones in the middle tend to grow more in a more upwards direction. I hope that helps, Nell, I enjoyed this post very much, I used to have one of these plants and now will have to find myself another one. Burro’s tail, Sedum, is an evergreen succulent with small pointed leaves that trail.Grow burro’s tail in containers or hanging baskets where the blue-green stems can cascade. My grandmother just gave me a handful of the leaves that had fallen off of her burros tail. These succulents make great houseplants and are easy to care for. Just make sure the black isn’t caused by overwatering. I can tell you that they VERY rarely bloom indoors so you probably won’t see any unless you move to a climate where they can grow outdoors year round. Any suggestions? Can the stems be restored or would I be best off taking some of the leaves and putting them into my new pot and starting over. Also called donkey’s tail (burro means donkey in Spanish), burro’s tail is a trailing sedum native to southern Mexico that is usually found in plant shops or nurseries in its juvenile stage in a four-inch planter’s pot. Now I’m rambling! Thanks in advance for your information. Love your blog, so informative. Nell, Hi Nell! They need a lot of light when growing indoors, so that could another cause … or a combo. That’s the end which roots. As for humans, I’m not 100% sure but I think I remember reading somewhere that it’s safe. Sounds like the light might be the issue. I live in Canada so it will be a houseplant, do you think it would be ok in a west facing window or is that too much direct light? You can also propagate it with the individual leaves. W/ 5 more surrounding itself all about 4 in. 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