Aeonium 'Blushing Beauty'
Aeonium 'Blushing Beauty' is an attractive shrubby succulent that forms rosettes of pale green leaves tinged with red at the end of the branches. It grows up to 3 feet (90 cm) tall. The colors of the leaves intensify when the plant is moderately stressed by full sun or drought.
The yellow star-shaped flowers appear in clusters on a spike emerging from the center of the rosettes in spring. The rosettes die after flowering but will form offsets at their base to grow on.
USDA hardiness zones 9b to 11b: from 25 °F (−3.9 °C) to 50 °F (+10 °C).
How to Grow and Care
Aeoniums do not like hot or dry weather. In summer, they may go dormant and do not require any water except in arid conditions. In extreme heat, their leaves will curl to prevent excessive water loss. Growing them in moist shade will keep them growing, but their true growth season is winter to spring when temperatures are cool, 65 to 75 °F (18 to 24 °C), and damp. In the winter, water whenever the soil has dried out. Test by poking your finger down into the soil an inch or 2 (2.5 to 5 cm). Too much moisture or allowing them to sit in wet soil will cause root rot.
A sandy loam or regular potting mix is better than a mix specifically for cacti and succulents since Aeoniums need some moisture. If you grow them in containers, repot them with fresh potting soil every 2 to 3 years.
Feed during the growing season with a half-strength balanced fertilizer every month or so. Do not feed while dormant.
Learn more at How to Grow and Care for Aeonium.
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