4.6 out of 5 (154 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 Portland, Oregon.
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October 17th, 2021
Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Portland is currently low 📉.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determin…
October 17th, 2021
Portland is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in Portland is expected to decrease by 41.3% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 8.7 megajoules of energy per m2 pe…
October 16th, 2021
This month, Portland is getting an average of 11.3 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will decrease by 18.7% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.9 total hours of da…
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 🚫.
Portland, Oregon currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help this plant grow by treating it to ample 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.
October 14th, 2021
The growing potential in Portland is medium 👌.
It's best to repot plants during their active growing periods when they have the energy to re-establish their roots! This is a great time to repot an…
What other plant parents say
* 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.