How to Water Donkey Tail Plant?

The Donkey Tail plant, otherwise known as Burro’s Tail, is a beautiful succulent that can be difficult to take care of.

It’s a member of the sedum family, which should mean the succulent is durable and hard to damage, but this is not the case…

Donkey Tail plants are very fragile. In fact, the leaves can drop off if you aren’t careful during watering or transportation.

It’s well worth though! This is one of my favorite succulent plants. In this article, I teach you how much water to give a donkey tail plant. Let’s go…

How to Water Donkey Tail Plant?

You should water a donkey tail plant once per month. It may sound like this isn’t enough, but the donkey tail plant thrives in dry conditions. In fact, they can easily survive extreme droughts.

Specifically, you will want to ensure the soil is moist from top to bottom, and then re-water when the top few inches of the soil are completely dry.  

The water should be able to drain freely from the container. The last thing you want is a pool of water sitting at the bottom of your plant pot; otherwise your donkey tail plant will develop root rot.

Although we recommend giving your donkey tail plant some water once or twice a month, you should check the soil on a frequent bases. This is because there are a number of factors that affect donkey tail plant watering.

Mature plants will require more water, as will all plants during the growing months of the summer. You will want to give less water to a donkey tail plant during winter time.

Here’s a tip if you’re still not sure – Look for shrivelling leaves on your succulent. This is one of the biggest signs that your donkey tail plant needs watering.  If you do notice that the leaves are drying and getting smaller, you don’t need to worry, as they will plump up again when you give the plant more water.

Once the watering is sorted, give your plant some sun, keep it away from hot weather and use a cactus potting mix.