Written by Maggie
Dec 09 2022
Sedum morganianum, also known as the burro's tail, will be fully discussed in this guide, along with its propagation and maintenance requirements for both indoor and outdoor succulent gardens, so keep reading to learn more.
In order to grow and care for Burro's Tail (Sedum morganianum) well, it is necessary to be familiar with the lighting, watering and fertilization requirements of Burro's Tail in different seasons.
The first thing to know is that Burro's Tail grows at 18 ~ 25 ° C, so the ambient temperature needs to be controlled within this range.
When we grow and care for Burro's Tail in summer, the temperature is relatively high, so the environment needs to be strengthened to cool and ventilate. If the summer temperature exceeds 35℃, the Burro's Tail will go into hibernation. Burro's Tail can grow normally if the winter temperature is above 10 ° C,
If the temperature is lower than 5℃, be sure to keep the basin soil dry, otherwise it is easy to frostbite.
Burro's Tail plants are made with loose, fertile, sandy soil that drains well. When we grow and care for Burro's Tail, potted soil can be made from a mixture of garden soil, coarse sand, vermiculite, and a small amount of bone meal or chicken manure can also be added to the soil as a base fertilizer for the growth of Burro's Tail.
Burro's Tail likes plenty of light. The larger the temperature difference between day and night, the brighter the color of its leaves, and they need to be kept under full daylight in spring and autumn.
It is hot in summer and the temperature is high. When we grow and care for Burro's Tail, we need shade to avoid the strong sunlight in summer. It is suggested to move Burro's Tail potted plants to a ventilated and cool place for maintenance.
In winter, it is recommended to keep Burro's Tail in a sunny place and not in a hot place.
We can grow Burro's Tail in spring and fall, during which it needs to be watered every two to three days. Summer temperature is high, it is to spray water around the plant generally, increase the humidity of the environment, and can be watered 1-2 times a month. In the fall, the temperature is also falling. When we grow and care for Burro's Tail, we can slowly reduce the amount of watering. Once the Burro's Tail grows very slowly in winter, it can be cut off or not watered.
You shouldn't need to water Burro's Tail more frequently than once every two weeks if you're giving your plant the right amount of light. Before giving the soil a good watering, let it completely dry out. If you have a cutting, a very young plant, or a plant in a two-inch pot, you would be the only person who could break this rule. Then you should water more frequently, but in smaller amounts.
Concerned about both overwatering Burro's Tail and underwatering Burro's Tail at the same time? Succulents are equipped with an internal warning system that lets you know when they require water, so don't worry. It's time to water your plant if you see that the usually hefty leaves have begun to pucker, resembling the outside of a raisin. The plant's leaves will rehydrate after being watered!
Burro's Tail is usually used up when it blossoms, so you need to supplement it to make sure it grows properly. When we grow and care for Burro's Tail, it is recommended that you give the Burro's Tail some decrepit organic fertilizer.
Burro's Tail grows slowly or stops growing in the summer. When we grow and care for Burro's Tail, just keep the environment well-ventilated and avoid strong sunlight to avoid Burro's Tail shriveling. Also, in the rainy summer, avoid getting wet and causing rot.
In winter, flower friends are advised to move the Burro's Tail indoors for maintenance. If the ambient temperature is below 5℃, then stop watering and fertilizing. When we grow and care for Burro's Tail, don't spray water in winter, because if you spray water to the leaves, the water will stay in the leaves for a long time, which will cause the leaves to rot, so water directly on the roots of the Burro's Tail.
It's very similar to propagating most other succulents that are similar to burro's tail. Using individual leaves or cuttings are the two methods for propagating burro's tail succulents.
A few individual leaves are visible in the soil in the image below. I chose to leave the leaves that fell off when I repotted the plant in the pot so they could continue to grow. Then, you can see that the young plants have already sprouted and have their own roots! I'm hoping they'll take root and essentially merge with the main plant.
Stem cuttings are yet another method of propagating a burro's tail succulent plant. Because you have to cut a piece of the stem that is several inches long, this procedure makes my heart hurt a little. Since I haven't yet done that, it is obvious. You'll need to cut the piece, remove the leaves from the bottom inch or so, and then let all of the "wounds" callus over before planting.
You can now place the stem in a tiny pot with succulent soil for planting. To promote the development of new roots, keep the planted cutting just barely moist. Soon enough, it will take root and start expanding rapidly.
Root RotYour succulent houseplants will get the monster (root rot) if you overwater them and there is poor drainage. Due to a deficiency in nutrients and strong roots, root rot causes the entire healthy plant to turn brown, mushy, and black.
Because it contains magnesium, sulfur, and oxygen, Epsom salt is used as food for succulents and helps them grow lush green foliage and beautiful flowers.
Their leaves will become soft and wrinkled if they are thirsty, which is a sign. All things considered, donkey's tail and burro's tail are attractive and entertaining plants that liven up any house or garden. As a bonus for those of you with pets or young children, they're not toxic to humans or animals.