Plant Care Burro's Tail
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Burro's Tail

4.3 out of 5 (20 experiences)

Burro's Tail has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate
Burro's Tail has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

Also known as

Donkey's Tail

Taxonomy

Sedum morganianum
Sedum
Crassulaceae
Saxifragales

What other plant parents say

Burro's Tail has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 11
Burro's Tail has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 9
Burro's Tail has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 8
Burro's Tail has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 4
Burro's Tail has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 2
Burro's Tail has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 2
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@Alex
New York, NY
Rating of the plant Burro's Tail named Sigmund by Alex on Greg, the plant care app
02/11/2021

My burrito plant is hands-down one of my top 3 favorite plants because it looks cool. It also grows quickly of it has ample light. I had it under a grow light for a couple of months, and then moved i…

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@Carly
Austin, TX
Rating of the plant Burro's Tail named Lil Burro by Carly on Greg, the plant care app
03/04/2021

The thick chunky leaves are fun to look at and the plant seems to grow fine indoors. It’s easy to plant more of them with the leaves! Be careful though, the leaves all pop off pretty easily.

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@Abbo
Rochester Hills, MI
Rating of the plant Burro's Tail named Donnie by Abbo on Greg, the plant care app
04/19/2021

I’ve had this plant for a few weeks and have already seen it grow so much! Can’t wait to see how big he gets

Succulentjade avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Burro's Tail named Bubbles by Succulentjade on Greg, the plant care app
03/07/2021

Sedum variety. Still very young but I think it is Burros. Could be Corsican. Such a fast grower it’s insane!

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@Brindactyl
Chelmsford, MA
Rating of the plant Burro's Tail named Pandora by Brindactyl on Greg, the plant care app
03/16/2021

The little beads, if they fall off, they can grow into new plants!

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Jonesville, LA
Rating of the plant Burro's Tail named Jackass by Theshelbyford on Greg, the plant care app
03/13/2021

Easily breaks leaves. The slighted touch will knock them off.

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Bloomington, IL
Rating of the plant Burro's Tail named burro bois✨🦠 by Bittermulatto on Greg, the plant care app
04/13/2021

Very drought tolerant, easy to care for and propagate.

How to care for Burro's Tail

Water

How often to water your Burro's Tail

Water needs for Burro's Tail
0.5 cups
every 12

Burro's 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 Burro's Tail

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Burro's Tail in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Burro's Tail: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Burro's Tail may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Select your city to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Burro's Tail in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Burro's Tail

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Burro's 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 Burro's Tail after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for Burro's Tail

Burro's Tail

Burro's Tail


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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