Aeonium 'Marnier-Lapostolle' is a beautiful small plant with foliage that changes its color depending on the season and growing conditions.
Aeonium 'Marnier-Lapostolle' is a hybrid that originates from the botanical garden of the Marnier-Lapostolle family in southeastern France. The parentage is unknown, possibly involving Aeonium glutinosum.
Aeonium 'Marnier-Lapostolle' is a stunning shrubby succulent that bears cup-shaped rosettes of broad, beautifully marked leaves at the end of the branches. The leaves are apple-green and develop shades of crimson red and burgundy at the edges with a distinct dark purple streak down the center. The colors become more vibrant during summer.
Flowering has not been observed to date.
This hybrid is also sold as Aeonium 'Akafuji', Aeonium 'Anne Genasi', Aeonium 'Blush', and Aeonium 'Red Fuji'.
How to Grow and Care for Aeonium 'Marnier-Lapostolle'
Light: Aeonium 'Marnier-Lapostolle' thrives in full sun to partial shade, but in summer, light shade may be necessary, especially during the hotter afternoon hours. When growing indoors, ensure it receives as much bright indirect light as possible to prevent the plant from becoming leggy and stretched.
Soil: Unlike most succulents, this plant requires a sandy loam or regular potting soil amended with perlite. Avoid placing it in premade soil mixes designed for succulents since it needs more moisture than they typically provide.
Temperature: Aeonium 'Marnier-Lapostolle' does not like hot or dry weather, so it may go dormant in summer. It grows best in USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 10a to 11b, with average minimum winter temperatures ranging from 30 to 50 °F (-1.1 to 10 °C).
Watering: Water the plant thoroughly in spring and fall, allowing the soil to dry before watering again. During the winter, water it more sparingly. Although this plant requires more water than most succulents, too much moisture can lead to root rot. During its dormancy in summer, stop watering except in arid conditions.
Fertilizing: To stimulate growth and improve the plant's appearance, apply a water-soluble fertilizer diluted to half the recommended strength only during the growing season.
Repotting: If growing Aeonium 'Marnier-Lapostolle' in a container, repot it every two to three years during the spring. Choose a container with drainage holes to prevent root rot.
Propagation: This plant is easy to propagate by stem cuttings. Take cuttings during the growing season and allow the cut end to dry for several days before planting.
Learn more at How to Grow and Care for Aeonium.
Toxicity of Aeonium 'Marnier-Lapostolle'
Aeonium 'Marnier-Lapostolle' is considered non-toxic, so it is safe for growing around children and pets.
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