Aeonium zwartkop grow and care – succulent of the genus Aeonium also known as Aeonium Schwarzkopf or Aeonium arboreum Zwartkop, Aeonium zwartkop 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 black to purple-red, the shape obovate to spoon shape, leaves grow in rosettes shape.

Aeonium zwartkop flower

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

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How to grow Aeonium zwartkop growing and care:

Well-drained soil, can survive frost but better without

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction

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

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Spring, summer, autumn

Pests and diseases:
Snails, slugs

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Old leaves, and can cut the top of the branch to branching 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

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

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General information about the flower:
Cone shape structure of the inflorescence grow in end of the stems in open cluster, flowers color yellow

Scientific name:

Aeonium zwartkop

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