Sedum burrito 40cm
Donkey's tail (Sedum morganianum) is a popular and easy to grow succulent with rows of fleshy, tear-shaped leaves, blue-green in color. Mature specimens, which are native to Honduras and Mexico, grow slowly and steadily, but can reach a trailing length of up to 4 feet in six years (although the average length is closer to 24 inches). They are most commonly grown as potted plants, often hung as trailing specimens. Indoors, the succulent can be planted and propagated all year round, while outdoors it is best planted in early spring. Red or pink flowers may appear in late summer, although the plant rarely flowers indoors.
Donkey's Tail Care
All things considered, Sedum burrito are quite forgiving plants. Like most succulents, they do well with a little neglect - if you forget to water them once or twice, they will still do just fine. What you really need to be careful about is when handling your donkey's tail. Its striking beaded stems are actually extremely fragile and can break off at the slightest touch. That's why it's best to choose a sunny spot to put down or hang your Burrito and then forget about it, quite literally.
As with many succulents, donkey's tail thrives best in a lot of warm sunlight, although it will tolerate a place in partial shade. If you want to place your plant indoors, choose a sunny windowsill with a few hours of light every day. If you're growing your succulent outdoors, place it in a pot or in a spot in your garden that gets plenty of morning sun but is partially shaded during the more aggressive afternoon hours to prevent the pearly leaves from scorching.
To grow your Sedum burrito successfully, it needs to be in well-drained, sandy soil. If you plan to plant your succulent in a container (to keep outdoors or to live indoors), choose a gritty soil mix that is especially suitable for cacti or succulents. If you include it as part of a larger garden, be sure to choose a spot among other plants that prefer well-drained soil, as too much water retention will cause it to die (you may even consider mixing sand into your soil to aid drainage ). In addition, donkey tail thrives in soil with a neutral to alkaline pH, but is not too fussy about this.1
When it comes to watering your Burrito, it is less more. Like many succulents, donkey tail is drought resistant once established, so you'll want to water it more often during the spring and summer growing season, then taper off during the fall and winter months. In general, choose to water heavily once a month if your plant is indoors, increasing to once every two or three weeks if you house your succulent outdoors. A good rule of thumb: The soil of your succulent plant should dry out completely between waterings.
To improve drainage, choose a pot with holes in the bottom; a terracotta or clay material can also help draw water out of the soil. When in doubt, water less rather than more—donkey's tail retains moisture in its beaded leaves and tolerates periods of drought, but not overwatering at all.
Temperature and Humidity
Donkeytail prefers warm weather, although it can handle cooler temperatures better than some other succulents. Try to maintain an environment of 18 degrees to 24 degrees on average, whether you keep your plant indoors or outdoors.She can survive exposure to temperatures down to 5 degrees, but only briefly, so bring them indoors before the first frost or move them away from drafty windows in the winter months
As for humidity, donkey tail has no special needs. In fact, it prefers medium humidity and can rot if an attempt is made to increase the humidity of its environment (so there is no need to mist its leaves or keep it somewhere more humid, such as a bathroom).
While fertilizing Sedum burrito isn't entirely necessary for successful growth, it doesn't hurt and can be a great way to give the plant extra nutrients. Focus on feeding your plant at the beginning of its growing season in the spring, with a balanced, controlled-release 20-20-20 fertilizer, containing equal parts nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium. Mature succulents may prefer a quarter strength fertilizer, while younger plants may prefer a lower nitrogen fertilizer.
Botanical name Sedum morganianum Altitude 40cm Pot size 14cm Place Partial shade Water requirement Keep moist Toxic Toxic Repot Every 3 years Packaging Special plants mail box Maintenance Beginner