Cutflower Nomenclature

Scientific/Botanical Name:

Genus: Sedum

Specie: S. morganianum


English Name:


Common Name:

burro's tail or donkey tail

Botanical Family:

Name in Latin: Crassulaceae

Name in English: Orpine Family

The Plant

Origin: southern Mexico and Honduras

Growth Habit: succulent

Flower: terminal, pink to red flowers

Blooming Period: flowers are produced infrequently

Leaf: fleshy blue-green leaves


The species is a popular houseplant and is primarily grown for the foliage

Care and Handling

Soil: soil mix consisting of equal parts of loam and sand with small gravel added to increase drainage

Amount of water: soil should be allowed to dry thoroughly in between waterings.

Nutrition: Fertilizer is applied only once during the growing season

Special handling: best grown in full sunlight for strong growth and to enhance leaf colouration. The species is susceptible to over-watering, especially during winter dormancy.

Special feature/remarks:

During the dormancy period (November to March), water is only applied to keep the leaves from shriveling. Use split water hose over the edges of hanging basket to counteract the cutting of stem tissue from the weight of the branch.