You can also propagate it by individual leaf cuttings which you’ll see in the picture below. Propagation basically means growing a new plant from the parent plant. I now am sure it’s the same. Also, Burro’s Tail doesn’t like extreme heat. Like Donkey's Tail, Burro's Tail originates in Southern Mexico, but wasn't discovered by botanists until the mid-1970s. Origin. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. Burro’s tail, or sedum morganianum, is one of the most adorable potted succulents to take on the houseplant world. I live in Montana and have had burro’s tail for years and it thrives as far as growth but never blooms. In the cooler months indoor succulents need watering every 2-6 weeks, depending on the pot size & type & environment of your home. However, they are losing the little buds near the pot and I have bare branches for about 3 or 4 inches from the pot. Don’t know the proper name but it has little tube like leaves that turn red on the tips in the summer sun. Get rid of the insects & the mold will go also. They are brown and dry I am afraid we gave it too much sun this summer when we took it outside. I was told to set the pot in a pan of water and let the plant soak up water from the bottom. Then, insert the leaves into the soil of your burro’s tail plant with half of the leaf sticking out of the soil. 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. , Hi Andy – Thumbs which are brown can slowly turn green. In other words, don’t splash and go every other day. By the way, I water both of mine every 7-10 days in the warmer months depending on the temps. As the plant grows & gets fuller, you can get an occasional stem doing that. There was only one that way from the many I broke off. Hello, I just bought a burro’s tail plant and the guy at the store said I should not repot, but instead bury the existing plastic pot in the new pot and cover with soil. Hardiness: Sedum morganianum can withstand temperatures as low as 30 to 50 °F (-1.1 to 10 °C), USDA hardiness zones 10a to 11b. Hope that helps! . All 3 of mine have a lot of trails on them. 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. It stores water in the leaves, stems & roots so you should only water it when dry. Some people confuse symptoms of overwatering with under watering. This planting, both Ponytail Palm […], […] the colorful Paddle Plant, to the adorable Burro’s Tail, desert plants of all shapes and sizes can be found everywhere these days. I am desperate to rescue our beloved burro’s tail plant. Do you know if that from the fungus or bugs? Hi Ann – Glad you found us! Indoors, it’s best to water your plant thoroughly, let all the water drain out, & then water again when the top half of the soil has dried out. Thank you, Richard. Nell. Thank you Barbara-Jean! ( Log Out /  Sounds like it might have gotten too wet at some point. Burro’s Tail Propagation Propagating, rooting and starting the burro’s tail and sedum plants, in general, could not be easier. and I water it occasionally. They reach 4-6 feet long there and are so beautiful! I always loose a fair amount of the leaves when repotting this plant. Mine happily resides in a large square terra cotta pot with my now 5-year-old Coleus “Dipped In Wine” (yes, they’re technically perennials) and a Golden Weeping Variegated Boxwood which I brought home from Kew Gardens as a wee cutting. Hi Pono – I’m assuming that shribbling means shriveling! The plant could have been over watered (or under watered) at 1 time. Add sunlight was the first thing I did. Nell, Hi Nell! Just know that Burro’s Tail leaves fall off very easily & I loose quite a few of them when I transplant. 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. We will be leaving in about two weeks and I watered it 2 days ago. If you watch the video at the end you’ll see the stems that are getting too much sun are a pale green. How to grow. It’s growing & was looking good, but noticed a few little spots today on some leaves, panicked, & watered. If you decided to leave it in the pot, I’d cut the bottom off so the roots can grow out. Nell. Keep it on the dry side. I inherited the mother plant from a friend who moved. This plant eventually grows to 4′ long which will take around 6 years or so. The problem is, it’s elongated so the distance between the leaves are quite long. I am about to re-landscape a small courtyard off the entry of our home and would love to fill in some areas like this. If you have a better suggestion, I would love to hear it. Nell. Hi Joni – Yes, you are correct correct to think that. Thank you for all the valuable advice you give about properly caring for succulents. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. In the process of moving some plants around some leaves fell off mine and into another plant’s pot. There are two ways to propagate a burro’s tail succulent: through individual leaves and through cuttings. Thank you for your help again! Hi Nell, 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. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! I don’t cut the new plant from the original leaf, I just put soil over top of it. The goal is for the Burro,s tail to drape over the container, hoping this will give the silk a more natural and soft look. they haven’t grown any either. Move the plants back indoors in the fall when nighttime temperatures are predicted to go below 40ºF. I live 70 miles north of Santa Barbara and have had both of my donkey tails for 31 years. Propagating from leaves is the easiest. This succulent loves the sun, so make sure it’s in a south facing window. The plant would appreciate having some new soil but you don’t want to loose too many leaves so tap the existing soil off gently. I have mine near a window, but not in a lot of direct sunlight. I plan on changing to a more conventional hanging pot that will look more attractive inside once we get to our new home. This might be every 14 days in summer, depending on the temps & size of the pot. Comment document.getElementById("comment").setAttribute( "id", "a04a77cbc812b5abc58aaa186c64b982" );document.getElementById("i6dd623eab").setAttribute( "id", "comment" ); Hi, I’m Nell, and this is where I celebrate all things garden and share my passion for plants, flowers and the great outdoors. Understanding donkey tail plant care practices and culture remains an … And now, because my neighbor cut down two of his pine trees last year, it gets some afternoon sun too. You can find your very own little burro baby in my store that will be hand-packaged and sent with love your way. Hi Susan – I visited Singapore many years ago & loved it – the orchids that grow there are so beautiful! I’ve read that when succulents don’t get enough sun, they elongate, but I don’t want them to burn. Sedum morganianum likes bright shade or partial sun. Rooting them in water will rot them out. But I left it with my mom for about a month and gave her the same directions. I made sure not to give it a lot of water and it gets enough sunshine. You can get your own burros tail, A Summer Centerpiece With Silk Flowers You Can Make Ahead ». Great info! For a little while some of them had white spots on the leaves, but I cut off all stems that seemed affected and there are none left. Thanks again. Hope that helps, Nell, Hi Nell. 