This goes out to all the history buff succulent lovers out there. When we first came across these bust planters, the obvious choice for hair was the string of pearls. The second choice, burro’s tail. As soon as this was planted, the first thing that came to mind was the mythological creature, Medusa. Medusa was the creature with body of a woman and hair of venomous snakes that was beheaded by Perseus. Looking at her eyes turned men to stone.
The Geek Garden’s Medusa is much less scary, but with many of the same beauty issues. She gives true meaning to the phrase “bad hair day”. I am really excited to watch this planting grow. Over time the burro’s tail will drape from the bust and become a little more organized.
A fun fact about Burro’s Tail: It has never been found in the wild. It was discovered in Mexico as an already domesticated plant on someones porch. In the greenhouse we have a very mature burro’s tail with “locks” that are approaching two feet in length. It is a very fun plant, and this is a great way to show it off!