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Donkey's tail   

Sedum morganianum

'Donkey's tail' is a plant in the Sedum genus with a scientific name of Sedum morganianum. Blooms appear in these approximate colours:   Pale pink. When mature, blooms are roughly 0.5 cm (that's 0.2 inches in imperial) in diameter.Leaves appear approximately as a   Turquoise green colour. It is a flowering succulent / houseplant that typically grows as an evergreen, which is defined as a plant that retains leaves throughout the year. Normally grows with a ground covering habit.

Mexico is believed to be where Donkey's tail originates from.

Donkey's tail is normally quite a low maintenance plant and is normally very easy to grow - great for beginner gardeners!

This plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Donkey's tail have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Donkey's tail

  • Partial Sun

    OR +
  • Dappled Sun

  • Medium

This plant grows very well in hanging baskets.

Try to plant in a location that enjoys partial sun / dappled sun and remember to water moderately. Use Zone 10 - Zone 11 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Keep in mind when planting that Donkey's tail is thought of as half hardy, so remember to protect this plant from frosts and low temperatures.

See our list of companion Plants for Donkey's tail to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

Growing Donkey's tail from seed

Transplanting Donkey's tail

The leaves will fall of the plant at the slightest touch or even by a cool strong breeze. The leaves then will stay alive for a long time and start rooting.

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Donkey's tail is a half hardy plant.

Common Donkey's tail problems

These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Donkey's tail plants:

Donkey's tail Folklore & Trivia

Donkey’s tail has gained the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit.

Other names for Donkey's tail

Donkey tail, Burro's tail, Donkey's tail Sedum, Monkey's tail

Misspellings: Monkeys tail

Latest Donkey's tail Reviews

  • 30 Jun 2014

    mlgreenlun mlgreenlun's Sedum morganianum 'Donkey's Tail' was Reviewed day 1461

    Donkey plant is slowly coming back to life after horrible mealy bug infestation.

    2 stars

  • 16 Apr 2013

    mermaiden mermaiden's 2 Donkey's Tails was Reviewed day

    I have a love/hate relationship with these. They’re unique and prolific and a fun succulent to grow, but they’re a big mess if they’re indoors and you touch one. Try to not disturb it and all should be well, until you get ready to move it that is.

    3 stars

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