Native to southern Mexico and Honduras, this succulent perennial is a member of the stonecrop family, Crassulaceae, that also includes hens and chicks, jade plant and kalanchoe. It has a trailing habit and produces sparsely branched stems up to 24″ long with fleshy, triangular, blue-green leaves that are overlapping and spirally arranged . The leaves easily detach from the stems if manipulated. In summer, terminal clusters of pink to red flowers appear. Each star shaped flowers is about 1″ long and has 4-5 petals but are rarely produced if the plant is grown indoors. Also known as burro’s, horse’s tail and lamb’s tail, it is a popular houseplant growing in hanging pots that is often grown outside in the summer and brought in when temperatures drop.  The genus name, Sedum, comes from the Latin word sedere meaning to sit, and refers to the low growing habit of the plant. The specific epithet, morganianum, honors  Dr. Meredith Walter Morgan (1887-1957), a hobbyist and expert grower from Richmond, California. Photo Credit Joe Mabel, Wikipedia

Type: Tender succulent perennial

Bloom: Clusters of star-shaped pink to red flowers in summer

Size: 24″ trailing stems

Light: Full sun, bright light

Soil: Average, medium moist, well-drained; less water in winter

Hardiness: Zones 10-11

Care: Low maintenance

Pests and Diseases: Generally healthy but may rot if overwatered.

Propagation: Leaf or stem cuttings, division, seed

Companion Plants: Not relevant

Outstanding Selections: Not available

Photo Credit: Morningdew51 Wikipedia

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