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”. Propagating a burro’s tail succulent is just like propagating most other similar succulents. Nell. As with most succulents, making new individuals is rather easy, especially when you consider the process involved in copying most houseplants. Also want to find a String of Pearls. Gather the leaves and insert them partway into a moist soilless medium. I neglected it for a bit but really started taking care of it back in April. I water every 3 days. If you take it out of the pot, just be very careful not to loose too many leaves. Both prefer high amounts of sunlight and minimal watering. Do you agree one should not re-pot a burro’s tail? Is this normal once it starts to hang off? Lawn And Garden. Hi Joelle – A lot depends on the temps & size pot it’s in. The coldest it can take is to around 25 F. Nell, I have a donkey tail that is about 15 years old in a large pot that is about 5 inches deep. Nell. 06/18/2014. I found your wonderful site today while searching for info on propagating my string of pearls. Hang the planter near a window (but away […], Your email address will not be published. I’m terribly jealous of your succulents! Mine is up against the house and shows no signs of stress during those brief chilly spells. Then, insert the leaves into the soil of your burro’s tail plant with half of the leaf sticking out of the soil. Nell, […] sure to check out my posts on propagating Burro’s Tail Sedum, String Of Pearls and […], […] going to list out the steps I take when propagating succulents. The stems are heavy with the weight of water-filled leaves, but I’ve seen them grow as long as two feet without trouble. The Donkey’s Tail, also Burro’s Tail or Sedum morganianum (botanical name), is an ideal addition for its iconic leaves. Loved this article. Many thanks in advance. in spring with worm castings or a balanced liquid houseplant fertilizer. They are all upright 7-12 inches long with leaves upto 2 inches long. When I propagate the leaves of succulents, I lightly spray the soil twice a week. Thank you. This plant grows stems in the form of long trails that overflow out of a … It hasn’t improved. Hi We occasionally dip into the thirties but not for more than a couple of days. Summer right now is hot/humid. Sedums are also easy to grow from seed. Have a great day! Honor, Thank you Honor! This plant does well in a tall pot or hanging pot, because the stems can get long and drape over the sides. Burro's Tail, Donkey's Tail, Horse's Tail, Lamb's Tail. Today, pulled up & transplanted 2 stems with roots so now have room to check dampness to mid-depth of pot. Hi Jo – I love my Burro’s Tail but every time I touch it, some of those leaves fall off. The ones I have now are about 4 inches long, so how long would I wait to take a clipping? Nell. Hello Nell, Hope that helps! Otherwise, take it indoors for those couple of cold months – just back way off on the watering. A mature specimen might have branches up to two fe… This plant is also commonly known as lamb's tail, burro's tail, or horse's tail. Hi Nell, I have a sad (acquired one without knowing what it was called or how to care for it) Burros tail. Sedum 'Burrito', Sedum morganianum 'Burrito' Scientific Classification. Hi Ireri – If growing in the right conditions, BTs are moderate growers. Nell. Succulents can be closely planted & packed in or grow in large pots – that’s another wonderful thing about them. They don’t root too deep. Take it out of the water & recut the ends. Let it dry out (you may need to repot it), then water every 10-14 days at the most. Identifying succulents can sometimes be confusing – Hens & chicks for instance all under 3 genus’. I keep it indoors. When I want more I take stem cuttings and strip off the lower leaves and put the bared stem in soil. I just got my first burrows tail, however my leaves are rounded, not pointed so maybe it’s a baby burros tail? It’s very informative,, I really like that I can ask a question concerning my donkey tail. Here’s a post & video I did on it for you: https://www.joyusgarden.com/hens-and-chicks-succulent/ Happy gardening! Appreciate the specifics, Nel ! Hi Nell, Thank you SO much for sharing your wisdom and pic’s of your succulents! You can go up to a 10″ pot or larger if you’d like. This species is native to Mexico (central Veracruz). Required fields are marked *. Wondering if my plant, I will call pork n’bean will survive over our winter here in Olympia, Wa. Learn more at … As a rule, plants in clay pots will dry out faster as will larger plants in smaller pots. Thanks in advance for your information. All I can say is be prepared to loose some leaves but the plant will grow just fine regardless. I just moved to a new home & brought quite a few succulent cuttings with me so I’ll be doing a video of that little planting project soon. I'm new to propagation but I've recently had success. Nell. It involves stripping off a plumpy leaf and pinning down it … With mine, the leaves just fall off & they root themselves in the ground. I can’t figure it out. Mine bloomed for the first time ever this year although there were only 3 clusters on that big ole plant. I’ve moved to Tucson & I’m going to try keeping them outdoors year round also – I’ll have to watch the temps. My Burro’s Tail in bright shade with just an hour of sun looks better than the one getting more sun. Hope that helps! Hi! You can also propagate it with the individual leaves. I just discovered your website yesterday and am enjoying it greatly. I took lots of cuttings though! Explore. They’re also indegenous to that region. 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