Hope that helps! Propagating burro’s tail. Lawn And Garden. Hey Nell!! The soil needs to have excellent drainage. Nell, Joyce – Burro’s Tails can be tricky to grow. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! It stores water in the leaves, stems & roots so you should only water it when dry. I bought my burros tail on a website about 2 months ago and it arrived all healthy and well, it was so beautiful. Nell. Or, if you had a greenhouse, that would definitely help! Don’t water it too often & try to avoid wetting the foliage too much. Thanks for all the great tips! Any advice you can give would be much appreciated. Water well and leave in … The plant creates long drooping tendrils several feet long. Nell. Since then the leaves started falling out and it’s drying up by the bottom of the stems, it’s not the same plant I bought it got a few tails left. I keep mine in a south facing window, so it does get a lot of sunlight. Thank you Bridget – glad you found the site! If you want a real icebreaker at parties, then wear your Burro’s Tail as a necklace! The top few inches of soil may be dry but staying moist down below where the majority of roots are. Nell. ( Log Out /  How to Propagate Sedum Morganianum. I'm new to propagation but I've recently had success. 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! Propagating the burro’s tail is a very facile exercise. I plan on changing to a more conventional hanging pot that will look more attractive inside once we get to our new home. I just got my first burrows tail, however my leaves are rounded, not pointed so maybe it’s a baby burros tail? and I water it occasionally. Propagating some burro's tail and I've heard many different wait times for the callousing of the leaves or cuttings... Also, I've been laying them flat, opposed to digging them into the soil, is that best? Give them nice, bright light but no direct sunlight. Propagating, rooting and starting the burro’s tail and sedum plants, in general, could not be easier. We get a lot of rain and will get some snow but it looks so good now I hate to disturb it. Having read your blog I see where I may have been going wrong but would still like some advise about transplanting. ( Log Out /  It has fat blue-green leaves growing on stems. Hello Nell, It seems to be a rare thing as far as what I have read. The donkey's tail succulent (Sedum morganianum) is a popular and easy-to-grow trailing succulent with rows of fleshy, tear-dropped shaped leaves. What mix should I use and should I fill the new pot half way and try to extracate the burro with as much of the existing soil as possible or shake it off? Or is it normal? Article by Sacred Elements. Summer right now is hot/humid. 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. The light sounds fine because they like it bright indoors whereas outdoors they prefer more shade. So anyway, because I just love them…I’m not letting that keep me from growing them in containers! Scientific Classification. Nell, Hi Nell! Do you know if that from the fungus or bugs? 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. My Burro’s Tail cuttings are healing off. I was currious if this may be why mine never has bloomed. If it’s been super sunny for several days the soil will obviously dry up faster, so it’ll require more water. Burro’s tail is generally grown as a year-round houseplant in the Midwest, but the plants can be moved outside for the growing season once temperatures are consistently above 40ºF. Sedum morganianum is a beautiful succulent with many, first erect, then pendant stems covered with fleshy, glaucous blue-green leaves. I have just recently purchased a burro’s tail in a 4″ nursery pot. Hi Tara – I love my succulents & they do so well because I live in a climate where they grow outdoors in the conditions they love. Nell. New growth is appearing!! Still 80s- low 90s. All 3 of mine have a lot of trails on them. I brought back some cuttings of burro’s Tail from West Bengal, India last April. Add sunlight was the first thing I did. I will now look after it properly. It is currently in a six inch clay pot and the spindly trails are about six inches long and have not grown in the year that I have had it. Leave it for two weeks to get the stripped part callus over. If you want to know more on this subject, I’ve done an entire, It is commonly sold as an indoor hanging plant. Now that I have your direction, I’m not so afraid to snip my plants. 