Burro’s Tail - Sedum morganianum ‘Burrito’
Burro’s Tail - Sedum morganianum ‘Burrito’
Burro’s Tail - Sedum morganianum ‘Burrito’
Burro’s Tail - Sedum morganianum ‘Burrito’
Burro’s Tail - Sedum morganianum ‘Burrito’
Burro’s Tail - Sedum morganianum ‘Burrito’
Burro’s Tail - Sedum morganianum ‘Burrito’
Burro’s Tail - Sedum morganianum ‘Burrito’
Burro’s Tail - Sedum morganianum ‘Burrito’
Burro’s Tail - Sedum morganianum ‘Burrito’
Burro’s Tail - Sedum morganianum ‘Burrito’
Burro’s Tail - Sedum morganianum ‘Burrito’
Burro’s Tail - Sedum morganianum ‘Burrito’
Burro’s Tail - Sedum morganianum ‘Burrito’
Burro’s Tail - Sedum morganianum ‘Burrito’
Burro’s Tail - Sedum morganianum ‘Burrito’
Burro’s Tail - Sedum morganianum ‘Burrito’
Burro’s Tail - Sedum morganianum ‘Burrito’
Burro’s Tail - Sedum morganianum ‘Burrito’
Burro’s Tail - Sedum morganianum ‘Burrito’
Burro’s Tail - Sedum morganianum ‘Burrito’
Burro’s Tail - Sedum morganianum ‘Burrito’
Burro’s Tail - Sedum morganianum ‘Burrito’
Burro’s Tail - Sedum morganianum ‘Burrito’
Burro’s Tail - Sedum morganianum ‘Burrito’
Burro’s Tail - Sedum morganianum ‘Burrito’
Burro’s Tail - Sedum morganianum ‘Burrito’
Burro’s Tail - Sedum morganianum ‘Burrito’
Burro’s Tail - Sedum morganianum ‘Burrito’

If you're looking for a trailing succulent that's easy to care for and looks great in any setting, the burro's tail or lamb's tail, known as Sedum morganianum Burrito (or Sedum burrito), is a perfect choice. 

Native to Southern Mexico, this burro's tail plant is like a superstar hanging from your ceiling, with its mesmerizing trailing stems. While it may resemble a donkey tail plant at first glance, this gorgeous burrito sedum has shorter stems and smaller, more rounded leaves than the donkey tail succulent. 


This burro's tail succulent gets its scientific name, Sedum 'Burrito', from its long, oval- or tear-drop-shaped leaves that grow down the stem, and look like the tail of a burro.

When mature, these large burro's tail plants trailing stems reach 3–4 feet long.

The stems of the burro tail plant are covered in small, fleshy, blue-green leaves that grow in a spiral pattern along the length of the stem. The leaves are about 1 inch long and are arranged in pairs along the stem.

The flowers of Burro's tail plant bloom in spring with little star-shaped pink or red burro’s tail flowers that will burst into bloom with bright yellow stamens.

The propagation of the burro’s tail is easy, both by stem cuttings and leaf cuttings. However, the burro's tail care is less fragile overall, making it a great choice if you're new to growing succulents in hanging baskets. 

Plus, it is safe for humans but can be mildly toxic for pets if consumed. So, keep it away from pets and children. 

Watering Needs 

One of the coolest features of the burro's tail plant is the way it stores excess water in its leaves. That means you don't have to water this succulent plant as frequently as you might think; just make sure the topsoil is completely dry before giving it another drink to help its roots develop properly. This helps avoid overwatering and keeps your plant healthy and happy! 

During the spring and summer, the burro's tail plant should be watered about once a week. During the winter dormant period, the sedum morganianum burrito can be watered less frequently, about once every two weeks. It's important to make sure the soil is well-draining, as the burro's tail succulent is susceptible to root rot if it sits in water for too long, which affects the root growth. 

Light Requirement 

To grow burro's tail indoors, a bright windowsill or a location near a sunny window is a great place for the burro's tail succulent. It should be placed about 12 inches away from the grow light and should receive about 12–16 hours of light per day. 

If the burro tail doesn't receive enough bright light, it can become leggy, and the leaves may fall off.  The Burro's tail Sedum burrito can also be grown under artificial light, such as a grow light. This is a great option for people who live in areas with insufficient light or who want to grow succulents indoors.

For outdoor cultivation, your burro's tail prefers full sun to partial shade. The sedum plants should be placed in a sunny spot in a location where they can receive plenty of bright light but not too much direct sunlight. As direct sunlight can cause the leaves to burn, it's important to protect them from the hot afternoon sun.

