Donkey’s Tail Plant
Donkey’s Tail (Sedum Morganianum), sometimes called Burro’s Tail, is an easy-care succulentSucculents, native to very dry areas of the tropics and subtropics, adapted to a limited availability of water by developing thick roots, leaves, and stems. These parts of the plant collect and store water in order to survive long periods of drought. This gives succulents a very swollen appearance and its nickname, the fat plant. Succulents need little water or humidity. native to Mexico. This very attractive and unique looking plant has long hanging stems covered with thick heavy blue-green leaves that overlap like the hair on a donkey’s tail. A Donkey’s Tail is very fragile and the leaves easily fall off if the plant is disturbed. It does well in hanging baskets where stems have lots of room to cascade down & no one can bump into it. Under the right conditions, this plant may produce star-shaped flowers in pink, red, or lavender during the spring and summer.This plant should not be confused with Euphorbia myrsinites, which is creeping spurge or myrtle spurge and may also be referred to as Donkey’s Tail. Myrtle spurge is poisonousPlants are a great addition to homes and offices, but it’s important to know whether your plants are dangerous to children, pets, or even adults. Some plants contain chemicals such as oxalates, solanine, glycosides, or alkaloid lycorine that may cause vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, swelling and redness of the mouth, throat, and lips, and trouble breathing. Touching parts of certain plants, especially the sap, may cause various skin irritations. The weight and age of the human or pet involved, and the part and amount of plant eaten determine how severe the reaction to the toxins will be. Although plants may be listed as non-toxic, they can still cause individual allergic reactions. If there is any question after a houseplant has been ingested or touched immediately call the Poison Control Center 1-800-222-1222 The Handbook of Poisonous and Injurious Plants [Paperback]is an excellent reference to keep around if you have young children and pets. and care should be taken when handling it.