Aeonium ‘Mardi Gras’ Succulent
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Aeonium ‘Mardi Gras’ – How to Plant & Care

Aeonium ‘Mardi Gras’ Care Guide

What if your garden has a beautiful Pinkish Sunflower? I named Aeonium ‘Mardi Gras’ as a ‘Pinkie Sunflower’; it’s so beautiful and I have fallen in love of it! This is a replica of Sunflower, but pink and rich burgundy in color. Make sure you are granting a huge corner to this plant in your personal garden. 


I am sure you will get adequate information you need for your garden and home decor. This article illustrates cultivation methods, procedures, basic requirements and some valuable resources of mardi gras aeonium.


Aeonium ‘Mardi Gras’ succulents are hybrid species of ‘Velour’. This evergreen showy rosette produces offsets from the outer ring of the mother or main stem.


It is best suitable for outdoor gardens; however, if your living hall is so big go for it. I am poised that ‘Mardi Gras’ will compliment your home décor to new level.


Aeonium ‘Mardi Gras’ Succulents

How to Propagate the Aeonium ‘Mardi Gras’ Succulents?

The ‘Mardi Gras Aeonium’ can be cultivated from the stem and leaf.


To propagate Aeonium ‘Mardi Gras’ choose a healthy and well-developed stem. Then cut it from the main plant with the help of sharp knife or scissor.


Besides, after cutting the stems from the main plant allow it to dry for several days. The prepared stem is ready to place on well-draining soil.


The leave cultivation method is also easy to follow. Extract the leaves from the mother plant by winding a leaf.


Make sure all the leaves from the stem are twisted; otherwise you have tiny chances of sprouting from the extracted leaves.


After extracting the leaves from the plant allow it to dry over for several days. Now, Leaves are ready to lay on well-draining soil.


If the soil has dried out completely, water it whenever necessary. The mother-leaf will start to deteriorate, when the roots and a rosette pops out. This will result in a new healthy plant.


Congratulation you have completed almost 60% of the Aeonium ‘Mardi Gras’ plantation mission.


I personally recommend using Stem Cultivation Method for best result.


Pro-tip,

In ‘Leaf Cultivation’ method, try to twist small portion of stem while extracting the leaves; it will certainly help in sprouting phase of the plant.


Also Read: Crinkle Leaf Plant Succulent-Adromischus Cristatus Propagation


Where to Plant Aeonium ‘Mardi Gras’ Succulent?

The selection of soil is extremely important part of stem and leaf cultivation.


The sand or loam type of sand is ideal for ‘Mardi Gras’. The pH levels should be Acidic or alkaline or Neutral.


The zones where temperature ranges less than 20 F (-6.7 degree C); it would be great atmosphere because it’s not cold resilient.


You can use a different variety of containers; so it would be 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 decor.


Pro-tip,

If you found that your plant is stretching; add some bright lights, it will help to heal it immediately.


How to take care of Aeonium ‘Mardi Gras’?

How to take care of Aeonium ‘Mardi Gras’?

Taking care of Mardi Gras Aeonium Succulent is relatively stress-free. Follow subsequent easy steps and you are done:

Light Requirement

  • Indoor Plantation: at least 3 hours of filtered sunlight daily.
  • Outdoor Plantation: 2-3 hours of filtered sunlight is more than enough.

Temperature Requirement

It requires a minimum temperature of about 20 F (-6.7 degree C) to 110 F (43.33 degree C).

If you are living in the Middle Eastern countries or Asian region, water it appropriately because the Scorching heat may damage the plant.  

However, the temperature requirements may vary as per plant varieties and species.


Soil and Pot Selection

A well-draining soil is perfect for Aeonium ‘Mardi Gras’. 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.


Watering Practices

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 grow best by Soak and Dry watering practices. The ‘Mardi Gras’ 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!


Quick Summary

  • Plant Type – Cactus
  • Plant Family – Aeonium
  • Partial sunlight to partial shade
  • Typical water needs for a succulent
  • Plant grows up to 12″ (30.5 cm) tall
  • Plant grows up to 36″ (91 cm) wide
  • Spacing – 10” (25 cm)
  • Maintenance – Low
  • Watering – Low to Average
  • Soil – Sand or Loam (Well-draining)
  • Soil pH – Acid, Alkaline Neutral
  • Minimum 20° F | -6.7° C
  • Propagation by leaves and stem cuttings.
  • Season – Spring, Summer and Winter
  • Characteristics: Evergreen and Showy
  • Can be toxic to humans and animals

 

 

 

Rajvardhan

Hi there! By profession I am a Mechanical Engineer; though, I have a keen interest in gardens, plants and succulents. I hope you like my articles on beautiful succulents and plants. Happy  Gardening!!!

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