Common name: Donkey Tail, Burro Tail
Botanical name: Sedum morganianum Family: Crassulaceae (sedum family)
Donkey Tail is a native of Mexico. It makes an attractive, succulent plant for
hanging baskets. The spindle-shaped leaves have a silver-blue cast to them.
Pendulous branches may reach 3 feet or more in baskets. The common name refers
to its growth habit which produces long trailing rope-like stems with leaves
packed close to the stem. It rarely flowers, but when it does it produces pink
to deep red flowers. It is best grown as a hanging basket or in a wall pot.
Needs good drainage, partial shade and protection from the wind.
This is a tender sedum, often grown as a houseplant. This plant is easily
propagated from stems or just a single leaf dropped on sandy soil. It will
root and sprout new "leaflets" in just a few days.
Identification credit: R.K. Nimai Singh
|Photographed in Imphal, Manipur.|