In the process of moving some plants around some leaves fell off mine and into another plant’s pot. Do donkey tail produce pups? I haven’t watered the soil and wasn’t sure if it needed to be yet or not? Understanding donkey tail plant care practices and culture remains an … Propagation basically means growing a new plant from the parent plant. Some people confuse symptoms of overwatering with under watering. If I tried to pick up one of those “tails” on my Donkey’s (Burro in Spanish) Tail that I’ve had for 10+ years I am afraid more than half of the “leaves” would fall off. Scientific Classification. Don’t know the proper name but it has little tube like leaves that turn red on the tips in the summer sun. July 2019. This species is native to Mexico (central Veracruz). Give it lots of bright light, fertilize it only once a year & keep it on the dry side – your Burro’s Tail should do just fine! Sorry if this sounds daft but I’m a real newby at this. Even botanists can't seem to agree on whether 'Burrito' is a variation or mutation of s. morganianium, or it's own species. This plant comes under the category of succulent plants such as Manfreda, Jovibarba, and Duvalia. I think the wind got too much for it while I was not at home. I’ve always taken Burro’s Tails out of their pots when transplanting. The current tails are about 3′ long. 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. Happy gardening!! I have tried to let the soil dry out and then the leaves shrivel and drop. 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. So I decided to start giving it water only once a week. I have a donkey’s tail(but it doesn’t have the pointy ends) and it almost died because I didn’t water it enough and I kept it in the basement(Oops). 48.4k. They’re also indegenous to that region. This plant is also commonly known as lamb's tail, burro's tail, or horse's tail. Happy Spring to you, Nell. Loved this article. Ive also heard of just misting succulents to avoid over watering. Scientific Classification. It’s very important to not overwater this plant. Nell. . Best, Nell, Hi Nell! I am very excited about my new plant addition to my home! I have a question about my indoor Burro’s Tail that appears to be shriveling in some areas. Mine bloomed for the first time ever this year although there were only 3 clusters on that big ole plant. Also, it’s best to not keep them anyplace hot. Does over or underwatering cause this? I bought a new hanging basket with succulent soil mix and I’m trying to figure out the best way to bring this lovely plant back to life. You may have to do the same in the spring & give it fresh succulent & cactus mix. Besides, we all start somewhere! It has been through every challenge imaginable and still survives despite my lack of knowledge and care. Hello, Hi Melissa – When fleshy succulents loose leaves, it’s usually 1 of 3 things: mechanical damage, light (not enough or too much hot sun) or watering (usually too much). Ive had one of these for about two years. Place freshly fallen leaves back into the pot – or into a small new pot – to grow a whole new plant! FINALLY — If you’re ready to be a Burro’s Tail parent, but don’t have a plant to start propogating with, I’ve got you covered! I inherited the mother plant from a friend who moved. The sign up for our monthly newsletter is at the top of our website or at the bottom of each blog post. Carefully clip … Silly question. Here was my downfall: Over-misting. Backyard would be great for bright shade but no protection from rain. The soil seems to be good draining soil, the top has rocks/shards on it so it makes it difficult to stick my finger in and check the soil. As it grows it gets very thick with those trailing stems heavily laden with overlapping plump, juicy leaves that form a groovy braided pattern. I watered my Burros tail about 14days but the leaves continue to shrivel like dried raisins and eventually die. Should I do anything special so it fixes itself? Sedum morganianum likes bright shade or partial sun. I live in Florida, so I think the temperature is not a problem. The plant’s been in the same location in my apartment the entire time at a sunny windowsill that gets a few hours of morning sun. PROPAGATING THE DONKEY TAIL’S PLANT. Some other closely related Sedum varieties may also be known by any of these names. Make sure you have the end which came off the plant touching or lightly pressed into the soil. Simply pluck a few leaves from the burro’s tail stem and place them in moist soil. someone gave me a piece of a burrow’s tail a couple of years ago, said it would take root and propogate like mad, but it has done nothing! They are all upright 7-12 inches long with leaves upto 2 inches long. 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. It hasn’t improved. You can also propagate it by individual leaf cuttings which you’ll see in the picture below. Voila..propagation! It will need less water as an adult, since it no longer runs the risk of shrivelling up. The Burro’s Tail Plant (Sedum morganianum) is a small succulent known by several other names besides “Burro’s tail.”Donkey tail plant; Lamb’s tail plant; Monkey tail plant; Horse’s tail plant; I’ve always called it Burro’s tail. To learn more about Sedum morganianum, read this article… The good news? Or is it normal? These succulents make excellent hanging plants or they can be used as trailers (a plant with only one root that creeps alo… I took lots of cuttings though! It will get plenty of light. I’m not sure if this means its underwatered, overwatered, or getting too hot of sun. Keep it on the dry side. Adding hanging succulents is highly […], […] below so best to give that a looky-loo. Thank you for all the valuable advice you give about properly caring for succulents. Description. The ones in the middle tend to grow more in a more upwards direction. I have mine near a window, but not in a lot of direct sunlight. While the stems are healing off, you want to keep them in bright light but not in direct sunlight. If yes, what type of soil should I use? I got my Burro’s Tail about a month ago, and I’ve only watered it once and have kept it in indirect sunlight but the part of the stem once it comes out of the dirt is drying up, yet the rest of the plant looks completely fine and healthy. Aspect – This plant likes filtered sunlight or light shade and will not thrive in full sun. On a side note – please tell me what the gorgeous green succulent is that is creeping around the rock in your first photo. Your video was amazing. Do you agree one should not re-pot a burro’s tail? They need a lot of light when growing indoors, so that could another cause … or a combo. I started putting it by a skylight window where it gets lots of sun all day. My Burro’s Tail cuttings are healing off. With mine, the leaves just fall off & they root themselves in the ground. This plant does well in a tall pot or hanging pot, because the stems can get long and drape over the sides. Propagating from leaves is the easiest. Nell. Ask a Question forum: Propagating burro's tail succulent. Hi Mairi – Indoors they grow much slower but you should be seeing a bit of “movement” after 2 years. Otherwise, take it indoors for those couple of cold months – just back way off on the watering. The origin of this popular succulent is quite a mystery. Also want to find a String of Pearls. Happy gardening, Nell, Just love this plant and want to follow your great advice! Hang the planter near a window (but away […], Your email address will not be published. Today, pulled up & transplanted 2 stems with roots so now have room to check dampness to mid-depth of pot. Explore. Hope that helps! This plant grows stems in the form of long trails that overflow out of a … Question: Why does it loose leaves without reason? We get a lot of rain and will get some snow but it looks so good now I hate to disturb it. Please, don’t even think about trying to repot it. New growth is appearing!! I discovered this technique by accident with my Burro’s Tail. Burro’s tail can be propagated from cuttings, as well as the leaves. You can find your very own little burro baby in my store that will be hand-packaged and sent with love your way. It takes a little while for those new plants to form so be patient. If it’s been super sunny for several days the soil will obviously dry up faster, so it’ll require more water. In the top half, I can see the stem of the plant as there are gaps between the leaves. Just know you’re not the only 1 that experiences this! Mine is up against the house and shows no signs of stress during those brief chilly spells. The trails on mine are very long – yours should explode too. Hello thank you for the advice you’ve provided! Thank you! People also love these ideas. Try Burro’s Tail, it is a phenomenal plant that requires little care to survive and grow fully. After the leaf has calloused over, I move it to a little pot that has drainage and soil. They like to grow a bit tight in their pots. were doing well. It’s growing & was looking good, but noticed a few little spots today on some leaves, panicked, & watered. 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