Aeonium ‘Sunburst’ Succulent

Aeonium ‘Sunburst’ Succulent- How to Propagate Successfully

Aeonium ‘Sunburst’ Succulent Propagation & Care

Aeonium ‘Sunburst’ Succulent is similar as Sunflower, but it has uneven patches of different colours. The leaves of sunburst succulent are white and green in colour, and the edges or borders of the leaves are pink in colour.

When the sun is at its full glory, the pink edges turn into red hot lava colour.

I am sure you will get adequate information you need for your garden and home décor. This article illustrates its cultivation methods, procedures, basic requirements and some valuable resources for aeonium sunburst succulent.

Aeonium ‘Sunburst’ succulents are ‘monocarpic’ in nature. 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 ‘Sunburst’ Succulents?

How to Propagate the Aeonium ‘Sunburst’ Succulents?

The Aeonium ‘Sunburst’ can be cultivated from the stems only.

To propagate aeonium sunburst, 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.

This succulent from Aeonium family loves the full sun, but excessive heat may set sun burns on the plant. The Sunburst can also grow very well in indoor lighting conditions. If you want to compliment your living hall or bedroom with some extraordinary colour changing plant, consider this as your first choice!


If plant is not growing as it should, provide some extra light or shift plant in your garden. The full sun will nurture this plant very well as Sunburst is full sun loving plant. Try it!

Also Read: String of Hearts Succulent Propagation & Care

Where to Plant Aeonium ‘Sunburst’ Succulent?

The selection of soil is really important part of stem cultivation method. The sand or loam type of sand is best for ‘Sunburst. The pH levels should be Acidic or alkaline or Neutral.

The zones where temperature ranges less than 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.


New leaf growth will be normal even if your plant has minor bruises. The optimum sunlight will heal maximum problems related to growth and bruises. Good luck!

How to Take Care of  Aeonium ‘Sunburst’?

Aeonium ‘Sunburst’

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

Light Requirement

  • Indoor Plantation: at least 4 hours of filtered sunlight daily.
  • Outdoor Plantation: 4 hours of filtered sunlight is more than enough.

Temperature Requirement

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 seamless for Aeonium ‘Sunburst’ succulent. 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 grows best by ‘Soak and Dry’ watering practices. The ‘Sunburst’ 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 (Succulent)
  • Plant Family – Aeonium
  • Partial sunlight to partial shade
  • Typical water needs for a succulent
  • Plant grows up to 18″ (46 cm) tall
  • Plant grows up to 24″ (61 cm) wide
  • Spacing – 18” (45 cm)
  • Maintenance – Low
  • Watering – Low to Average
  • Soil – Sand or Loam (Well-draining)
  • Soil pH – Acid, Alkaline Neutral
  • Minimum 30° F | -1.1° C
  • Propagation by stem cuttings.
  • Season – Spring, Summer and Winter
  • Characteristics: Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Evergreen and Showy.
  • Can be non-toxic to humans and animals





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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