Burro’s Tail or Sedum morganianum – House Plant for April

House Plant April Nature in the Home Littlegreenshed blog
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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!

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