From Mexico, this evergreen perennial has floppy, woody-based stems, which lie along the soil or trail over the sides of a container. Commonly known as lamb’s tail or donkey’s tail, it has small, succulent, green-blue leaves clustered around the stems in a spiral arrangement. Small, deep pink flowers are produced in spring and summer if conditions are good.
Size: Stems to 12 in. (30 cm) long.
Light: Direct sunlight.
Temperature: Normal room; cooler in winter.
Moisture: Keep thoroughly moist from spring to fall. In winter, apply only enough water to prevent the soil drying out.
Feeding: Not necessary.
Propagation: Take 2—3 in. (5-7 cm) tip cuttings in spring or summer.
Special needs: The leaves are easily knocked off this plant, so position it where it is unlikely to be damaged.