Plant Care Burro's Tail
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Burro's Tail

4.6 out of 5 (147 experiences)

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

Also known as

Donkey's Tail

Taxonomy

Sedum morganianum
Sedum
Crassulaceae
Saxifragales

What other plant parents say

Burro's Tail has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 88
Burro's Tail has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 79
Burro's Tail has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 65
Burro's Tail has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 22
Burro's Tail has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 14
Burro's Tail has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 7
Burro's Tail has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 2
Burro's Tail has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 1
Sarahsalith avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Burro's Tail named Burro's Tail by Sarahsalith on Greg, the plant care app
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 throug…

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@Alex
New York
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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@Camryn
Little Rock, Arkansas
Rating of the plant Burro's Tail named Burrito by Camryn on Greg, the plant care app
04/28/2021

Awesome plant! Very delicate though, so only purchase if you have room to let it sit all by itself undisturbed. Don’t want to place it anywhere like a desk where you could bump it. Will drop “leaves”…

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Apottslol avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Burro's Tail named  gideon by Apottslol on Greg, the plant care app
05/17/2021

this was my first plant i’ve kept alive! the leaves on the burro’s tail are verrryyyyyy sensitive and when taking mine home lost TONS of leaves but surprisingly bounced back and is one of my favorite…

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@Lionelfrank…
Tacoma, Washington
Rating of the plant Burro's Tail named Benny by Lionelfrankenstein on Greg, the plant care app
04/22/2021

These guys are slowwww growers, so patience is important. They are also prone to dropping leaves if you touch them the wrong way, so handle with care. The dropped leaves self-propagate though, so i…

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Ashley avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Burro's Tail named Bruce by Ashley on Greg, the plant care app
05/17/2021

This plant does not like to be touched. Baby this plant but don’t over water it. Recently mine has not made much growth progress so I hope it picks up the pace soon again because it is a beautiful pl…

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@Cassiefinz
Florham Park, New Jersey
Rating of the plant Burro's Tail named Xena by Cassiefinz on Greg, the plant care app
06/15/2021

Such a unique beauty! Super low maintenance, just keep it in the sunlight and it will be very happy. Mine grows so fast and due to the fragility of the leaves I have propagated many fallen pieces.

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@Carly
Austin, Texas
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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@Honeyyvoiced
Kenosha, Wisconsin
Rating of the plant Burro's Tail named Da Vinci by Honeyyvoiced on Greg, the plant care app
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.

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@Nora
Bangor, Maine
Rating of the plant Burro's Tail named Pedro by Nora on Greg, the plant care app
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.

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

Check the growing potential in your area

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: 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.

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.

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