Sedum Morganianum: How to take care of your Donkey Tail succulent

Donkey Tail succulents, also known as Sedum Morganianum or Burro's Tail, are charming and easy-to-care-for plants with trailing stems covered in plump, teardrop-shaped leaves. To keep your Donkey Tail succulent healthy and thriving, follow these easy and informative care guidelines.

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   - Donkey Tail succulents prefer bright, indirect sunlight. A few hours of direct morning sunlight is beneficial, but intense afternoon sun can scorch their delicate leaves.

   - If you're growing your succulent indoors, place it near a south or west-facing window.


   - Use a well-draining succulent or cactus mix. You can also add perlite or sand to improve drainage.

   - Ensure the pot has drainage holes to prevent water from pooling at the bottom.


   - Allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings. Overwatering is a common issue with succulents and can lead to root rot.

   - Water thoroughly when the top inch of the soil is dry, and let excess water drain away.

   - Reduce watering during the winter months when the plant is in a dormant phase.

   - If you are unsure on when to water your succulent you can use a moisture meter to take away the guesswork.


   - Donkey Tails thrive in warm temperatures. They can tolerate a range of temperatures but prefer temperatures between 60-75°F (15-24°C).

   - Protect the plant from frost, as they are sensitive to cold temperatures.


   - Donkey Tails are adapted to arid conditions and prefer low humidity. Ensure good air circulation around the plant.


   - Feed your Donkey Tail with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer diluted to half strength during the growing season (spring and summer).

   - Avoid fertilizing during the dormant season (fall and winter).


   - Trim leggy or damaged stems to encourage bushier growth. Use clean, sharp scissors or pruning shears.

   - You can propagate new plants from the trimmed stems. Allow the cut ends to callus for a day or two before planting them in soil.


   - Keep an eye out for common succulent pests like mealybugs and spider mites. Treat infestations promptly with insecticidal soap or neem oil. If your plant is indoors you can use a systemic bug killer, these are bad for bees though so best kept indoors.

Container Size:

   - Donkey Tails do well in slightly snug containers. Repot when the plant outgrows its current pot, typically every 2-3 years in the spring.

  - Donkey tails can shed leaves easily when moved or touched so are best kept hanging out of the way, use a hanging planter with a drip tray to avoid any messes when watering. If your donkey tail is already in the perfect pot you can use a macrame plant hanger to hang it in your favorite spot.

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By following these guidelines, you'll be well on your way to cultivating a healthy and happy Donkey Tail succulent. Enjoy the unique charm and resilience of this lovely plant!

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