Specie: S. morganianum
burro's tail or donkey tail
Name in Latin: Crassulaceae
Name in English: Orpine Family
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.
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.