Donkey’s Tail Plant

Sedum Morganianum
Burro's Tail Plant Donkeytail Plant

A Donkey’s Tail plant (Sedum Morganianum), sometimes called Burro’s Tail plant, is an easy-care Succulent PlantLearn the definition of a succulent plant and why they are called a "fat plant." native to Mexico. This very attractive and unique looking plant has long hanging stems covered in thick heavy blue-green leaves that overlap like the hair on a donkey’s tail. A Donkey’s Tail plant is very fragile and the leaves easily fall off if the plant is disturbed. These plants do well in hanging baskets where stems have lots of room to cascade down & no one can bump into it. Under the right conditions, a Donkey’s Tail plant may produce star-shaped flowers in pink, red, or lavender during the spring and summer. Do not confuse a Donkey’s Tail plant with Creeping Spurge or Myrtle Spurge which is sometimes incorrectly referred to as Donkey’s Tail plant. Myrtle Spurge is a 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. plant and care should be taken when handling it.