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Asked by
Anonymous on
July 29, 2015

Q. aeonium schwarzkop

I recently bought Aeonium schwarzkop. I know I can cut near the base, let it dry and then plant to propagate. What is the success rate in doing this and what happens to the cut end that remains on the original plant? Will it grow another group of leaves?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
July 30, 2015
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It is considered quite easy to propagate.
It is likely that the rooted end will continue to grow.
You can propagate with leaf cutting also and this would eliminate cutting the succulent completely off the plant.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/cacti-succulents/scgen/exotic-showstoppers-beautiful-succulents.htm
https://www.ndsu.edu/pubweb/chiwonlee/plsc368/student/papers01/pneisen/Propagationofcactiandsucculents/Main%20Page.htm

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Asked by
JenniDR on
May 7, 2016

Q. Aeonium stem drooping

An Aeonium I cut the top off last year to encourage branching, produced 3 new branches and grew well but one of the branches has suddenly started to droop as if the stem is not strong enough to support the rosette. What could have caused this and is there anything I can feed the plant to encourage strong stem growth? In fact, what is the best fertilizer to use for Aeonium schwartzkopf?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
May 9, 2016
Certified Expert
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This is very common for leggy branches to become heavy and droopy.
You can remove the stem and propagate it.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/cacti-succulents/aeonium/growing-aeonium-plants.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
October 29, 2016

Q. aeoniums

We have 2 aeonium voodoo which have been outside the house during the summer. They have grown really well, and looked very healthy when we brought them inside for the winter. They are now dropping leaves at quite a rate. Should they be doing this, or what have we been doing wrong!?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
October 30, 2016
Certified Expert
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Your plants likely are stressed and dropping leaves as a result. Check watering, soil should not be allowed to dry out, but if the plant sits in soggy soil it can die of root rot.
Make sure you are giving the plant plenty of indirect sunlight.
Here is a link to refresh you on the care requirements.
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/cacti-succulents/aeonium/growing-aeonium-plants.htm

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Asked by
Faymlittle on
January 20, 2017

Q. Will aeoniums die after blooming?

I planted A. arboreum for the leaf color contrast and drought tolerance. A group of 4 stems, each 3 ft high with 10″ rosettes, are all blooming. I don’t want them to bloom. How do I rescue them?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
January 21, 2017
Certified Expert
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Most Aeoniums are a monocarpic species, meaning it dies after flowering.
A life expectancy is 3 to 10 years for it to reach maturity.
Flowering can be avoided by clipping off the flower heads as the emerge.
You can also propagate by taking cuttings.
Here is a link with more information.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/cacti-succulents/aeonium/growing-aeonium-plants.htm

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Asked by
janet15withers on
July 17, 2017

Q. aeonium balsamiferum

How do I care for aeonium balsamiferum and take cuttings?

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