4.6 out of 5 (177 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! 🐴
Also known as
Donkey's Tail and Sedum morganianum 'Burrito'
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 Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
November 25th, 2022
Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Colorado Springs is currently low 📉.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in …
November 23rd, 2022
Colorado Springs is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in Colorado Springs is expected to decrease by 30.7% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 8.1 megajoules of …
November 22nd, 2022
This month, Colorado Springs is getting an average of 9.9 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will decrease by 12% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.4 total hours …
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 Colorado Springs, Colorado ⛅.
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.
November 26th, 2022
The growing potential in Colorado Springs is 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.
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.
So pretty and smells so good. Unfortunately there were lots of gnats flying around, which i was able to fix, but then caught some baaaad scale and i had to propagate and save what I could, but she propagated super easily!! and now is right back to growing super fast.
* 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.