Plant Care Burro's Tail

Burro's Tail

4.6 out of 5 (176 experiences)

Burro's Tail has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Burro's Tail has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate

About Burro's Tail

The burro’s tail is a charismatic plant that is very easy to propagate. Each petal can be carefully removed to create a new plant. In the wild, they are native to an extremely localized area of one hillside in Mexico. Plants that are only found in a small region are known as endemic. Now a popular houseplant, they can be found in homes around the world! 🐴

Taxonomy

Sedum morganianum
Sedum
Crassulaceae
Saxifragales

Also known as

Donkey's Tail and Sedum morganianum 'Burrito'

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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Finding light for Burro's Tail in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Burro's Tail: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Burro's Tail love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Burro's Tail does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region 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.

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Burro's Tail is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!


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Care Summary for Burro's Tail

Burro's Tail

Burro's Tail


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 1ft 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.

What other plant parents say

Burro's Tail has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 110
Burro's Tail has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 95
Burro's Tail has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 81
Burro's Tail has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 20
Burro's Tail has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 9
Burro's Tail has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 3
Burro's Tail has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 1
Mirandaaplanet avatar
@Mirandaaplanet
leaf-1 105 Plants
xp 6,950 XP
04/03/2022

super easy just give lots of sun and a little water once in a while it is delicate tho

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Izlevi avatar
@Izlevi
leaf-1 10 Plants
xp 735 XP
12/25/2021

very delicate so be careful whilst handling the plant as it breaks off easily. a very productive grower and looks really cute on a shelf!

Survivor Survivor
Fast grower Fast grower
Grimmauxillatrix avatar
@Grimmauxillatrix
leaf-1 35 Plants
xp 2,689 XP
globe Alameda, California
12/23/2021

Jesus Christ do not get one of these unless you're ready to be overwhelmed by it. I keep finding props of it in my other plants' pots where some of its leaves fell. It won't stop growing. It was taking over the pot I put it in with some other plants. It's survived mealy bugs, me forgetting to water it, me knocking half it's leaves off and falling off a shelf. This is the Terminator of plants.

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Gor4red avatar
@Gor4red
leaf-1 71 Plants
xp 7,196 XP
12/22/2021

Love this plant! Have propagated it several times.

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Findingeden avatar
@Findingeden
leaf-1 26 Plants
xp 1,202 XP
12/08/2021

Nice contrasting green to the Jade plant in the same pot.

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Eva avatar
@Eva
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 87 XP
11/02/2021

Very quick grower and needs a large area

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
R_l15748 avatar
@R_l15748
leaf-1 86 Plants
xp 9,487 XP
10/03/2021

Easily over watered

Survivor Survivor
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Bigshe64 avatar
@Bigshe64
leaf-1 31 Plants
xp 1,893 XP
globe Ephrata, Pennsylvania
09/29/2021

Will be beautiful when mature.

Sophia avatar
@Sophia
leaf-1 7 Plants
xp 158 XP
09/16/2021

Super cute plant but can be fragile just like me

Survivor Survivor
Avalofgreen avatar
@Avalofgreen
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 67 XP
globe Wichita, Kansas
09/02/2021

leaves fall easily

Survivor Survivor
Sarahsalith avatar
@Sarahsalith
leaf-1 374 Plants
xp 165,374 XP
globe Memphis, Tennessee
08/28/2021

* This plant sits in a west-facing window in a plastic pot. I water it about every 12 days or so. *

I really like this plant! I love the shape of the leaves and I love the way the sun filters through it in the evening. It's the most beautiful color green.

This plant has doubled in size since I've gotten it just four months ago. I have to be very careful when I water it, because the leaves just pop off if I bump into them. I realize that I need to be thinking about a more permanent pot for this plant and I need to find a place to hang it so it does not get jostled around.

I used to think String of Pearls was THE plant to have, but I like this burros tail much better.

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Blossoms avatar
@Blossoms
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 151 XP
globe London, England
08/22/2021

it’s very cute, i decided to taste a leaf that fell down it was very sour i’m not sure who needs to know this

Survivor Survivor
Annaxsmith avatar
@Annaxsmith
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 230 XP
globe Middleville, Michigan
08/19/2021

it is very easy to care for and it can live for a very long tume

Survivor Survivor
Eleni avatar
@Eleni
leaf-1 10 Plants
xp 380 XP
globe Midlothian, Texas
08/16/2021

Very fun to look at the “leaves” do fall off easily if you bump them

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Valzplantitas avatar
@Valzplantitas
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 112 XP
08/15/2021

Dont put in direct sunlight because it will get burnt and its a very delicate succulent but it makes up for it by being so beautiful

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Aur0ra avatar
@Aur0ra
leaf-1 21 Plants
xp 1,530 XP
07/27/2021

this plant is so cute, the leaves look like beans. i don’t have a lot of luck with succulents but this one is going well so far!

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@Caitlynbuboltz
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 158 XP
globe Tampa, Florida
07/24/2021

only water about 1 time every 2-3 weeks and dont let it have too much sun, great as an indoor plant!

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Nora avatar
@Nora
leaf-1 23 Plants
xp 799 XP
globe Bangor, Maine
07/23/2021

This is a fast growing, adorable little plant! The only downside is it’s very delicate and the leaves fall off even with the gentlest handling and leave sad little bald spots.

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Honeyyvoiced avatar
@Honeyyvoiced
leaf-1 67 Plants
xp 6,470 XP
globe Des Plaines, Illinois
07/14/2021

I got this plant at a flea market where it only retained its leaves near the top. But once I repotted it it grew like crazy. So easy to care for and the leaves propagate easily in water.

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate

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