Aeonium ‘KIWI’ is similar as ‘Sunburst’, but it has fleshy, spoon shaped leaves.
The leaves of this succulent are light green in colour, and the edges or borders of the leaves are pink; the middle portion of the plant looks creamy yellowish in colour.
This article will illustrates its cultivation methods, procedures, basic requirements and some valuable resources. I am sure you will get adequate information you need for your garden and home décor.
Aeonium ‘KIWI’ succulents are ‘monocarpic’ in nature same as ‘Sunburst’. The monocarpic can be simply defined as the plant will die after its full bloom.
Once it flowers, the main or mother plant dies. The majority of the times it turns into black or grey in colour. This event looks like little bit scary, but it’s natural!
How to Propagate the Aeonium ‘kiwi’ Succulents?
The Aeonium ‘KIWI’ can be cultivated from the Stems, Offsets and Seed.
To propagate, in Stem Cultivation Method choose a healthy and well-developed stem.
Then cut it from the main or mother plant with the help of sharp knife or scissor.
After cutting the stems from the main plant allow it to callous-over for several days.
The prepared stem is ready to plant on well-draining soil.
The Offset cultivation method is also easy to follow. The Kiwi plant produces small offsets around the base; just pull those out.
Then dry them for one or two days. The prepared offsets are ready to plant in to well-draining soil.
The Seed Cultivation Method is little bit harder than other tow because the sprouting takes too long time and the environment plays a vital role in germinating phase.
Sow the seeds on the well-draining soil, and then water it whenever necessary.
Make sure to use bright light, and warm the seeds before sowing. The seed warmers will be helpful in warming the seeds.
In seed plantation method, the germination phase is so long. Keep some patience; water it whenever soil dried out. Use bight glowing lights in sprouting phase, it will definitely add some suitable environment to the plant.
Where to Plant Aeonium ‘kiwi’ Succulent?
The selection of soil is really important. The sand or loam type of sand is best for ‘Kiwi’. The pH levels should be Acidic or alkaline or Neutral.
The zones where temperature ranges below 30 F (-1.1 degree C), it would be great atmosphere because it’s not cold resilient.
You can use a different variety of containers; so it would much easier to shift them indoor or outdoor according to your preferences.
In my view, I use designer containers which look so beautiful with succulents. It certainly set a beautiful look to your home and garden décor.
Basically, ‘Aeonium family plants especially ‘KIWI’ goes in to dormant phase in the summer. The watering needs can be compromised; however, scorching heat may damage or halt the growth of the plant. Good luck!
How to Take Care of Aeonium ‘kiwi’?
Taking care of these Succulent is relatively stress-free. Follow subsequent easy steps and you are done:
- Indoor Plantation: at least 6 hours of filtered sunlight daily.
- Outdoor Plantation: 6 hours of filtered sunlight is more than enough.
It requires a minimum temperature of about 30 F (-1.1 degree C). If you are living in the northern hemisphere, locate the plant in a southern-facing window. However, the temperature requirements may vary as per plant varieties and species.
Soil and Pot Selection
A well-draining soil is best for Aeonium ‘Kiwi’. Moreover, a vital factor is the pot selection, where the plant finds home to them. The pot or container with holes will facilitate an easier way to drain the unnecessary water.
These days, a stylish container comes with such holes, which add both appearances and practical water draining functionality.
It has similar watering requirements as most succulent’s. The soak and dry method works best for these species of the plant.
The most succulents grows best by ‘Soak and Dry’ watering practices. The ‘KIWI’ is no exception. In this method, soak the soil properly then allow it to dry completely. Adapting regular watering practices may halt development of sunrise succulents, and they may not survive!
- Plant Type – Cactus (Succulent)
- Plant Family – Aeonium
- Full Sun, Partial Sun
- Typical water needs for a succulent
- Plant grows up to 2’ – 3’ (60cm – 90cm) tall
- Plant grows up to 2’ – 3’ (60cm – 90cm) wide
- Spacing – 36” (90 cm)
- Maintenance – Low
- Watering – Low, Average
- Soil – Sand or Loam (Well-draining)
- Soil pH – Acid, Alkaline Neutral
- Minimum 30° F | -1.1° C
- Propagation by Stem, Cuttings and Seeds.
- Season – Spring, Summer and Winter
- Characteristics: Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Evergreen and Showy.
- Can be non-toxic to humans and animals