Aeonium haworthii 'Dream Color'
Aeonium decorum 'Kiwi', Aeonium haworthii 'Kiwi', Aeonium haworthii 'Tricolor', Aeonium haworthii 'Variegata', Aeonium 'Keweonium', Aeonium 'Kiwi', Aeonium 'Kiwionium', Aeonium percarneum 'Kiwi', Aeonium 'Verde'
This succulent is a cultivar of Aeonium haworthii sold mainly under the false name Aeonium 'Kiwi'.
Aeonium haworthii 'Dream Color', also known as Aeonium 'Kiwi', is a striking succulent shrub with short slender stems topped with rosettes of colorful leaves. It grows up to 3 feet (90 cm) tall when in bloom. Rosettes are up to 5 inches (12.5 cm) in diameter. Leaves are fleshy, spoon-shaped, serrated, creamy-yellow in the center of the rosette, gradually changing the color to soft green on the outside of the rosette, and with a thin rose-red band at the edges. Flowers are yellow, star-shaped, and appear in clusters on branched inflorescences in summer.
USDA hardiness zone 9a to 11b: from 20 °F (−6.7 °C) to 50 °F (+10 °C).
How to Grow and Care
Aeoniums do not like hot or dry weather. Therefore, they may go dormant in summer and 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.
Learn more at How to Grow and Care for Aeonium.
Kiwi Aeonium propagates best by vegetative methods, but they will also grow from seed. Stem cutting propagation is the simplest and most effective means. The cuttings will root any time of year, although those taken during the spring and summer months root fastest and are least likely to develop rot.
Learn more at How to Propagate Kiwi Aeonium.
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