How to grow Aeonium arboreum

Aeonium arboreum growing succulent of the genus Aeonium also known as Tree aeonium, Aeonium arboreum perennial evergreen or deciduous used as ornamental drought tolerant plant, can grow in mediterranean, desert, subtropics or tropics climate and growing in hardiness zone 10+.

Leaves color can be: green, red, black-purple or red-brown, the shape obovate to spoon, leaves grow in rosettes shape.

Aeonium arboreum flower

Flower color yellow, the flowers grow on inflorescence in the end of the stems in open cluster.

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Requirements for Aeonium arboreum growing and care:

Well-drained soil, can survive frost but better without

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed (explanation bellow) / Vegetative Reproduction / propagation by cutting stem or leaf

How to propagate:
Propagation by cutting leaves or stem, for propagate by stem and leaves do in the same way, cut the leaf in the base better with hand not anything sharp and wait at least 24 hours, if it’s not cut in the base, cut by sharp object or it is stem need wait few days until the tissue will hill, after this put it in well-drained soil, and water it every few days let in dry but not fully dry, after few weeks to month it start to grow root, propagation season – better to start in the late spring to early summer but always can do it indoor (depend the temperature in the house).

Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction?
Yes (if you want to have the same as the parents)

Difficulties or problems when growing:
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Planting season:
Spring to summer in hardiness zone 10a, spring to autumn 10a-11a, all year hardiness zone 11+.

Pests and diseases:
Snails

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Old leaves, and for design dead leaves and bloom stem, infected leaves if it’s not possible to clean better to cut them out that won’t infected all the plant

Size of the plant:
0.3-1m, 1-3 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Slow growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water / Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade / Full Shade in hardiness zone 10a need to give more than full shade, the plant might die overwinter

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Yes

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Yes, when growing in containers need to choose container that 30% to 50% bigger than the roots ball or possible to grow it in small but cut the roots when planting, also the drainage of the soil it’s important, but after few years drainage of the soil not function the same so need to change it to new soil, possible to use potting mix or cactus potting mix, better to put little stone little rocks like: gravel, lava rocks or pebbles it will take care of the drainage.

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring

General information about the flower:
Yellow flowers grow on inflorescence in the end of the stems in open cluster.

How to grow from seeds

Sowing requirement:
Location with light and better sandy or well ventilated soil and also good drainage is important

Saving seeds and care until sowing:
Dry and dark place in room temperature

Sowing season:
Spring will be better but possible in hardiness zone 10a spring to summer, in hardiness zone 10b-11 spring to autumn, hardiness zone 12+ all year, better in hot summer location not to sow in the summer

Planting spacing:
20-30cm, (8-12 inches)

Depth of Sowing:
0.5cm, (0.25inches)

Conditions for seeds germinate:
Moist soil but do not over water and don’t let it dry

Watering requires for Seeds:
Small amount of water / Average amount of water

Germination time:
2-4 weeks

Condition of seedling:
Light with moist soil and well ventilated soil

Cultivars

Atropurpureum – color of the leaves green with red, black-purple or red-brown

Velour – color of the leaves purple with green in the middle

Zwartkop – color of the leaves black-purple with little bit green

Scientific name:

Aeonium arboretum

Alternative names: Tree houseleek, Irish rose, Tree aeonium

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