Aeonium Decorum (The Green Pinwheel)

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Having beautiful succulents is such a buzz. Almost everyone has one at home or thinking of getting one. Having plants at home helps us be more responsible with the responsibility and attention needed when owning a plant. Usually, wanting to have plants at home is due to aesthetic reasons. Plants grow up a space, add character, and sometimes make it homier. Generally, having a plant makes us feel better. It is suitable for our well-being and adds color to our lives. By reading this article, we hope you’ll be able to learn more about Aeonium Decorum and appreciate this succulent better. Continue reading, and you might get this plant as an addition to your house plants.

Origin and Features

Most aeonium types of succulents are known in northern Africa, the Canary Islands, Cape Verde, and Madeira. Aeonium Decorum is also known as the “Green Pinwheel.” It is a small succulent shrub with dark green to yellowish-green leaves. Aeonium Decorum can grow up to 2 feet tall. Its rosettes are up to 4 inches in diameter, and leaves are 2 inches long and 0.6 inches wide. Aeonium Decorum leaves are often reddish variegated along its margins.

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In late spring or summer, inflorescences rise above the foliage, and its flowers are star-shaped and pinkish. Even though Aeonium Decorum looks like a shrub, it doesn’t branch. Aeonium Decorum is typically pest and disease-free.

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Care Guide

Watering: This type of plant doesn’t need much watering. During winter, whenever the soil dries out, make sure to water it enough. To check if the soil is dry, poke your finger down the ground up to an inch or two deep in the soil. At the same time, they don’t need much water during the summer season.

Sunlight: Aeonium Decorum loves sunlight. If it’s outside, let it enjoy the sun all day or part of it. Indoors, put it close to a sunny window. About 6 hours of sunlight daily is perfect for its growth and colors. Watch the leaves – if they look pale or stretched, it needs more sunlight. On hot days, give it some shade in the afternoon to avoid burning the leaves.

Temperature: Aeonium Decorum doesn’t like hot or dry weather. It usually goes dormant during the summer season. The ideal temperature for Aeonium Decorum is when you plant it in a moist shade or 65°F to 75°F. Aeonium Decorum’s leaves will curl in intense heat to avoid excessive water loss. It is hardy in USDA hardiness zone 9b to 11b from 25°F.

Fertilizer: You may feed fertilizer to your Aeonium Decorum once a month during its growing season only, and better to dilute the fertilizer before feeding. Don’t feed it during its dormant season.

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Propagation

Stems

  • Make sure that you were able to clean the knife properly. You can do this by dipping the blade in alcohol.
  • Cut a stem around 0.5 inches or maybe shorter, and only cut the lead with a rosette on it
  • Allow the stem to callous for around two to three days. If the stem is relatively thicker, you may let it cruel for longer days.
  • Plant the cutting in just enough soil and make sure that it is upright
  • Place the pot in indirect  sunlight and water it lightly once a week
  • Once the Aeonium Decorum develops roots, you may resume regular watering. You’ll have to let the 2 inches of topsoil dry before watering

Seeds

  • Collect the seeds after the Aeonium Decorum has bloomed, put them on paper, and let them dry.
  • Sow the seeds, wrap them in plastic, and place them in indirect sunlight.
  • Keep the soil moist until germination occurs. Then you may remove the plastic wrap already.
  • Once seedlings reach 0.5 inches, remove them and place them in a bigger pot.

Leaves

  • Take a leaf cutting. You need the whole leaf with the node.
  • Let it dry for 2 to 3 days to callous. Mostly, this happens in humid locations.
  • Plant the cutting in just enough soil
  • Place the pot in indirect  sunlight and water it lightly once a week
  • Once the Aeonium Decorum develops roots, you may resume regular watering

Offsets

  • Like all plants under the Aeonium genus, they naturally produced offsets from a single flower head.
  • A new offset grows beside the mother plant.
  • Gently remove this using your own hands, with scissors, or garden shears
  • Remove excess soil and plant the offset in a well-draining soil mixture

Final Words

All in all, this article helps us anticipate the care Aeonium Decorum needs. It is a lovely succulent that will surely get your attention. If you are looking for a plant that is easy to take good care of and is very beautiful, Aeonium Decorum might be the perfect plant baby for you.

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