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Asked by Anonymous on July 29, 2015
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?

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

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
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?

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

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
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!?

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

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
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?

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

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
Aeonium Balsamiferum

How do I care for aeonium balsamiferum and take cuttings?

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