Aeoniums may go dormant in summer and do not require any water, except in excessively dry conditions. When in growth water moderately and feed every two or three weeks with a balanced liquid feed. During the winter months, restrict water to just enough to keep the foliage from shriveling.
Secondly, do Aeoniums like full sun?
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.
Besides, how do you look after aeonium in the winter?
What can you do with Aeonium leggy?
“When aeoniums get leggy, cut off the tops, leaving an inch or two of stem, and throw the rest of the plant away, roots and all. Replant each rosette as a cutting. Insert it into the soil, so it sits just above the ground.
This shade-tolerant succulent grows well in either partial or full shade, with margins a cream color in the shade that become pinker with increased sun exposure. Aeonium kiwi grows slowly to about 2? tall and wide.
Aeoniums are most commonly known for their striking rosettes made up of dense, waxy leaves growing out of a single stem. Stems can be long and branched-out or short and stubby. A unique feature of aeoniums is the way they grow and branch out. They reproduce and form offsets from a single flowerhead.
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. During the summer months, when they’re dormant, you should cut back on the water. Watering them once a month should be enough during the summer.
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.
During the growing season when the aeonium is about 15-20cm (6-8in) tall, you will need to remove some of the leaves and the growth bud at the very centre of the rosette to stimulate the plant to branch out.
Aeoniums are fleshy leaved succulents that grow in a pronounced rosette shape. Growing aeoniums is easy in areas with few freezes. They can also grow indoors, in a sunny window where temperatures are toasty warm. Learn how to grow an aeonium plant for unique texture and form in both indoor and outdoor garden displays.