4.6 out of 5 (170 experiences)
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! 🐴
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How to care for Burro's Tail
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 located in Chicago, Illinois.
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January 16th, 2022
Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Chicago is currently very low 📉.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in dete…
January 15th, 2022
Chicago is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in Chicago is expected to increase by 21.6% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 7.2 megajoules of energy per m2 pe…
January 16th, 2022
This month, Chicago is getting an average of 6.1 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will increase by 6.6% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.7 total hours of dayli…
Burro's Tail love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Chicago, Illinois ⛅.
Burro's Tail does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
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.
January 12th, 2022
The growing potential in Chicago is very low 📉.
Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.
It's best to …
What other plant parents say
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.
* 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.