How To Propagate Donkey Tail Plant: Step-By-Step Guide


The donkey tail plant, otherwise known as the burro’s tail or Sedum morganianum, is a succulent with long, cascading stems and unique-looking leaves. This low maintenance plant is a great addition to any garden or home due to its ease of care and attractive foliage. If you’re looking to add some variety to your collection of plants, propagating the donkey tail plant could be just what you need! In this blog post we’ll discuss how best to propagate this beautiful succulent so that it can continue growing for years.

Gather Your Supplies

Before beginning the propagation process for your donkey tail plant, make sure you have all the necessary supplies on hand. You will need: -A sharp knife or scissors -A shallow container (for example, a yogurt cup) -Potting soil –Perlite (optional) -Rooting hormone powder (optional) Once you have these materials collected together in one place it’s time to move onto the next step!

Preparing the Plant Cuttings

Using your sharp knife or scissors take one cutting from each stem of your donkey tail plant. Each cutting should include at least two sets of leaves and measure between 3”-6” in length. Trim off any wilted leaves before planting them as they will not root properly. Place each cutting into its own shallow container filled with potting soil mixed with perlite if desired; this will help ensure adequate drainage during propagation. Be sure not dip each cut end into rooting hormone powder if using before placing it in its respective container; this helps promote faster root growth and better success rates when propagating plants like sedums from cuttings!

Provide Optimal Conditions for Root Growth

In order for successful propagation of your donkeys’ tails cuttings they must be placed under optimal conditions which includes having access to indirect sunlight while maintaining humidity levels around 80%. If possible group multiple containers together on top of a heat mat set at room temperature; warm temperatures are key when encouraging new root growth but be careful not too get too hot as that can cause issues like drying out soil faster than expected which leads us onto our final point…

Watering Frequency

When propagating donkey tails from cuttings aim for watering every 7-14 days depending on individual conditions such as climate/temperature etc…Remember never let them sit in waterlogged soil either because that can lead to fungal diseases killing off newly forming roots quickly ruining all efforts up until then!

Propagating Donkey Tail Plants isn’t difficult once you know what steps need taken throughout process however patience does come highly recommended here since sometimes new roots can take several weeks form visible above surface meaning lots waiting involved so plan accordingly & happy gardening everyone 🙂