«Aeonium Haworthii – Kiwi Verde»

«Aeonium Haworthii – Kiwi Verde»

Flowerpot from reused plastic with flower
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This pretty succulent is also known by several names – Kiwi Verde, or simply Aeonium KiwiSucculents like aeonium are drought smart plants that are super easy to grow and make fantastic houseplants.  Be sure to check out my tips for how to care for succulentsCaring for this succulent, and other aeoniums, is fairly easy as long as you understand the growing times and dormancy periods.    

    Unlike some succulents, aeonium does not like really hot and dry weather.  If Kiwi verde is exposed to extreme heat, it’s leaves will curl to help prevent too much water loss. If you bring your aeonium outside in the summer months, grow it a shady spot to encourage growth. The plant prefers morning sun or very bright, indirect light.

    Aeoniums are monocarpic. This means that once the plant flowers, it will die. However, it takes several years for a plant to flower and not all of the rosettes flower at the same time. The plant does not grow much during the summer months and does not need any water then, other than in extremely dry conditions. In the winter, when the plant is actively growing, water when the soil is dry if you poke your finger into it down to an inch or 2. While relatively drought tolerant, be sure to give it enough water since it has a shallow root system. If you give the plant too much water, or allow it to sit in a saucer of water, it can cause the roots to rot.

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