Belongs to the succulents of the bastard family. The closest relative of the plant is the money tree. In natural conditions, it grows in the Canaries and in Africa. Perennial with miniature size. It has 36 species and 39 hybrids, as it is very popular with flower growers.
Aeonium care is very simple. In natural conditions, this plant prefers open sunny areas with poor soil, high air exchange and little moisture. Therefore, when growing a plant at home, he needs to create conditions close to its natural habitat.
You need to place such a flower only on a well-lit window that faces the south side. He loves the frequent ventilation of the room in which he is. Doesn't like spraying. Dust is best wiped off with a cloth dampened with plain water.
The optimum temperature for breeding aeonium is considered to be 22-25 degrees. In winter, when the flower is at rest, the temperature can drop to 13-16 degrees.
Watering should be done at intervals of 1 time per week in the summer and 1 time in 2-3 weeks in the winter. Excessive watering leads to stagnant water and root rot. Overdrying of the soil entails falling of the lower leaves.
This plant reproduces easily and quickly. It is equally good to grow aeonium with seeds, leafy shoots and leaves.
Seeds are scattered over the entire surface of the earth in a pot, water is sprayed on top and covered with glass. The optimum temperature for germinating seeds is 20 degrees.
When propagating by shoots, the cut rosette needs to be dried a little so that the cut heals, then plant it in a moistened specially prepared substrate. The planted stalk is placed in a semi-shaded place for 2 weeks so that there is no sunlight. After this time, the cutting takes root and is transferred to the sunny side.
With leaf propagation, the cut leaf is also dried and placed on moist soil without deepening and dusting.