Aeoniums can be grown outdoors in zones 9 to 11 and, although they will tolerate partial shade, need at least six hours of full sun a day to develop their leaf colors. Indoors in pots Aeoniums need bright sunlight and moisture and do best in shallow containers.
Secondly, how do you take care of aeoniums?
How to Grow and Care for Aeoniums
- Provide your outdoor aeonium with full sun to partial shade. …
- Choose a pot with sufficient drainage. …
- Use a regular potting mix. …
- Fertilize your plant during the growing season. …
- Give your aeonium plenty of water during the winter months. …
- Aeoniums do best in a Mediterranean climate.
Just so, how often should I water aeonium?
Place the pot in bright indirect light and water it lightly once each week. Once the plant has developed strong roots, allow the top 2 inches of soil to dry out before watering.
Why are the leaves falling off my aeonium?
Aeoniums Will Shed Leaves when Under Stress
To conserve energy and water, an underwatered aeonium will shed its bottom leaves and if underwatering continues, the aeonium will continue to shed leaves and the rosettes will close up. They will look and go through the same behavior as if they are going through dormancy.
Grow aeoniums in pots in a sunny position outside, or in a bright spot indoors. Aeoniums store water in their leaves and stems and need very little watering. In spring and autumn, water the plant thoroughly, then allow the compost to dry out before watering again – this mimics downpours in their natural habitats.
Aeoniums do like a little more moisture than other succulents, but you still can’t go crazy with the watering can! You should only water your Aeoniums when the top layer of soil feels pretty dry. You’ll probably end up watering them about once a week.
Caring for Aeonium Plants
Fertilize aeonium in containers once annually in spring when new growth commences. In-ground plants rarely need fertilizer, but may benefit from a light coating of mulch just around the base of the plant. Be careful not to pile it up around the stem or rot might set in.
Stem-forming aeoniums tend to branch more when they are well fed and growing strongly, so make sure yours are in adequately sized pots and getting regular water and feed. They can be watered surprisingly often in summer: soak them once a week and feed once a month.