Aeonium Suncup Plant Description
Aeonium "Suncup" is part of the Crassulaceae family of about 35 species. The suncup is a small succulent that easily offsets multiple pups, which form large clusters of rosettes. Each rosette is different in variegation and if grown in full sun will develop a pink hue on the margins of their leaves. This succulent will grow bigger rosettes if planted in part shade but will also do well in full sun. Aeoniums go through a dormant period during the Summer season, but if you plant or place this succulent in dappled or part shade, it will keep growing all year round. If this succulent is planted or placed in full sun, their leaves will curl into their centers and stop growing for the season. Once the fall arrives the leaves stretch out and will start to grow again. Great to plant to add height to succulent arrangements or will look beautiful if planted all on its own. It is important to know that Aeonium varieties are monocarpic. Meaning that when the plant blooms it will die, but will off set baby plant that will live on.
Aeonium Suncup Plant Specs and Regions
Native to: Canary Island
Hardiness: tender soft succulent - will not tolerate frost
ZONE: 10 (30F)
Recommended light conditions: filtered sun
Dormancy: summer/little to no water is needed during this period.
Bloom Color: white
Aeonium Suncup Water & Light Recommendations
Watering Needs Indoors: Instead of giving your succulents gradual sips of water throughout the week, give them a good soaking, to the point where water runs out the drainage holes at the bottom of the pot. Be sure to empty the water that runs into the saucer, succulents do not like to sit in water. Then let the soil dry out completely before watering again.
Watering needs Outdoors: In the Summer water your succulents every two weeks, by soaking them and letting them dry before watering again. In the Winter water your succulents once a month.
Technical Information About This Plant
- Requires bright light for most of the day. Or constant dappled shade.
- Best to water every 2 weeks. Avoiding letting water sit in the rosette.