Donkey Tail, Burro Tail
Cacti and succulents, Perennials
Native to many parts of the world. Some are quite hardy to cold, others fairly tender; some are tiny and trailing, others much larger and upright. Fleshy leaves are evergreen (unless otherwise noted) but highly variable in size, shape, and color. Typically small, star-shaped flowers, sometimes brightly colored, are usually borne in fairly large clusters.Sedum morganianum
Produces long, trailing stems that reach 3–4 ft. in 6 to 8 years. Thick, 3/4-in.-long, light gray-green leaves overlap each other along stems to form braided-looking "tails" less than 1 in. thick. Pink to deep red flowers may appear from spring to summer but are only rarely seen. Because of its long stems, this species is best grown in a hanging basket or wall pot; in mildest climates, try it spilling from top of a wall or in rock garden. Provide rich, fast-draining soil. Protect from wind and give partial shade.
Produces long, trailing stems that reach 3–4 ft. in 6 to 8 years. Thick, 3/4-in.-long, light gra...
From Brazil. Compact, shrubby plant to 2 ft. tall, 3 ft.wide; eventually starts to twine (to 15–...
Most widely grown variety. Grows 15 to 20 ft., with glossy dark green, oval leaves 3 to 8 in. long. Cl...