Aeonium (Ahh-No-Nee-um) is an amazing succulent plant that can thrive both outdoors and indoors. It was first discovered in North Africa and the Canary Islands.
Up to 50cm in height and comes in a 23cm pot.
Aeoniums go dormant in really hot and dry weather conditions. Their leaves will curl and drop to prevent excessive water loss. Unlike some succulent plants, their true growth period is during winter or spring.
Each rosette is monocarpic, which means 'once flowering'.
The rosette (usually the oldest one) will start to elongate, and a bloom stalk grows. Once the flower dies, so does the rosette. With luck, the mother will have produced lots of pups around the base of the stem. These can be pulled off to make more plants.
Care and tips:
🌞 = Prefers indirect sunlight but will also tolerate brightly lit rooms such as conservatories
💧= Allow soil to completely dry between waters, then water and be sure to drain any excess water left as this will create a root rot problem.
🐶🐱👶= Not known to be toxic, but we recommend keeping out of reach of tiny humans and furry creatures, just in case! Safe for tortoises as a treat when fed alongside a varied diet.
Easy to propagate, take a stem cutting with leaves attached and either place in water until roots appear or place straight into soil to root and regrow.
Things to look out for:
Overwatering: succulents, in general, are very prone to overwatering as they store a lot of their water in their leaves, don't allow to sit in water or this can cause root rot which could cause the stems and leaves to have a mushy appearance and die.
Underwatering: If underwatered, the leaves and stems can look empty and shrivelled/dried up.
Other common names for this plant:
- Tree Houseleek
- Irish Rose
- Aeonium Arboreum
- Tree Aeonium
- Plum Purdy
Like humans, plants come in all shapes and sizes; but are all beautiful in their own way, therefore the actual plant you receive may differ from the pictures shown, but we always make sure it's of the best quality and of the sizes specified.
We will only send plants that we would buy ourselves.