Optimal Soil & Fertilizer Needs 

The Burro's tail prefers well-draining soil that is rich in organic matter. A succulent soil mix is a great choice for the burro's tail succulent, as it provides the drainage that succulents need. The soil should be allowed to dry out completely between waterings, as the plant is susceptible to root rot if it sits in water for too long. Ideally, you want to use our specialized succulent potting mix that contains 5 natural substrates and organic mycorrhizae to promote the development of a strong root system that helps your burro tail succulent thrive. 

The sedum burrito doesn't require a lot of fertilizer, but it can benefit from a light application of a balanced, natural fertilizer with an equal mix of NPK (5-10-5) during the growing season in the spring. It's important to avoid over-fertilizing the burro tail, as this can cause the leaves to become soft and weak. Overall, the Burro's tail is a low-maintenance succulent that doesn't require a lot of fertilizer to thrive. 

Hardiness Zone & More 

When growing indoors, your Sedum burrito burro's tail prefers temperatures between 60 and 75°F. The baby burro's tail succulent doesn't require much humidity, but it can benefit from occasional misting during the dry winter months.

When growing outdoors, it is hardy in USDA zones 10–11, which means it grows and can tolerate temperatures as low as 30°F. The burro's tail succulent prefers warm temperatures and can be grown outdoors in full sun or partial shade. The burro's tail is a hardy plant that can tolerate a wide range of temperatures and humidity levels.

Final Thoughts

Overall, the burro's tail succulent (Sedum burrito), with its cascading stems and plump, trailing leaves, adds a distinct and eye-catching element to any space. This succulent is not only visually appealing but also easy to care for. Its ability to store water in its leaves allows it to withstand periods of drought, making it a low-maintenance choice for plant enthusiasts. Whether you choose to hang it on a macramé hanger or let it spill over the edges of a pot, the burro's tail succulent is sure to bring a touch of natural beauty and charm to your home or office.

Bloom Season Mid spring, fall
Bloom Season Mid springmid summer
Botanical Name Sedum morganianum ‘Burrito’
Botanical Name Sedum ‘Burrito’
Common Name Burro's Tail
Dormancy Summer
Dormancy Winter
Family Crassulaceae
Flower Color Pink, deep red, purple
Genus Sedum
Growth Habit Trailing stem
Growth Habit Trailing, hanging
Growth Rate Slow
Hardiness Zone 10 11(USDA)
Hardiness Zone 10, 11
Mature Size 3 4 ft. tall
Mature Size 4 ft. tall
Native Area Mexico
Plant Type Perennial succulent
Propagation By divisions, cuttings
Propagation By leaf, stem cuttings
Resistance Drought tolerant, pest resistant, deer resistant, heat tolerant
Resistance Drought tolerant, pest resistant, deer resistant, mild frost hardy
Soil PH 6.5, Acidic, Neutral
Soil Type Succulents potting mix soil
Special Features Tear drop leaves, fleshy
Sun Exposure Full sun, partial shade
Toxicity Safe for humans, mild toxic for pets(Keep away children)
Toxicity Safe for humans, safe for pets
Watering Needs Low

Pests & Common Problems of Burro's Tail

The Burro's tail succulent is a relatively pest-free plant, but it can be susceptible to a few common problems. Here are some of the most common pests and problems that can affect this burro plant: 

Mealybugs: Mealybugs are a species of small, white, cottony insects that can infest the burro tail plant. They feed on the burrito main plant and sedum sap and can cause the leaves to turn yellow and fall off. Mealybugs can be removed by wiping the burro tail down with a cotton swab dipped in rubbing alcohol. 

Root rot: Root rot is a common problem that can affect the sedum burrito if the soil is kept too wet. Its roots will begin to rot, and the leaves will become soft and mushy. To prevent root rot, be sure to allow the container and soil to dry out completely between waterings. 

Overwatering: Overwatering can also cause the burro tail plant leaves to become yellow and fall off. Be sure to allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings and avoid watering the plant too frequently. 

Frequently
Asked Questions

  • How much sun does a Burros
    Tail need? 

    The Burro's tail prefers bright sunlight for at least 4-6 hours daily. It
    can be grown outdoors in full sun or partial shade, but it can also be grown
    indoors near a sunny window. If the burro's tail succulent is exposed to too
    much direct sunlight, the leaves can become scorched and damaged.  Overall, the Burro's tail sedum burrito is a great choice for people who
    want a low-maintenance plant that doesn't require a lot of direct
    sunlight. 

  • Is Burros Tail toxic to
    humans? 

    The Burro's tail sedum is not toxic to humans. However, it can be mildly
    toxic to pets if they ingest it. It contains a toxic substance called saponins,
    which can cause vomiting, diarrhea, and other gastrointestinal symptoms in
    pets. If you have pets, it's best to keep the plant out of reach or choose a
    different plant that is non-toxic to pets.

