NZ & AU FREE SHIPPING ON ORDERS OVER $69
GLOBAL FLAT RATE $25
Donkey's Tail Succulent
ALL plants shipped OUTSIDE Tasmania are now sent bare root. Do not fear this is the best way to get them all the way to you in the best possible condition. They come carefully wrapped in damp sphagnum moss to make the journey and the original pot to pop them back in once they arrive or choose a fab new pot from our range of pots.
The donkey's tail succulent (Sedum morganianum) is a popular and easy-to-grow trailing succulent with rows of fleshy, tear-drop shaped leaves. This plant is also commonly known as lamb's tail, burro's tail, or horse's tail. Some other closely related Sedum varieties may also be known by any of these names.
A mature specimen might have branches up to two feet long, with dozens of grey-green, plump leaves lined up like droplets. Flowers readily emerge in late summer in hanging clusters of small blossoms. The flowers can be red, yellow, or white.
Donkey's tails are pretty forgiving plants—if you forget to water them once or twice, they'll probably be just fine. Too often, these are left to fend for themselves, simply because they can. But with a little effort, the plant can grow into a remarkable specimen.
- Light: These plants prefer full sun and are well-suited for placing near a sunny window.
- Drainage: During the spring and summer, donkey's tail needs weekly watering. Make sure that the plant is draining well. Poor drainage will lead to root rot. In the winter months, scale back to monthly watering.
- Temperatures: These succulents prefer average temperatures of 65 degrees F to 70 degrees F. They can survive colder winter temperatures as low as 40 degrees F, but do prefer a warmer climate.
- Soil: The well-drained soil should have an ideal pH of around 6.0 (slightly acidic).
- Fertilizer: At the start of spring, feed the donkey's tail succulent a controlled release, balanced 20-20-20 fertilizer, which contains equal parts nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. Mature plants may prefer fertilizer at 1/4 strength, while young plants may prefer fertilizer with less nitrogen.