Sedum burrito hanging

Sedum burrito

The common name burrito sedum refers to Sedum morganianum “Burrito,” a cultivar of sedum also known as burro’s tail and grown for its long, trailing stems and plump, densely packed foliage. It cannot tolerate frost and  so it is best grown as a houseplant in cooler areas. Despite their frost tenderness, burrito sedums are relatively hardy and thrive with little hands-on care. However, they must be regularly watered during the active growing season and provided with suitable levels of light and warmth to prosper.

Water the burrito sedum weekly during the active growing season, from late March until early October. Allow the potting soil to dry completely between waterings to prevent rot. Water sparingly in winter, providing just enough moisture to keep the leaves from shriveling.

Feed the burrito sedum once in spring just as new growth emerges from the stem tips. Use a balanced 12-12-12 fertilizer. Apply the fertilizer at half the recommended strength to prevent root damage. Water deeply immediately after feeding.

Watch for signs of stress, such as dropped or yellowish foliage. If you see such damage, move the plant to a brighter location and decrease watering slightly to see whether the problem corrects itself. Contact your local cooperative extension to receive a definitive diagnosis if the problem persists.

Prune off any damaged or unsightly stems as they occur throughout the year. Snip off the stems 1/2 inch above the damaged area. Discard the pruned stems or use them as cuttings to propagate new burrito sedums.

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