I came across this plant, while searching for another plant. I have no clue as to what kind of plant this is. Also, wondering if it's a houseplant as well. weird looking, I'd say


This is the burrow tail sedum or Sedum morganianum. This succulent plant is native to Mexico and Central America and is considered a perennial there. In areas where the temperature consistently gets below zero it is a houseplant.

The requirements are:

  • high light (south facing window usually)
  • free draining soil
  • a clay pot is preferred as the weight will help stabilize the long tails that grow over the edge of the pot.
  • reduce watering during the winter months
  • the tails can get very long so place it where they can hang several feet down or more
  • it propagates extremely easily, any piece of the tail if left on top of soil will root and grow
  • never seen any insect or virus/fungus/bacteria problems
  • do not overwater
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    Be sure whatever supports it is solid, I had one in a clay pot in a hanger anchored to the ceiling and the tails got 6+ feet long. Then one day after watering the weight pulled the Anchor-bolt from the ceiling. Pot, soil and plant EVERYWHERE. – GardenerJ Sep 21 '15 at 12:11
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    What a lucky person you are to have a plant like this. Think tall pot support, if a new pot (not much bigger than what you've got) but go wider than tall! Very shallow root system! Coolness! – stormy Sep 21 '15 at 23:00

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