The Aeonium Sunburst is a succulent evergreen tree with large rosettes of different colors, 6-8 inches wide and 15-20 cm wide, with spoon-shaped fleshy leaves, native to the Canary Islands, on the northwest coast of Africa and belong to the family of the CRASSULACEAE.
The Sunburst has long bare stems, the leaves are beautiful by the combination of creamy yellow and green stripes and are adorned with reddish coppery tips when exposed to the sun.
The Sunburst adds an interesting touch to your garden. This Aeonium produces pale yellow bunches of small star-shaped flowers in spring on mature plants.
Tips to grow and care for Aeonium Sunburst.
Aeonium Sunburst plants grow in full sun or in partial shade. And it is not resistant to frost below -1 ° C.
Requires standard substrate. It can be cultivated easily in sandy soils, dry to moderately humid and well-drained in full sun or partial shade and tolerates poor soils.
But it will be good to plant this succulent in a container that can be brought indoors.
It does well in full to partial sun, but can also be grown indoors.
Just make sure to place it a room that gets a lot of sunlight.
Propagate by seed planted at 66-75ºF (19-24ºC) in the spring or by rosette cuttings kept at 64ºF (18ºC) and barely moist until they take root.
To take a cutting of an Aeonium ‘Sunburst,’ use a sharp, sterile knife or pair of scissors.
Cut the stem away from the main cluster, and allow the cut to callous over for a few days before planting in well-draining soil.
The aeonium sunburst needs moderate watering in spring and summer, making sure that the substrate is completely dry between waterings and in winter to protect indoors under temperatures below 5ºC. Although they tolerate drought, Aeonium requires a more regular watering than other succulents, since they have a shallow and relatively small root system.
Pests or diseases:
Practically free of pests and diseases. But we must be attentive since they can be attacked by the woolly cochineal and aphids.
It is not necessary to pay for this plant, but it is advisable to pay this plant once a month in spring with a specific fertilizer for cactus and succulents.
Fun facts about the Aeonium sunburst.
Unlike many succulent plants, the Aeonium are winter producers and inactive during the summer.
Its new growth occurs in the center of the rosette. As the rosette ages, the older outer leaves fall off, exposing the stem that holds the rosette.
If you do not like the appearance of the bare stem, simply close the rosette below its lower leaves, with 1-2 inches of stem (2-5 cm), and reseed as cuttings.
The Aeonium are monocarpic: they flower once and then die. However, it may be several years before this happens and not all the rosettes bloom at the same time.
This is a beautiful plant to have at home or to give to a friend.
Just make sure to follow the instruction that I explain in the article and you will be good to go.
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