Aeonium 'Jack Catlin'
Aeonium 'Jack Catlin' is a branched succulent that forms attractive clumps of rosettes at the end of the branches. It grows up to 18 inches (45 cm) tall and 8 inches (20 cm) in diameter. Leaves are fleshy, glossy green towards the middle, and reddish toward the tips. This red color turns rich red after new growth hardens off in the late spring and holds this color until active growth in the winter.
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. They may go dormant in summer 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 every 2 to 3 years with fresh potting soil.
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.
This succulent is a hybrid of Aeonium tabuliforme and Aeonium arboreum 'Zwartkop' created by Jack Catlin and named for him by G. Lyons. It is a sister seedling to Aeonium 'Garnet' and Aeonium 'Zwartkin'.
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