  • Is Burros Tail an indoor
    plant? 

    The Burro's tail plant is an indoor plant that can be grown in a pot or hanging
    basket. It prefers bright sunlight for at least 4-6 hours daily and
    well-draining soil, and it can be grown in a variety of indoor settings, such
    as near a sunny window or in a bright, well-lit room. Overall, the sedum
    burrito is a great choice for people who want a low-maintenance indoor plant
    that adds a touch of green to their home or office. 

  • How often should I water
    Burros Tail? 

    The Burro's tail prefers to be kept on the dry side. You should allow the
    soil to dry out completely between waterings and avoid overwatering the burro's
    tail succulent. In general, you should water the plant once every 2-3 weeks or
    whenever the soil feels dry to the touch. Overwatering can cause the sedum
    burrito leaves to become yellow and fall off, so it's important to be careful
    not to water the succulent too frequently.

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If you're looking for a trailing succulent that's easy to care for and looks great in any setting, the burro's tail or lamb's tail, known as Sedum morganianum Burrito (or Sedum burrito), is a perfect choice. 

Native to Southern Mexico, this burro's tail plant is like a superstar hanging from your ceiling, with its mesmerizing trailing stems. While it may resemble a donkey tail plant at first glance, this gorgeous burrito sedum has shorter stems and smaller, more rounded leaves than the donkey tail succulent. 


This burro's tail succulent gets its scientific name, Sedum 'Burrito', from its long, oval- or tear-drop-shaped leaves that grow down the stem, and look like the tail of a burro.

When mature, these large burro's tail plants trailing stems reach 3–4 feet long.

The stems of the burro tail plant are covered in small, fleshy, blue-green leaves that grow in a spiral pattern along the length of the stem. The leaves are about 1 inch long and are arranged in pairs along the stem.

The flowers of Burro's tail plant bloom in spring with little star-shaped pink or red burro’s tail flowers that will burst into bloom with bright yellow stamens.

The propagation of the burro’s tail is easy, both by stem cuttings and leaf cuttings. However, the burro's tail care is less fragile overall, making it a great choice if you're new to growing succulents in hanging baskets. 

Plus, it is safe for humans but can be mildly toxic for pets if consumed. So, keep it away from pets and children. 

Watering Needs 

One of the coolest features of the burro's tail plant is the way it stores excess water in its leaves. That means you don't have to water this succulent plant as frequently as you might think; just make sure the topsoil is completely dry before giving it another drink to help its roots develop properly. This helps avoid overwatering and keeps your plant healthy and happy! 

During the spring and summer, the burro's tail plant should be watered about once a week. During the winter dormant period, the sedum morganianum burrito can be watered less frequently, about once every two weeks. It's important to make sure the soil is well-draining, as the burro's tail succulent is susceptible to root rot if it sits in water for too long, which affects the root growth. 

Light Requirement 

To grow burro's tail indoors, a bright windowsill or a location near a sunny window is a great place for the burro's tail succulent. It should be placed about 12 inches away from the grow light and should receive about 12–16 hours of light per day. 

If the burro tail doesn't receive enough bright light, it can become leggy, and the leaves may fall off.  The Burro's tail Sedum burrito can also be grown under artificial light, such as a grow light. This is a great option for people who live in areas with insufficient light or who want to grow succulents indoors.

For outdoor cultivation, your burro's tail prefers full sun to partial shade. The sedum plants should be placed in a sunny spot in a location where they can receive plenty of bright light but not too much direct sunlight. As direct sunlight can cause the leaves to burn, it's important to protect them from the hot afternoon sun.

Optimal Soil & Fertilizer Needs 

The Burro's tail prefers well-draining soil that is rich in organic matter. A succulent soil mix is a great choice for the burro's tail succulent, as it provides the drainage that succulents need. The soil should be allowed to dry out completely between waterings, as the plant is susceptible to root rot if it sits in water for too long. Ideally, you want to use our specialized succulent potting mix that contains 5 natural substrates and organic mycorrhizae to promote the development of a strong root system that helps your burro tail succulent thrive. 

The sedum burrito doesn't require a lot of fertilizer, but it can benefit from a light application of a balanced, natural fertilizer with an equal mix of NPK (5-10-5) during the growing season in the spring. It's important to avoid over-fertilizing the burro tail, as this can cause the leaves to become soft and weak. Overall, the Burro's tail is a low-maintenance succulent that doesn't require a lot of fertilizer to thrive. 

Hardiness Zone & More 

When growing indoors, your Sedum burrito burro's tail prefers temperatures between 60 and 75°F. The baby burro's tail succulent doesn't require much humidity, but it can benefit from occasional misting during the dry winter months.

