Sedeveria Harry Butterfield (The Super Donkey Tail Succulent)

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Sedeveria ‘Harry Butterfield’, or the Super Donkey Tail Succulent, is a beautiful hybrid succulent that combines the charm of Sedum and Echeveria species. With its trailing form and plump, bead-like leaves, Sedeveria ‘Harry Butterfield’ is a favorite among succulent enthusiasts.

Appearance and Features

Sedeveria ‘Harry Butterfield’ showcases a stunning display of cascading stems that bear abundant plump, fleshy leaves. The leaves are shaped like elongated beads and possess a powdery blue-green coloration. The stems can grow to impressive lengths as the plant matures, ideal for hanging baskets, vertical gardens, or trailing arrangements. Sedeveria ‘Harry Butterfield’ is a true showstopper that adds uniqueness and visual interest to any space.

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Cultivation and Care

Caring for Sedeveria ‘Harry Butterfield’ is relatively straightforward, making it suitable for succulent enthusiasts of all skill levels. Here are some essential care tips for this Super Donkey Tail Succulent:

  • Sunlight: Provide bright, indirect sunlight or partial sun. If grown indoors, situate it near a sunny window or provide artificial grow lights to ensure it receives adequate light for healthy growth.
  • Temperature: This succulent thrives in moderate to warm temperatures, typically ranging from 18°C to 27°C like most Sedeverias.
  • Watering: Overwatering can lead to root rot, so it’s crucial to maintain well-draining soil and adopt a cautious watering schedule. Aim to water only when the soil is dry and the plant shows signs of thirst.
  • Soil: Use a well-draining succulent or cactus potting mix to ensure proper moisture management. Including perlite or coarse sand in the soil can enhance drainage and prevent waterlogging.
  • Propagation: Sedeveria ‘Harry Butterfield’ can be propagated through stem cuttings. Allow the cuttings to dry and callus for a few days before planting them in a well-draining soil mix. With time, they will develop roots and grow into new plants.
  • Fertilization: Apply a diluted, balanced succulent fertilizer during the growing season (spring and summer) following the manufacturer’s instructions. Avoid fertilizing during the dormant winter period.
  • Pruning: Trim back any leggy or overgrown stems to maintain a tidy and compact appearance. Pruning also encourages branching and promotes a fuller growth habit.

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Summing Up Before You Go …

Sedeveria ‘Harry Butterfield,’ the Super Donkey Tail Succulent, adds uniqueness and charm to any collection or hanging display. With proper care, it will grow and bring wonder and beauty to your space. Embrace the allure of this succulent and enjoy its cascading beauty.

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