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How to Take Care of Aeonium Haworthii

The shape of this succulent is flat, like a pancake. It is also called the dinner plate plant because of its shape, like a saucer. It is a perennial succulent that has unbranched stems. The plant's growth is in rosettes, and the leaves are fleshy green.

This plant is well-known for its symmetry, wherein the leaves radiate from the center, moving radially in all possible directions. The succulent bears yellow-colored star-shaped flowers many years after growth. The succulent grows best in dry to medium-moist soil. Full sun is the best for its uninterrupted growth.

It is the winner of various awards from the Royal Horticultural Society. The succulent looks amazingly pretty when in good health. It belongs to the family Crassulaceae. It is a native of the Canary Islands of Tenerife. The primary requirements of an Aeonium are the full sun (which helps the plant to manifest itself in true colors) and well-drained porous soil. The only barrier to its promising growth is aphid and mealy bug attacks. The center of the plant is light green, whereas the outer edges feature darker green hues.

Light Requirements for ‎Aeonium Haworthii

It is grown as a houseplant and needs bright sunlight for proper growth and propagation. Aeonium propels in its full form and manifests a panoramic beauty only under bright sunlight. The plant is native to the Canary Islands, where bright sun prevails almost always. Apart from the health, flowering and propagation are also at their best when the pant is kept under bright sunlight. It needs direct sunlight almost throughout the year. Any place near the south-facing window is best for its growth. Also, ensure that the surrounding of the plant is always warm.


Aeonium needs moderate watering. No need to water the plant heavily. The roots of the plant need maximum watering. Take care to keep the roots moist always and never to let them dry. When watering for the second time, the topmost layer of the soil should be dry. Always check the top 2 cm of the soil cover for regular monitoring. The plant can tolerate drought better than it can tolerate rotting. During the months of October to February, the plant has its resting period. During this time, it does not prefer too frequent watering. You should water the plant once every two days or something like that. It just needs the bare minimum of water to survive. Simply monitor that the plant does not completely dry out. ‎Aeonium haworthii cannot tolerate water logging near the roots. It will instantly die out if there is too much water in the soil. The planter you choose also needs water, leaving space, and the soil should be porous. Moderately loose soil will help water pass out easily without logging. When watering Aeonium, remember that it cannot withstand excessively calcareous water. Rainwater is suitable for the plant.  


‎Aeonium haworthii can be propagated through the cuttings. To have a growth cutting, cut shoots, each measuring 3-4 cm long. Always choose healthy shoots for propagation. Observe the plant for a week and then decode which rosette will be best for cutting. Once you have made an incision, keep the propagating shoot for 3 days to dry out in the natural atmosphere. Place the stem cuttings in the soil. Before plating the stem cutting, ensure the soil is moist and well prepared. The succulent cutting will take some time to get adapted to the soil. If you want to induce after a routine, dip the cutting in hormone solution. You can see the new plant growing after at least a month. During the phase of six weeks, the newly rooted baby succulent will start growing properly until it becomes fully-grown succulent.


‎Aeonium haworthii thrives perfectly in the temperature range of 18 degrees centigrade and 23 degrees. They can tolerate winter temperatures up to 12 degrees centigrade. Temperatures below 10 degrees centigrade can damage the plant stunting its growth. In tropical countries, the winter period is usually a resting for the plant, where hardly any physical growth occurs. There is no flowering during this time. The best time for the Aeonium is during the summer and spring. The plant grows during these months and also bears flowers. The beauty of the pants escalated during the summer months. Even during the winters, always keep the plant in direct sunlight.

Soil and Fertilizer

A nutrient-deficient soil mixed with some raw mineral components is the best soil combination for Aeonium. The substrate soil for the growth of this succulent should allow excellent water drainage. If you want to prepare the best soil for Aeonium at home, mix 60% succulent soil with a 40% mixture of the mineral components. The best mineral combination for succulents is - gravel, petite, quartz sand, and lava rocks. You can get this mix commercially. Adding granules and perlites will make the soil more porous and promote better water flow. As described above, porous and loose soil combinations will also allow free air to flow through the soil. The soil should never be too compact and allow the plant enough space to breathe.

The regular succulent fertilizer is the best for the Aeonium plant. No extra fertilizers are needed for plant propagation. The plant has a rest period during the winter months of October to February. It is best not to fertilize the plant during this season. Aeonium does not need a lot of frequent fertilization sessions as long as the natural growth conditions are perfect.


This succulent has no reported toxic effect. It does not cause any prominent toxicity. However, it releases some sap, especially during the time when incisions sare made to collect stem cuttings for propagation. This sap can cause some skin allergies in some people. Thus, keeping a safe distance from the plant if you are allergic is recommended. ‎Aeonium haworthii is one of the prettiest succulents ever. So, when are you getting one for your home?


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