When growing outdoors, it is hardy in USDA zones 10–11, which means it grows and can tolerate temperatures as low as 30°F. The burro's tail succulent prefers warm temperatures and can be grown outdoors in full sun or partial shade. The burro's tail is a hardy plant that can tolerate a wide range of temperatures and humidity levels.

Final Thoughts

Overall, the burro's tail succulent (Sedum burrito), with its cascading stems and plump, trailing leaves, adds a distinct and eye-catching element to any space. This succulent is not only visually appealing but also easy to care for. Its ability to store water in its leaves allows it to withstand periods of drought, making it a low-maintenance choice for plant enthusiasts. Whether you choose to hang it on a macramé hanger or let it spill over the edges of a pot, the burro's tail succulent is sure to bring a touch of natural beauty and charm to your home or office.

Bloom Season Mid spring, fall
Bloom Season Mid springmid summer
Botanical Name Sedum morganianum ‘Burrito’
Botanical Name Sedum ‘Burrito’
Common Name Burro's Tail
Dormancy Summer
Dormancy Winter
Family Crassulaceae
Flower Color Pink, deep red, purple
Genus Sedum
Growth Habit Trailing stem
Growth Habit Trailing, hanging
Growth Rate Slow
Hardiness Zone 10 11(USDA)
Hardiness Zone 10, 11
Mature Size 3 4 ft. tall
Mature Size 4 ft. tall
Native Area Mexico
Plant Type Perennial succulent
Propagation By divisions, cuttings
Propagation By leaf, stem cuttings
Resistance Drought tolerant, pest resistant, deer resistant, heat tolerant
Resistance Drought tolerant, pest resistant, deer resistant, mild frost hardy
Soil PH 6.5, Acidic, Neutral
Soil Type Succulents potting mix soil
Special Features Tear drop leaves, fleshy
Sun Exposure Full sun, partial shade
Toxicity Safe for humans, mild toxic for pets(Keep away children)
Toxicity Safe for humans, safe for pets
Watering Needs Low

Pests & Common Problems of Burro's Tail

The Burro's tail succulent is a relatively pest-free plant, but it can be susceptible to a few common problems. Here are some of the most common pests and problems that can affect this burro plant: 

Mealybugs: Mealybugs are a species of small, white, cottony insects that can infest the burro tail plant. They feed on the burrito main plant and sedum sap and can cause the leaves to turn yellow and fall off. Mealybugs can be removed by wiping the burro tail down with a cotton swab dipped in rubbing alcohol. 

Root rot: Root rot is a common problem that can affect the sedum burrito if the soil is kept too wet. Its roots will begin to rot, and the leaves will become soft and mushy. To prevent root rot, be sure to allow the container and soil to dry out completely between waterings. 

Overwatering: Overwatering can also cause the burro tail plant leaves to become yellow and fall off. Be sure to allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings and avoid watering the plant too frequently. 

Frequently
Asked Questions

  • How much sun does a Burros
    Tail need? 

    The Burro's tail prefers bright sunlight for at least 4-6 hours daily. It
    can be grown outdoors in full sun or partial shade, but it can also be grown
    indoors near a sunny window. If the burro's tail succulent is exposed to too
    much direct sunlight, the leaves can become scorched and damaged.  Overall, the Burro's tail sedum burrito is a great choice for people who
    want a low-maintenance plant that doesn't require a lot of direct
    sunlight. 

  • Is Burros Tail toxic to
    humans? 

    The Burro's tail sedum is not toxic to humans. However, it can be mildly
    toxic to pets if they ingest it. It contains a toxic substance called saponins,
    which can cause vomiting, diarrhea, and other gastrointestinal symptoms in
    pets. If you have pets, it's best to keep the plant out of reach or choose a
    different plant that is non-toxic to pets.

  • Is Burros Tail an indoor
    plant? 

    The Burro's tail plant is an indoor plant that can be grown in a pot or hanging
    basket. It prefers bright sunlight for at least 4-6 hours daily and
    well-draining soil, and it can be grown in a variety of indoor settings, such
    as near a sunny window or in a bright, well-lit room. Overall, the sedum
    burrito is a great choice for people who want a low-maintenance indoor plant
    that adds a touch of green to their home or office. 

  • How often should I water
    Burros Tail? 

    The Burro's tail prefers to be kept on the dry side. You should allow the
    soil to dry out completely between waterings and avoid overwatering the burro's
    tail succulent. In general, you should water the plant once every 2-3 weeks or
    whenever the soil feels dry to the touch. Overwatering can cause the sedum
    burrito leaves to become yellow and fall off, so it's important to be careful
    not to water the succulent too frequently.

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