This plant prefers to experience drier soil in summer while it goes through dormancy. Water and fertilize more often in late autumn through winter. Keep the soil slightly damp during the winter/spring period of growth. When stressing for color, allow the soil to dry out between waterings.
Furthermore, how do you propagate aeonium Mardi Gras?
To propagate ‘Mardi Gras’ from leaves, twist a leaf from the mother plant. Be sure that none of the leaf remains on the stem, or you will have a smaller chance of success. Allow the leaf to dry out for several days so that the end callouses over, and then place on well-draining soil.
Likewise, can aeonium survive winter?
Winter is the growing season for these succulents. However, they can’t stand frost or cold weather. If you live in such a place, keep your aeoniums indoors. On the other hand, aeoniums can survive droughts because of their unique way of storing water inside the leaves.
How can you tell Aeonium?
These succulent plants are identified by their thick, fleshy leaves growing as rosettes. Some Aeonium species have compact leaves that look like rose flowers. Other types of Aeonium have wide, spreading oval to oblong leaves that have the shape of a large saucer.
Plant in full coastal sun to light shade in a well-drained soil and irrigate occasionally. It should be cold hardy to about 25° F. This hybrid was created by eminent southern California horticulturist Jack Catlin by crossing Aeonium undulatum with Aeonium arboreum ‘Zwartkop’.
Aeonium ‘Kiwi’ (Kiwi Aeonium) – This succulent forms rosettes of fleshy, spoon-shaped leaves that are brilliantly colored. The leaves in the center are pale yellow and progressively the leaves get greener to the outside of the rosette. The edges of the leaves are red. Yellow flowers bloom in the summer.
They need bright sunlight, great drainage, and infrequent water to prevent rot. Pick containers with drainage holes and use well-draining cactus and succulent soil with 50% to 70% mineral grit such as coarse sand, pumice, or perlite.
Ideally, the plant needs 5-6 hours of bright sunlight a day to thrive. Be careful not to overwater Aeonium arboreum ‘Zwartkop’ when grown indoors and make sure to provide a well draining potting mix. Low light and constantly wet soil will be detrimental to this plant and will send it to an early grave.