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Donkey Tail

Sedum morganianum

Also known as

Burro's Tail, Donkey's tail, Stonecrop

Burrito (Sedum morganianum), jardín botánico de Tallinn, Estonia, 2012-08-13, DD 02 by Diego Delso (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Tender

11b

USDA zone

7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

50cm

10cm

Min

10cm

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Donkey Tail

Some trailing Sedum morganianum leaves overhanging a pot
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A photo of Donkey Tail
A photo of Donkey Tail
A photo of Donkey Tail

Donkey Tail Overview

Sedum morganianum is an evergreen succulent species in the Crassulaceae family of plants. It is a popular houseplant that is easily propagated from fallen leaves. This species got its common name, burro's tail from its trailing habit, it produces long tail like stems that can reach up to 10 cm in length. These stems hang attractively over pot edges and bear many, overlapping, fleshy, pointed, blue-green leaves. Flowers are small and star-like, coloured red-purple.

Common problems with Donkey Tail

Mealybugs.

How to propagate Donkey Tail

Seed

Sow in early spring, keep temperature between 15-18 degrees Celsius.

Cuttings

Easily propagated from leaves.

Division

Special features of Donkey Tail

Attractive flowers

Attractive leaves

Pot plant

Drought resistant

Other uses of Donkey Tail

Suitable for rock gardens and borders. Foliage attracts bees and butterflies. Suitable for coastal conditions.

Hanging, Climbing , Trailing | Indoor Plants

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