Burro's Tail Repot

stonesriver(6B Tennessee)June 8, 2012

Okay, I'm lazy and didn't do a search so if this has been there, done that I apologize.

But...how does one repot this plant without winding up with bare stems and lots of little green things all over the floor?

Just received a lovely plant but a lot of soil came out of one side of the pot and I need to put it back. How?

Thanks,

Linda

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stonesriver(6B Tennessee)

Aaargh! Wrong forum!!!

    Bookmark   June 8, 2012 at 3:16PM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

Hoping it's a plant if you're going to repot it! Awww don't feel bad. I don't think anyone would have known it wasn't your intention to post here. If you ask, they will answer. But sometimes I put something in "the right" forum and get very little response. You just never know. And what's a burro tail? I've heard of it, I think, a palmy cactus thing?

    Bookmark   June 8, 2012 at 3:59PM
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stonesriver(6B Tennessee)

Mine isn't quite this long but it does hang over the edge of a 6" pot. I'm going to put it in the window on a booster seat so the stems don't touch the shelves.

They're really interesting plants.

Linda

Here is a link that might be useful: Burros/Donkeys Tail

    Bookmark   June 8, 2012 at 4:20PM
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kathi_mdgd

I have both the donkey,and the burros tail,i've re-potted them both from time to time.Yes the pieces fall off and don't let that alarm you.Re-pot it and some of those pieces you can stick back in,sort of like filling in bald spots and eventually they will take.Others you can pot up in small pots and share with family and/or friends.

I had to re-pot the donkey tail last year as it had outgrown it's pot and there wasn't hardly any dirt left in it,just roots.

As long as there is dirt,you won't lose your plants,they will amaze you with what they will go thru and keep on growing.
JMO
Kathi

    Bookmark   June 8, 2012 at 5:09PM
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kathi_mdgd

OOPS,didn't realize this was the house plant forum.I've never been over here before,i usually hang out at the cactus and succulents,calif gardening,and cottage gardens,plus kitchen table.

So since i'm here,guess i'll have a look around,just what i need another forum to get involved in.LOL,LOL
Kathi

    Bookmark   June 8, 2012 at 5:13PM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

Cool!

    Bookmark   June 8, 2012 at 10:25PM
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stonesriver(6B Tennessee)

Welcome to House Plants, Kathi. I think you'll find it's replete with people from C&S. I love it here unless soil is "discussed". =:o)

FWIW: This is a plant I bought from Hirts. Not a good thing, that. Shipped in a tied plastic bag which allowed it to roll around, lose soil and defoliate many of the stems. Plus, it looks absolutely nothing like the plant pictured and was not in a hanging pot...and I asked ahead of time if the photo was representative of the plant and told "yes". Not hardly.

But, to their credit, I got a refund without asking and with no questions when I complained.

Linda

PS: What the difference between Donkeys and Burros Tail?

    Bookmark   June 8, 2012 at 11:09PM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

Both burro's tail and donkey's tail are the same plant...at least as those common names are USUALLY used. Latin name is Sedum morganianum.

    Bookmark   June 8, 2012 at 11:55PM
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ChemGardner(10a SWFL)

Rhizo is right.

There is one more possibility though. Sedum Burrito is a slightly different hybrid of burro/donkey tail, some think a naturally occuring one. It has more rounded ends, whereas burro/donkey have more pointed tips, and burrito's leaves fall off way less than burro/donkey. Hard to say what you have, but if you post a picture someone might be able to tell you which you have.

    Bookmark   June 9, 2012 at 8:59AM
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stonesriver(6B Tennessee)

Thank you, CG. Sedum Burrito is the one. Listed as "Burrito Burros Tail."

Linda

    Bookmark   June 9, 2012 at 8:41PM
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plantastic(zone 3 prairies)

It's not a plant you want to repot much, if ever! Keep all the little bits that fall off, drop them on the surface of the soil, and eventually you will see tiny roots and they will all start to grow.

    Bookmark   June 16, 2012 at 1:57AM
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