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Burro's Tail

4.6 out of 5 (154 experiences)

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

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! 🐴

Taxonomy

Sedum morganianum
Sedum
Crassulaceae
Saxifragales

Also known as

Donkey's Tail

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 located in Tucson, Arizona.

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.

Plant care guide for Burro's Tail in Tucson, Arizona

Tucson, Arizona

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Growing Burro's Tail in Tucson right now

Light needs for plant Burro's Tail in Tucson, Arizona

Plant growth potential is currently medium 👌

October 16th, 2021

Sunlight energy as measured by “net radiation” in Tucson is currently medium 👌.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determinin…

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Light needs for plant Burro's Tail in Tucson, Arizona

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 26.5% ☀️

October 16th, 2021

Tucson is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Tucson is expected to decrease by 26.5% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 13.4 megajoules of energy per m2 per d…

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Light needs for plant Burro's Tail in Tucson, Arizona

Daylight will decrease by 1.4 hours 📉

October 16th, 2021

This month, Tucson is getting an average of 12.0 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 11.6% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.7 total hours of day…

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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 during this time of higher sunlight intensity in Tucson, Arizona ☀️.

This is a great time to watch your Burro's Tail thrive 🌿!

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.

When to repot Burro's Tail

Nutrient needs for plant Burro's Tail in Tucson, Arizona

Is this a good time of year to repot? Yes! 🪴

October 16th, 2021

The growing potential in Tucson 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 any …

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FAQs
Difficulty Level

Burro's Tail is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!


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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 your location in Tucson, Arizona, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Burro's Tail has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 93
Burro's Tail has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 84
Burro's Tail has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 66
Burro's Tail has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 23
Burro's Tail has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 15
Burro's Tail has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 9
Burro's Tail has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 2
Burro's Tail has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 1
R_l15748 avatar
@R_l15748
leaf-1 31 Plants
xp 702 XP
10/03/2021

Easily over watered

Survivor Survivor
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Bigshe64 avatar
@Bigshe64
leaf-1 19 Plants
xp 536 XP
globe Ephrata, Pennsylvania
09/29/2021

Will be beautiful when mature.

Sophia avatar
@Sophia
leaf-1 7 Plants
xp 141 XP
09/16/2021

Super cute plant but can be fragile just like me

Survivor Survivor
Avalofgreen avatar
@Avalofgreen
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 47 XP
globe Wichita, Kansas
09/02/2021

leaves fall easily

Survivor Survivor
Sarahsalith avatar
@Sarahsalith
leaf-1 339 Plants
xp 9,307 XP
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 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.

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Sapphically avatar
@Sapphically
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 90 XP
08/22/2021

it’s very cute, i decided to taste a leaf that fell down it was very sour i’m not sure who needs to know this

Survivor Survivor
Annaxsmith avatar
@Annaxsmith
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 156 XP
globe Middleville, Michigan
08/19/2021

it is very easy to care for and it can live for a very long tume

Survivor Survivor
Eleni avatar
@Eleni
leaf-1 10 Plants
xp 244 XP
globe Midlothian, Texas
08/16/2021

Very fun to look at the “leaves” do fall off easily if you bump them

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Valzplantitas avatar
@Valzplantitas
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 112 XP
08/15/2021

Dont put in direct sunlight because it will get burnt and its a very delicate succulent but it makes up for it by being so beautiful

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Aur0ra avatar
@Aur0ra
leaf-1 46 Plants
xp 1,267 XP
07/27/2021

this plant is so cute, the leaves look like beans. i don’t have a lot of luck with succulents but this one is going well so far!

Caitlynbuboltz avatar
@Caitlynbuboltz
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 158 XP
globe Tampa, Florida
07/24/2021

only water about 1 time every 2-3 weeks and dont let it have too much sun, great as an indoor plant!

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Nora avatar
@Nora
leaf-1 20 Plants
xp 484 XP
globe Bangor, Maine
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.

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Honeyyvoiced avatar
@Honeyyvoiced
leaf-1 62 Plants
xp 2,636 XP
globe Kenosha, Wisconsin
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.

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Mccall avatar
@Mccall
leaf-1 34 Plants
xp 1,981 XP
globe Salt Lake City, Utah
07/13/2021

I really like this little guy but I don’t think he’s growing much. Even with a ton of sunlight. He’s got a little bro too that seems to be just as stunted.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Philipp avatar
@Philipp
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 79 XP
globe Krefeld, Nordrhein-Westfalen
07/04/2021

The leafs fall off very quickly.

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Evie avatar
@Evie
leaf-1 12 Plants
xp 396 XP
07/02/2021

Really really easy. I stuck it in a pot and now it’s tripled in size. It’s only slight downfall is it’s fragility.

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Kylie15 avatar
@Kylie15
leaf-1 13 Plants
xp 193 XP
globe Harrah, Oklahoma
07/01/2021

Leaf/beans fall of easily and don’t go back where they fall off but you can propagate them.

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Zenden avatar
@Zenden
leaf-1 15 Plants
xp 367 XP
06/26/2021

I don’t know what to do with this plant. It has lost all of it’s “leaves” and appears to be dying after only a month :(

Scott avatar
@Scott
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 100 XP
globe Los Angeles, California
06/24/2021

Very fragile.

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