Burro's Tail

Sedum morganianum

Donkey Tail Plant, Donkeys Tail, Donkey's-Tail

profile iconBurrito (Sedum morganianum), jardín botánico de Tallinn, Estonia, 2012-08-13, DD 02
by Diego Delso (CC BY-SA 3.0)
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Some trailing Sedum morganianum leaves overhanging a pot
profile iconBurrito (Sedum morganianum), jardín botánico de Tallinn, Estonia, 2012-08-13, DD 02
by Diego Delso (CC BY-SA 3.0)
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Sedum morganianum is an evergreen succulent species in the Crassulaceae family of plants. It is a popular houseplant that is easily propagated from fallen leaves. This species got its common name, burro's tail from its trailing habit, it produces long tail like stems that can reach up to 10 cm in length. These stems hang attractively over pot edges and bear many, overlapping, fleshy, pointed, blue-green leaves. Flowers are small and star-like, coloured red-purple.
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Planning

Difficulty

Easy

Flowering time

Spring, Summer

Propagation

Seed

Sow in early spring, keep temperature between 15-18 degrees Celsius.

Cuttings

Easily propagated from leaves.

Special features

Attractive flowers

Attractive leaves

Pot plant

Drought resistant

Environment

Light

Full Sun

Soil moisture

Dry

Soil type

Loam, Sand, Chalk, Gravel

Soil PH preference

Neutral, Alkaline, Acid

Frost hardiness

Tender

Personality

Family

Crassulaceae

Flower colour

Purple, Red

Problems

Mealybugs.
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