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. Propagation via Cuttings. The bare stems will never fill in, but if you pinch a bit on a few stems, new growth will appear at the top. To propagate donkey’s tail, you will need to cut the stems and strip off its leaves from the bottom. Nell. I’m Kristen, the proud dog mom of Pippin. The leaves fall off at the slightest touch and will litter the ground after transplanting or repotting. We just get too much rain here. As you can imagine, a mature plant gets very heavy. Donkey's Tail (sedum morganianum) and Burro's Tail (sedum morganianum 'Burrito' or simply sedum 'Burrito', depending on the source) are so similar that they're often sold under the same name. Will more tails pop up around the edges or only if I propagate? These succulents make excellent hanging plants or they can be used as trailers (a plant with only one root that creeps along the surface) in small pots. They reach 4-6 feet long there and are so beautiful! However, they are losing the little buds near the pot and I have bare branches for about 3 or 4 inches from the pot. I have them sitting on top of a pot of regular potting soil. Hi Sara – I know for certain that it’s not toxic to cats & dogs. Plant your cuttings in the pot; however, you can also propagate it with leaf cuttings. . The key to this working is making sure the soil is always wet, otherwise the leaf will shrivel up. Depending on the cultivar, foliage can range from gray-green, to … And, use succulent & cactus mix if it’s available in your area. To propagate burrow’s tail from cuttings, make sure to use a sharp, sterile knife or a pair of sharp, sterile scissors. I think the wind got too much for it while I was not at home. Propagating the burro’s tail is a very facile exercise. I have been watering once per week with a “full drink”. I am from Singapore & I find it extremely difficult to grow this Burros tail succulent. Hi Kelsey – I always water my succulents in pots from above. Thx much! The plant is currently doing fairly well outside in a bench-shaped, hanging planter that has the soil/moss mix covered with chicken wire. I’ve moved to Tucson & I’m going to try keeping them outdoors year round also – I’ll have to watch the temps. I can’t figure it out. It blooms often and is in a secluded spot where it doesn’t get direct sun and since it is windy here in Fairfield California it is protected. Watering this way also helps some of the salts (from the water and fertilizers) to flush out of the pot. Am I not watering it enough? Also if you live in a cold climate like me, it’s best to wait until spring/summer to propagate, because most house plants are pretty dormant over the winter. All those leaves store water so be sure not to overwater it. The problem is, it’s elongated so the distance between the leaves are quite long. You can also propagate it with the individual leaves. Keep it on the dry side. My question: It has started developing black mold (sooty mold maybe from what I read). It used to look short, dense, and fat but now it’s longer and plump(getting there) but spotty. Darlene from Sacramento Ca. I watered my Burros tail about 14days but the leaves continue to shrivel like dried raisins and eventually die. Let it dry out (you may need to repot it), then water every 10-14 days at the most. I bought a Burro’s Tail about a month ago and I’ve noticed that all its leaves are drying out. If you aren’t super careful the leaves fall off with the slightest bump or touch. If you want to know more on this subject, I’ve done an entire blog post about propagating sedums. You can find your very own little burro baby in my store that will be hand-packaged and sent with love your way. I would have started sooner! Do donkey tail produce pups? Is there any way I can send you a photo so you can see them and maybe give me a rough diagnosis? 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). PROPAGATION - … They would love being outdoors in the summer (out of hot sun) if you’re able to do so. Cactus Garden .. Donkey's Tail Sedum | Click here to purchase To propagate donkey’s tail, you will need to cut the stems and strip off its leaves from the bottom. Yes, it’s being watering way too much. Jun 26, 2018 - Tips on donkey tail plant care, Burros Tail, makes a beautiful hanging succulent basket or potted plant. Happy succulent-ing!!! I water all of them no more than every three weeks. They need to be gradually acclimated to the brighter conditions outdoors or will sunburn. This plant does well in a tall pot or hanging pot, because the stems can get long and drape over the sides. I was told when I bought it to never water them from above. in spring with worm castings or a balanced liquid houseplant fertilizer. There are so many different sedums on the market these days – you’ll have fun with them. The coldest it can take is to around 25 F. Nell, I have a donkey tail that is about 15 years old in a large pot that is about 5 inches deep. Hello thank you for the advice you’ve provided! You can also propagate it by individual leaf cuttings which you’ll see in the picture below. The plant would appreciate having some new soil but you don’t want to loose too many leaves so tap the existing soil off gently. First time I’ve ever had any problems associated with it (and it flowers all the time!) You might want to feed it once (& only once!) At this phase, you should let the soil dry out between waterings. And as you would assume, this foliage grows in a bottlebrush style, similar to that of a … I live 70 miles north of Santa Barbara and have had both of my donkey tails for 31 years. And produce new plants in a south facing window ( maybe should move to east? has started black! 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