Sedeveria blue burrito, also known as the blue burrito succulent plant, is a succulent plant with gorgeous, intricate blue and white leaves that make it look like it’s wrapped in foil, giving it the nickname blue burrito.
This attractive and drought-tolerant plant is native to Brazil, and although you may never have heard of it before, you can use these easy tips to grow Sedeveria blue burrito in your own home, indoors, or out!
The blue burrito succulent is an extremely easy-to-grow succulent that’s beautiful and instantly makes people smile when they see it. It’s also one of the few houseplants (if not the only one) that are edible!
Sedeveria Blue Burrito (known as Sedeveria x ‘Blue Burrito’ or Sedeveria sp. ‘Blue Burrito’) has the unique ability to change colors over time based on how much sun it receives, though care must be taken to ensure it doesn’t get too much sun and burn its leaves.
These succulents make excellent houseplants in areas with warm climates, such as Southern California, where they thrive and flower regularly.
Origin and distribution
The blue burrito sedeveria is a native of Mexico. It’s a member of the Crassulaceae family and is closely related to the echeveria plant. The blue burrito sedeveria grows in a rosette shape and can reach up to 12 inches in diameter.
The leaves are fleshy and have a powdery coating that helps the plant retain water. They range from green to red, brown, and purple with reddish tips. Young plants tend to be green, but mature plants will develop these beautiful red or purple hues as they age.
All members of the Crassulaceae family love being left out in the sun, so don’t be afraid to place this succulent near a window for best results. Sedeveria blue burritos are very easy to care for and make excellent houseplants because they don’t require much attention!
Sedeveria blue burrito propagation
To propagate your Sedeveria blue burrito, or blue burrito succulent, start by taking a cutting from a healthy mother plant. Be sure to use a sharp knife or pair of scissors so you can get a clean cut.
Next, allow the cutting to callous over for a few days before potting it in well-draining soil. Water your Sedeveria blue burrito regularly, but be sure not to overwater it as this can lead to root rot.
You will need to fertilize your plant once a month with a diluted fertilizer and mist it daily if growing indoors.
The Sedeveria blue burrito thrives best in bright, indirect light where there is plenty of airflows.
Place this indoor or outdoor succulent in an area that receives at least six hours of direct sunlight per day if outdoors and two hours if indoors. If grown outside during the winter months, remember to bring them inside when nighttime temperatures drop below 50 degrees Fahrenheit.
For protection against frostbite, place a layer of mulch around the base of your plants. With the right care, your Sedeveria blue burrito should thrive for many years to come!
Sedeveria blue burrito care information
The Sedeveria blue burrito plant is perfect for those who are looking for a low-maintenance plant that is easy to care for. When it comes to watering, the Sedeveria blue burrito should be watered about once a week. Be sure to allow the soil to dry out completely before watering again.
These plants do best in bright, indirect sunlight but can tolerate some direct sun. If the leaves start to turn red, that means they are getting too much sun and you should move them to a shadier spot. They can tolerate a wide range of light conditions but prefer bright light.
A well-draining cactus/succulent potting mix is ideal for sedeveria blue burrito. You can make your own mix by combining one part of perlite or coarse sand with two parts of potting soil. Be sure to add a layer of gravel on the bottom of the pot to help with drainage.
These succulents are drought-tolerant, so they don’t need much water. I like to water mine about once a week, or when the soil is dry to the touch. To water, I simply use a spray bottle and mist the plant until the leaves are wet. You can also take a cup of water, pour it over the entire pot, then discard the excess.
Just like any other plant, succulents need fertilizer to help them grow. However, because succulents are such low-maintenance plants, they don’t need a lot of fertilizer. In fact, too much fertilizer can actually do more harm than good.
When fertilizing your sedeveria blue burrito, use a light hand and only apply fertilizer every other month or so. Sometimes it’s better to not fertilize at all! If you live in an area with poor soil, it’s best to use organic fertilizer.
Organic fertilizers include fish emulsion and composts made from leaves, grass clippings, newspaper, coffee grounds, tea bags, and even manure.
