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Sedum morganianum is often confused with:
Crassula ovata Flowers
Plants that fill a similar niche:
Sedum Flowers
Salvia rosmarinus Rosmarinus officinalis
Thymus vulgaris Thymus vulgaris

Donkey's Tail Sedum morganianum

Phonetic Spelling
SEE-dum mor-gan-ee-AY-num
Description

Succulent plant producing trailing stems 24" long with trinagular shaped fleshy blue green leaves.  Leaves are quite delicate and will break off if manipulated.  Terminal pink or red flower clusters appear in the summer. Attractive in a hanging planter so the trailing stems can be highlighted. Needs high light indoors and should be watered regularly until winter when it should be watered infrequently. Evergreen perennial to 6 cm, prostrate and pendulous.

Tolerates temperatures down to 40 degrees F.  This plant prefers high light interior environments such as a windowsill with at least partial sun, dry soil, fresh air, and shallow pots.  Tepid water should be used to water plants. Cuttings and dropped leaves root easily, making propagation a simple process. Pest/disease problems can occur, mostly due to overwatering.

Quick ID

  • Leaves are succulent and jellybean-shaped in 3d
  • Stems are long, pendulous, crowded with leaves

 

VIDEO Created by Elisabeth Meyer for "Houseplants, Succulents, and Cacti", a plant identification course offered in partnership with Longwood Gardens.   

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#houseplant#perennials#succulent#easily propagated#fall interest#pet friendly#playground#hanging baskets#cpp#blue-green leaves#children's garden#herbaceous perennials#easy to propagate#pollinator plant#fantz#bird friendly#non-toxic for horses#non-toxic for dogs#non-toxic for cats
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#houseplant#perennials#succulent#easily propagated#fall interest#pet friendly#playground#hanging baskets#cpp#blue-green leaves#children's garden#herbaceous perennials#easy to propagate#pollinator plant#fantz#bird friendly#non-toxic for horses#non-toxic for dogs#non-toxic for cats
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Sedum
    Species:
    morganianum
    Family:
    Crassulaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Leaf Cutting
    Stem Cutting
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Mexico
    Play Value:
    Attractive Flowers
    Attracts Pollinators
    Textural
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Herbaceous Perennial
    Houseplant
    Perennial
    Succulent
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Texture:
    Fine
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Very Dry
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    4a, 4b, 5b, 5a, 6b, 6a, 7b, 7a, 8a, 8b, 9b, 9a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Orange
    Pink
    Purple/Lavender
    Red/Burgundy
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Cyme
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Star
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    Inflorescence is a pendent cyme, terminal, on long peduncle. Flowers are deep pink, ca 12 mm dia; petals 5, free, spreading; sepals 5, green. Rarely flowers as a houseplant.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Blue
    Gray/Silver
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Fleshy
    Waxy
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Long-lasting
    Showy
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Shape:
    Elliptical
    Ovate
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    < 1 inch
    Leaf Width:
    < 1 inch
    Leaf Description:
    Leaves are spirally arranged and overlapping, simple, entire, subcylindric and jelly-bean or boat shaped, succulent, incurved.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    Stems are numerous, sparsely branched, prostrate to pendulous, up to 90 cm long.
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Hanging Baskets
    Houseplants
    Recreational Play Area
    Landscape Theme:
    Children's Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Attracts:
    Pollinators
    Songbirds