Burro's Donkey Tail Succulent

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Size: 2" pot

  • 2" pot
  • 6" pot
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Burro's Donkey Tail Succulent, also known as Sedum morganianum, is a charming and popular succulent plant cherished for its trailing stems adorned with plump, cylindrical leaves. Native to Mexico and Honduras, this succulent is a favorite among plant enthusiasts for its unique appearance and low maintenance requirements. Understanding its care needs is essential for keeping this delightful plant thriving in your home or garden.

* You will receive ONE (1) 4" plant in nursery pot, unless stated otherwise. Refer to our FAQ for more information.

Burro_s Donkey Tail Succulent Care


Burro's Donkey Tail Succulent has typical succulent watering needs, preferring infrequent but deep watering sessions. It's crucial to allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings to prevent root rot. Overwatering can be detrimental to this plant, so it's best to err on the side of underwatering rather than overwatering. During the growing season in spring and summer, water sparingly, and reduce watering even further during the dormant winter months.


This succulent thrives in bright, indirect light. Placing it near a south or west-facing window where it can receive plenty of indirect sunlight is ideal. However, it's important to protect it from harsh, direct sunlight, which can scorch its delicate leaves. If grown indoors, providing a few hours of direct sunlight or bright, indirect light is essential for healthy growth.


Burro's Donkey Tail Succulent prefers moderate temperatures, ideally ranging between 65°F to 75°F (18°C to 24°C). It can tolerate slightly cooler temperatures during the winter months but should be protected from frost. Avoid exposing this succulent to extreme temperature fluctuations, as it may lead to stress and damage to the plant.

Soil Mix:

A well-draining soil mix is essential for Burro's Donkey Tail Succulent to thrive. A mixture of cactus potting mix or sandy soil combined with perlite or pumice works well to ensure proper drainage. This type of soil composition prevents water from pooling around the roots, reducing the risk of root rot. Repotting may be necessary every few years to refresh the soil and provide ample space for the plant's growth.


Burro's Donkey Tail Succulent is accustomed to arid conditions and does not require high humidity levels to thrive. In fact, it prefers dry air and can suffer from fungal diseases if exposed to excessive moisture. Therefore, it's best to avoid misting the plant or placing it in a humid environment. Indoor humidity levels are generally sufficient for this succulent.


During the growing season in spring and summer, fertilize Burro's Donkey Tail Succulent sparingly. A balanced liquid fertilizer diluted to half strength can be applied once a month. However, take care not to over-fertilize, as excessive nutrients can lead to leggy growth or other issues. Withhold fertilizer during the dormant winter months when the plant's growth slows down.


Like many succulents, Burro's Donkey Tail Succulent is non-toxic to humans and pets. This makes it a safe and attractive choice for households with curious pets or young children. However, while the plant itself is not toxic, ingesting large quantities of the leaves may still cause mild gastrointestinal discomfort, so it's best to keep it out of reach of pets and children.

Burro's Donkey Tail Succulent is a delightful addition to any indoor or outdoor space, prized for its unique trailing stems and low maintenance requirements. By providing the proper care, including appropriate watering, adequate light, moderate temperatures, well-draining soil, and minimal fertilizer, you can enjoy this charming succulent for years to come. With its non-toxic nature and easygoing demeanor, it's no wonder why Burro's Donkey Tail Succulent remains a beloved choice among plant enthusiasts.


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Burro's Donkey Tail Succulent

2" pot
2" pot