Sedum morganianum

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Where would I be able to purchase Sedum morganianum (donkeys tail) in or around Toronto?

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Thank you for contacting Toronto Master Gardeners.

Donkey’s tail (Sedum morganianum ) sometimes called Burro’s Tail is a succulent with stems thickly covered with overlapping, plump, blue-green leaves that trail down the side of its container.

This succulent thrives indoors in bright light in a well-drained container. If you decide to move your plant outside during the summer, make sure to initially put it in a shaded spot to acclimatize because  if suddenly exposed to full sun it will burn and drop its leaves. Keep the soil lightly moist during the spring and summer and fertilize monthly with cactus/succulent fertilizer (2-7-7 ). In the fall and winter, water sparingly. If leaves appear shriveled, it may be under watered.

During the winter months give your  Sedum morganianum a rest by moving it to a spot with slightly cooler temperatures around 13°C however be sure to keep it away from drafts.  Stop fertilizing your plant at this time and water sparingly.

You can re-pot your plant using cactus/succulent soil mix in the spring once the plant fills the pot.  Move it to a pot only 1 size larger, with drainage holes to prevent over watering.

We are a volunteer group of individuals whose role is to help the public with horticultural information and education as it relates to plants. Unfortunately, we do not make recommendations on where to purchase specific products or provide names of businesses and service providers. However, most garden centers that sell houseplants will carry this beautiful succulent.