I have fallen deeply for this little plant. It’s long, pale green, dread like stems, are calling to me. This beauty is a Sedum morganianum or Burro’s Tail.
The Burro’s tail is a heat and drought tolerant plant well suited for a sunny patio or in a bed in full sun. It also makes for a brilliant house plant, with very little needs.
Caring for the Burro’s Tail
- The succulent thrives indoors in a well-drained container where bright sunlight bathes the plant. A burro’s tail houseplant will grow equally well in a mixed succulent container or as a hanging specimen. Slowly introduce the plant to full sun once purchased to allow it to acclimate first, as light conditions vary from nursery to nursery.
- Provide even moisture and fertilize with cactus food during the growing season.
- Divide the plant when it gets too large for a container and transplant it every couple of years to provide it with fresh nutrient-rich soil.
- Burro’s tail care is easy and makes it an excellent plant for the novice gardener.
Imagine this beautifully formed succulent in this wonderful pot! SWOON!
Lou Archell, a writer, photographer, stylist and founder of Littlegreenshed. A UK lifestyle & travel blog
Lou is also a busy mum of two amazing boys and the founder of Sisterhood Camp – an annual creative retreat for recharging and empowering brilliant ladies, Lou is passionate about supporting and inspiring others whether through her workshops, writing, photography or lifestyle hacks.