Sedum burrito

Sedum burrito

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Sedum burrito is part of the Crassulaceae family and its native range is Mexico (Veracruz). It is a trailing succulent with a lithophytic growth habit. Stems are pendulous with plump light blue-green leaves which grow horizontally from the stem. Pink star-shaped flowers grow from the ends of the stems. Sedum burrito was discovered in a nursery in Coatepec, Veracruz in Mexico, a botanist spotted it in 1975 and took it back to the US.

Although it is an accepted species, many botanists feel it would be best described as Sedum morganianum burrito

Genus name is possibly from the Latin ‘sedere’ meaning seat, a reference to the manner in which the plants attach themselves to rocks.

Pot: ø 11cm.

Height: Approximately 15cm from base of pot.

Light: Full to partial sun; sees the sun for 4-6 hours.

Water: Allow the potting mix to completely dry out in between waterings, water this plant from the bottom to prevent rotting of foliage.

Potting mix: A well draining mix composed of coco coir, perlite or vermiculite and horticultural sand.

Fertilising: Feed with a cacti and succulent fertiliser once a month during the growing season or when you observe active growth. You can dilute fertiliser to half the recommended amount but never add more.

Temperature: 13-26˚C.

Humidity: Average home humidity is fine. 

Sedum burrito is non-toxic.