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Burro's Tail- Sedum morganianum

Burro's Tail, scientifically known as Sedum morganianum, is a succulent plant that traces its roots to Mexico and Honduras. This houseplant is beloved for its striking, trailing stems adorned with plump, blue-green leaves. Burro's Tail is a low-maintenance plant requiring minimal care, making it a popular choice for novice and experienced plant enthusiasts.

Burro's Tail Succulent drapes down a wooden post.

General Care

Light

Prefers bright, indirect sunlight. Direct sunlight can cause the leaves to burn, so placing the plant near a south or west-facing window with a sheer curtain to filter the light is best. If the plant does not receive enough light, it may become leggy and lose its compact shape.

Water

Burro's Tail is a succulent plant that stores water in its leaves and stems. Therefore, allowing the soil to dry out completely between waterings is essential. Water the plant thoroughly, then wait until the soil is dry before watering again.

Humidity

Prefers low humidity levels and can tolerate dry indoor environments. High humidity levels can cause the leaves to drop, so it is best to avoid misting the plant.

Soil

Burro's Tail requires well-draining soil enriched with perlite, sand, or other gritty materials to ensure proper drainage. A cactus or succulent mix is an excellent choice. The plant does not require frequent repotting and should be repotted only when the pot becomes too small.

Densely packed with plump oval-shaped leaves give this succulent a thick tail-look.

Common Problems

The most common problems with Burro's Tail are related to overwatering. Overwatering can cause the roots to rot, leading to yellowing leaves, wilting, and plant death. To avoid overwatering, allowing the soil to dry out completely between waterings is essential. Burro’s Tail is also susceptible to mealybugs, which can be controlled with insecticidal soap or neem oil.

 

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