information: One must be careful when moving a Burro's Tail
plant as the thick succulent Jelly Bean like leaves
fall off quite easily.
Burro's Tail prefers direct
sunshine or very bright filtered light for optimum growth. Warm
south windows, sunrooms and greenhouses are excellent choices. If
the lighting is to low the plants stems will elongate the new
Jelly Bean growth will be small.
this plant is a succulent it won't require watering but two or
three times a month depending on light intensity and temperature. If you can find a place to get your finger
into the soil allow the soils surface to dry down about 1/4 the
depth of the container between waterings. Water thoroughly until
water runs from the drain holes. Remove any excess water from the
drip tray within 24 hours to help prevent root rot. A second trick
to determine when the Burro's Tail needs water is by weight. Water
the plant and note the weight when wet. If the plant feels
light... it's time to water.
Feed your Burro's Tail plant monthly with a balanced liquid
fertilizer when actively growing. Feed quarterly when inactive.
Peter's Houseplant Special is a good choice.
Propagation is simple. Stem cuttings can be rooted in a cactus type potting soil.
Remove some Jelly Beans from the stem and poke it into the soil or
take a stem and lay it on the top of the soil. Keep the soil moist
until the Burro's Tail roots.
handful of the Jelly bean leaves can be placed on
the surface of a pot of soil. Roots and then new plants will
develop from the ends of each bean.
Common houseplant pests can include: Mealy Bugs
Burro's Tail is usually available 3", 4"
and 6" upright containers as well as 6" and 8"