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PlantFiles: Burro's Tail Sedum
Sedum burrito

Family: Crassulaceae (krass-yoo-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Sedum (SEE-dum) (Info)
Species: burrito (bur-REE-toh) (Info)

2 vendors have this plant for sale.

38 members have or want this plant for trade.

Cactus and Succulents

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade
Partial to Full Shade


Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

Grown for foliage

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
From leaf cuttings
From herbaceous stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:
Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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3 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive DawnOfDeath13 On May 9, 2013, DawnOfDeath13 from Fayetteville, NC wrote:

I had one for 4 years and just got another one. they are fine with sunlight and shade but not extreme heat. With to much heat the stems turn black and die. Water every 2-4 days depending on how much sun they get. The pieces that fall off become the seeds plant them within 1-2 days of falling off and within 2-3 days they will begin growing. pull off pieces that turn yellow and dispose of them. In the summer the buds on the tip turn pink and begin to bloom.

Neutral BlissfulGarden On Oct 24, 2008, BlissfulGarden from Baton Rouge, LA wrote:


Sedum 'Burrito forms semi-prostrate stems with dense glaucous blue-green "jelly bean" leaves. Excellent for hanging basket culture, or in brightly lit atriums or patios with filtered light. The origin of this plant is quite an enigmatic mystery. There is no known record of 'Burrito' having occurred in habitat. As 'Burrito' seems similar to Sedum morganianum, which is native to Mexico and forms long cascading stems of glaucous blue-green leaves, there has been conjecture that perhaps 'Burrito' is a natural Sedum morganianum hybrid. As similar plants in habitat often cascade down rocky inclines where the water drains swiftly away from the plant, it is preferable to plant Sedum 'Burrito' in a porous soil with good drainage. Prefers bright, filtered light with ample airflow. Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch. Protect from frost.

Positive MarciaS On Jul 15, 2008, MarciaS from Greenacres, WA wrote:

I am totally surprised and very happy that this Plant has flowers, I just bought my first one. I didn't know this. I hope I can keep mine alive. The plants are lovely in the photo sections
I live in Spokane WA it will have to be in the house in the winter.

Positive hanna1 On Oct 7, 2004, hanna1 from Castro Valley, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

Minimum temp is 32F, Blooms in Spring, Likes bright lit atriums or patios with filtered light with ample airflow. Likes porous soil with good drainage. Is easy to care for, water thoroughly once a week or when soil is dry to the touch. You can fertilize once a month with an all-purpose brand at 1/2 strength. Protect from freezing weather.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Marion, Arkansas
Canoga Park, California
Castro Valley, California
Clayton, California
Los Angeles, California
Reseda, California
San Diego, California
San Jose, California
Vista, California
Bartow, Florida
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Lake City, Florida
Lakeland, Florida
Saint Petersburg, Florida
West Palm Beach, Florida
Lithonia, Georgia
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Downsville, Louisiana
Claremont, New Hampshire
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Fayetteville, North Carolina
Matthews, North Carolina
North Augusta, South Carolina
Austin, Texas
El Paso, Texas
Houston, Texas
South Padre Island, Texas
Manassas, Virginia
Amboy, Washington
Colville, Washington
Green Acres, Washington
Kalama, Washington
Mead, Washington
Washougal, Washington

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