Sedum morganianumDonkey tail sedum, Burrow Tail
This plant eventually grows to 4′ long which will take around 6 years or so. As it grows it gets very thick with those trailing stems heavily laden with overlapping plump, juicy leaves which form a groovy braided pattern.
As you can imagine, a mature plant gets very heavy. This plant is not for a flimsy pot with a flimsy hanger. It’s best grown in a hanging basket, in a large pot like mine, in a pot that hangs against a wall or trailing out of a rock garden.
,…Sedum morganianum likes bright shade or partial sun. It will burn in strong, hot sun. Mine gets morning sun which it prefers.
…All those leaves store water so be sure not to overwater it….I water it every 10-14 days but give it a thorough drink. …In the growing season, when the days are warmer and longer, I water it more often every 9-11 days.
Excerpted from How To Care For & Propagate Sedum Morganianum aka Burro’s Tail by Nell Foster
Burrito thrives in hanging containers with great drainage. It needs plenty of sunlight and protection from frost, but can tolerate drought and neglect. Water deeply when the soil is completely dry.
Source: Mountain Crest Gardens
Native to southern Mexico and Honduras.
This plant has gained the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit.