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)


Cactus and Succulents

Foliage Color:


Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


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:

Unknown - Tell us

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


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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Gardeners' Notes:


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.


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

From http://www.cactuscollection.com:

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 t... read more


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.


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.