Learn how to care for aeonium along with its history and classification details.
Hardiness Zone: 9-11
Soil Type: Sandy loam, 5.6-6.0 pH
Sun Exposure: Full to partial shade
Annual or Perennial: Perennial
History: Aeonium is a group of about 35 species of small to medium-sized subtropical succulents in the family Crassulaceae native to parts of northern Africa and nearby islands including the Canary Islands, Cape Verde Islands and Madeira.
Aeonium, the tree houseleeks, is a genus of about 35 species of succulent, subtropical plants of the family Crassulaceae. Many species are popular in horticulture.
When is the best time to plant?
The best time to plant Aeonium is in spring or early fall. They can be grown outdoors in summer, in a pot with summer bedding plants or in a sunny, well-drained border. During winter they can be brought inside.
How do I propagate Aeoniums?
You can propagate Aeoniums easily by taking cuttings, which should root in a few weeks. Take the cuttings in spring.
Can I grow Aeoniums in a pot?
Yes, you can grow Aeoniums in a pot.
How much should I water Aeonium?
In spring and autumn, water the plant thoroughly, then allow the compost to dry out before watering again
Do I need to fertilize Aeonium?
Yes, fertilize Aeonium frequently.
When does Aeonium bloom?
Late winter or spring. 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.
What are the health benefits of the Aeonium?
Aeonium can help with treating headaches and tooth abscesses.