4.6 out of 5 (176 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 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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February 5th, 2023
Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Philadelphia is currently low 📉.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in dete…
February 6th, 2023
Philadelphia is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in Philadelphia is expected to increase by 44.1% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.0 megajoules of energ…
February 4th, 2023
This month, Philadelphia is getting an average of 6.6 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will increase by 12.7% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.6 total hours o…
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 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania ⛅.
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.
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.