Unidentified Succulent

by Holly
(Manitoba, Canada)



I bought this succulent yesterday. The green leaves grow in clusters. The stem had several roots reaching down from the stem into the soil. It is 5" tall.

Drought Smart Plants reply:

This looks like one of my favorite genus, the Aeonium. Oddly enough, one of the very best of the genus, Aeonium haworthia 'Kiwi' although variegated in the summer, tends to have only green growth in the winter. I think it has to do with light levels. You'll have a surprise in the warmer months as it changes to its summer colouration.

See the page on Aeonium for detailed growing instructions, and also the page on propagating succulents, as you may want to behead this for some better looking and shorter plants.

Don't discard the stems, as you could get more little rosettes emerging from those too, which will be even nicer. Don't be afraid to prune them back, they just continue to improve.






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