Plant Care Donkey Tail

Donkey Tail

5.0 out of 5 (2 experiences)

Donkey Tail has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

Also known as

Graptosedum 'Blue Giant


Graptosedum 'Blue Giant'

How to care for Donkey Tail


How often to water your Donkey Tail

Water needs for Donkey Tail
0.5 cups
every 12

Donkey Tail needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Donkey Tail

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Donkey Tail in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Donkey Tail: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Donkey Tail love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Donkey Tail does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Donkey Tail in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Donkey Tail

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Donkey Tail: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Donkey Tail after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Donkey Tail

Donkey Tail

Donkey Tail

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 12 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Donkey Tail has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 2
Austin.d avatar
leaf-1 25 Plants
xp 1,015 XP
globe St. Louis, MO

Just toss on a windowsill and water every once in a while. Couldn’t be easier.

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