|Sedum morganianum - Burro Tail|
Sedum morganianum (burro's tail or donkey tail) is a species of flowering plant in the family Crassulaceae, native to southern Mexico and Honduras. It is a succulent perennial producing trailing stems up to 60 cm (24 in) long, with fleshy blue-green leaves and terminal pink to red flowers in summer. 
Sedum morganianum grows well outside or indoors, in very good light or full sun but not extreme heat. Plants are best grown in full sunlight for strong growth and to enhance leaf coloration. It requires regular, moderate watering all year, except in winter, when it should be infrequently watered. Excess water can damage the plant in a short time. The species is susceptible to over-watering, especially during winter dormancy.
Plants are usually propagated by stem or leaf cuttings. The leaves are quite delicate and will readily break off the stem when manipulated. The leaves will stay alive for many days and roots will emerge after a few days.
The 'Burrito' cultivar has shorter stems and shorter, rounder leaves. The leaves are less prone to breaking off the stem. It is often labeled as a distinct species under the name Sedum burrito and it is not clear at the moment whether it actually was bred as a distinct cultivar or if it evolved from S. morganianum as a subspecies in the wild.
- RHS A-Z encyclopedia of garden plants. United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. 2008. p. 1136. ISBN 1405332964.
- "RHS Plant Selector - Sedum morganianum". Retrieved 04 July 2013.
- "Donkey's tail". Guide to Houseplants.com. Retrieved 4 February 2010.
- "Sedum morganianum 'Burrito' - Hortus Botanicus, Leiden, NL 7 Mar 2009 Leo". flickr.com. Retrieved 4 February 2010.
- Sedum: cultivated stonecrops. Timber Press Inc.; accessed through Google Books. Retrieved 4 February 2010.
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