The blue burrito sedeveria does best in bright, indirect sunlight. If you live in a hot climate, it’s best to keep this succulent in a shady spot to prevent the leaves from burning. The ideal temperature for Sedeveria blue burritos is between 70 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit. During the winter months, when the plant is dormant, it can tolerate cooler temperatures as low as 50 degrees.
These succulents are native to dry, desert-like regions and therefore do not require much humidity. In fact, too much moisture can lead to rot, so it’s best to err on the side of caution.
If you live in a particularly humid climate, you may want to consider placing your Sedeveria in a terrarium or pot with drainage holes to ensure that the roots don’t become waterlogged.
The ideal humidity range is between 40% and 60%. Monitor the soil for any signs of rot or moistness. If this happens, remove any excess soil from around the base of the plant and place it in a well-ventilated area. Make sure there isn’t anything touching the leaves either!
If you want your Sedeveria blue burrito to remain compact and not get leggy, it’s important to prune it regularly. To do so, simply snip off the tips of the leaves with a sharp pair of scissors. You can also remove any dead leaves or stems. Doing this every few weeks will help keep your plant healthy and looking its best.
Make sure that when you’re cutting the leaves, you only trim back new growth from each leaf – not from older growth. Cut right above where the leaf attaches to the stem. As long as you are careful and take your time, you should be able to create a beautifully shaped Sedeveria blue burrito succulent.
When to repot
It’s generally recommended to repot succulents every one to two years, depending on the size of the pot and how quickly the plant is growing. If your sedeveria blue burrito is looking cramped in its pot or if you see roots spilling out of the drainage holes, it’s time for a new home.
Gently remove the plant from its current pot and shake off any excess soil. Choose a new pot that is only slightly larger than the old one and has drainage holes. Fill the bottom with rocks so there are no air pockets around the root ball.
Fill in with cactus/succulent potting mix, pat down firmly, and water well before placing it into your favorite spot indoors or outdoors. Once it’s settled in, allow some time for the sedeveria blue burrito to become established.
After about three weeks, gradually decrease watering frequency until the sedeveria blue burrito doesn’t need much more care. When an outdoor environment isn’t available, feel free to bring your succulent inside during the winter months!
During the winter months, sedeveria blue burrito will enter a state of dormancy. This means that the plant will stop growing and producing new leaves. The succulent will still need water during this time, but you should reduce watering to once every few weeks.
To help your plant transition into dormancy, you can place it in a cool, dark location such as a basement or garage. Make sure the plant does not get too cold. Temperatures below 40 degrees Fahrenheit may cause damage.
Sedeveria blue burrito flower & fragrance
The flowers of the Sedeveria blue burrito are a beautiful blue color. They have a sweet fragrance that is sure to please anyone who smells it. The plant is native to Mexico and can be found in many different parts of the country.
The blue burrito succulent is a great plant for anyone who wants to add a little bit of color to their home.
The growth rate of the Sedeveria blue burrito is rather slow. In ideal conditions, it will only grow about 1/2 inch per year. However, if the plant is not getting enough light, the growth rate will be even slower.
If you’re looking for a fast-growing plant, this is not the one for you. But if you’re patient and don’t mind waiting a while for your plant to reach its full potential, the Sedeveria blue burrito is a great choice.
The Sedeveria blue burrito is not considered to be toxic to humans or animals. However, as with all succulents, it is important to take care when handling the plant as the sap can cause irritation. If ingested, the plant can cause stomach upset.
USDA hardiness zones
Sedeveria blue burrito thrives in USDA hardiness zones 10-11.
Pests and diseases
As with all succulents, Sedeveria blue burrito is susceptible to mealybugs and aphids. These pests can be controlled with a forceful stream of water or by using insecticidal soap.
The main disease that affects Sedeveria blue burrito is root rot, which is caused by overwatering. Root rot can be prevented by allowing the soil to dry out completely between watering.
The potting mix should also be well-draining so it doesn’t stay wet for long periods of time. The most important way to avoid any diseases on sedeveria blue burrito is by not over-watering it in the first place!