Succulent plants can represent a lot of things including tenacity, determination, life, endurance, perpetual love, eternal relationships, longevity, perseverance, good fortune, peace, yearning, wealth, devotion, growth, loyalty, focus, survival, love of nature, prosperity, and many more.
WHAT ARE AEONIUM SUCCULENTS?
Aeoniums have about 35 succulent plant species. Aeoniums are most known for their striking rosettes made up of dense, glossy, waxy leaves growing out of a single stem. The foliage can be a solid color, or variegated in white, yellow, red, and green. The fleshy leaves make these plants quite similar to several other succulent plants, most noticeably Echeveria and Sempervivum—the popular hens and chicks.
These are rather slow-growing plants, and it may take as much as five years before they bloom. Flowers stems emerge from the center of the rosettes. Their small, star-like flowers grow in clusters.
Aeoniums can be grown both indoors and outdoors, either as in-ground or container plants.
HOW TO GROW AND CARE FOR AEONIUM SUCCULENTS?
In the winter, water whenever the top inch of soil has dried out. Test by poking your finger down into the soil an inch or two.
In the summer, when Aeonium is dormant, reduce watering to about once a month, or if your Aeonium is outdoors and gets some rainwater, maybe none. Aeonium leaves will curl and drop during dormancy to prevent water loss, so no need to be alarmed if your Aeonium looks less than healthy in the summer.
Aeonium succulents prefer sandy or regular potting soil, to retain moisture. And since Aeonium has a shallow root system, they can survive in shallow pots. Even with big Aeonium (up to 4 feet tall), their root system is underdeveloped compared to other succulents.
Aeoniums are great for growing in containers, where you can get a closer look at their unique features and have better control over their growing conditions. In high humidity or rainy areas, you may not need to water them at all. Choose a container with a drainage hole to avoid standing water and root rot. You'll need to re-pot them every 2-3 years. The best time to repot Aeonium is in the month of October.
Aeonium can grow under partial shady areas to full sun, however, if you keep them under intense sun exposure, they can experience sunburn. Indoors, give them bright indirect light.
Feed during the growing season with a balanced fertilizer every month or so. Do not feed while dormant.
HOW TO PROPAGATE AEONIUM SUCCULENTS?
Aeonium is best propagated from cuttings. As the stem grows taller, the lower leaves will fall off and die, leaving a bare stem. As it grows, you can behead the rosette, and a new one will form.
AGAVE / ALOE / GASTERIA / HAWORTHIA SUCCULENT DESCRIPTION
A big collection of beautiful Agave, Aloe, Gasteria, and Haworthia succulent plants from our succulent collection. These pretty succulents are all members of the Asphodeloideae family, they are easy to care for, grow quickly, can tolerate drought, and perfect for indoor or outdoor gardens.
Even though they could look similar, there are quick ways to identify them. Aloe leaves are thick and fleshy, triangle shaped. The inside of Aloe leaves is full of slimy, water-filled tissue while Agave, in most cases, have same triangle-shaped leaves but are larger than Aloe. Unlike Aloe and Agave, Gasteria have thick and fleshy, long but round-edged leaves. Lastly, Haworthia stays small, just a few inches in diameter. In comparison with the other three, Haworthia is the smallest in size.
Full sun to Light shade. Bright, filtered light and airing is recommended. The lack of sunlight can cause them pale due to lack of light. and lose their vibrant colors.
Water thoroughly only when the soil is dry to the touch (about every 2 weeks). Never let your succulents sit in water and do NOT water on the leaves. Don't forget to learn how to water your succulents the right way.
You can water more often if you live in areas with hot weather because your soil will dry out faster. Reduce watering in winter because the succulent can lose its roots if the soil stays cold and wet for an extended amount of time.
We recommend using a cactus mix or very fast-draining potting soil. For garden plantings, the ideal soil is sandy and well-drained soils.