Aeonium Simsii

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Aeonium Simsii is a succulent from the Crassulaceae plant family. The species grows as a short, leafy plant and eventually flourishes into a taller, much more thick plant. Aeonium Simsiis remains relatively straightforward, with the standard height being about a foot or shorter. However, when fully grown, the plant’s rosettes can reach a width of around 8 inches. Like many other Aeoniums, the Aeonium Simsii is quite a unique succulent to own – it’s also effortless to care for. To show you how simple it is, this article will introduce you to growing and caring for an Aeonium Simsii, how you can propagate it, and more. Read on to find out more about how you can raise a beautiful, flourishing Aeonium Simsii right in your own home in just a few easy steps!

Features

Aeonium Simsii succulents feature a pack of vibrant green leaves bundled together at the base. These leaves grow upward, forming a shape similar to a flower, with the smaller leaves towards the inside and the longer leaves gathering around them. During the springtime, you can notice these succulents growing beautiful yellow-colored flowers from a longer reddish branch. These branches are separate from the initial leaves and can grow up to six inches tall.

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How To Care For Aeonium Simsii Succulent

Temperatures: Aeonium Simsii is a much more complex type of Aeonium succulent, meaning it can withstand a wider variety of temperatures, including colder ones that other Aeonium may not handle. This succulent can thrive off temperatures from 74°F down to 65°F. However, it’s common for them to survive in temperatures as low as about 40°F for minimal amounts of time.

Soil: It is highly advisable that owners use a loam potting mix. More specifically, sandy loam is best for drainage. If you’re unsure which soil to use or you’re looking for more nutrient-based gardening soils for your succulents, consider speaking to a specialist in the gardening section of any garden store.

Safe Sunlight: It is mostly recommended that Aeonium Simsiis be raised indoors. But, when they grow enough, you should place them outdoors. However, regardless of where you decide to plant your succulents, the amount of sunlight exposure is a huge component to consider. Too much direct sunlight is likely to cause damage to the stems and leaves. To avoid this from occurring, plant your Aeonium Simsii indoors in front of a window or near an enormous tree. Make sure the succulent is receiving bright sunlight, but add a sheer curtain to the window.

Fertilizer: Succulents tend to be low-maintenance when providing them with fertilizer – they can flourish without it. However, sometimes, a little nutrition boost from a good fertilizer is positive for your plant. Therefore, if you’re choosing to provide fertilizer, be sure only to use a lower dosage of a natural-based mix.

Watering: Being a low-maintenance plant, Aeonium Simsii succulents only require to be watered at least once a week. You should never exceed a once-a-week watering unless the soil is too dry. Similarly, if the soil is too wet, your Aeonium Simsii is likely at a higher risk of experiencing overwatering. To ensure your succulent is receiving enough water, pour until the water starts draining out the bottom of the pot. To establish when to re-water your Aeonium Simsii, put your finger about a third of the way into the soil. Is it moist? Don’t water it. If it’s dry, it’s time for another watering session.

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Pests & Diseases

Aeonium Simsii rarely develops diseases; however, that does not mean it’s impossible. Common succulent diseases such as root rot and leaf rot can become potential diseases for this plant if it’s not cared for correctly. As for pests, Aeonium Simsii usually only attracts mealybugs and aphids.

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Propagating Aeonium Simsii

Seed Propagation

Propagating from the parent plant seeds is one of the more time-consuming techniques due to Aeonium Simsiis being among the slower-growing succulents. However, if you choose to breed your succulent through this method, you’ll need first to remove the seeds from the parent plant. Plant said roots in a separate gardening pot with the same well-draining soil used for the parent plant. Be sure to keep up on watering this transfer by referring to the watering tips suggested above.

Propagating From Leaves

You need to thoroughly clean some special gardening sheers for this method and carefully remove a leaf from the parent plant. Be sure that you remove the whole leaf and that the leaf is healthy and remains undamaged. Plant the leaf trimming in a gardening pot with well-draining soil. Keep up on watering the soil about once a week unless more is needed.

Propagating From Parent Plant Stems

This method is one of the faster ways of propagating an Aeonium Simsii succulent. They use cleansed gardening shears or a sharp knife to carefully incision one of the parent plants’ healthy stems. It’s recommended to wrap the area in moss and plastic while the new stem forms to avoid diseases. About a few days to a week or so later, you’ll notice a new stem forming. Carefully remove the new stem and plant it in a separate gardening pot with the correct soil. Water accordingly.

Propagation Using Offsets

The most common way of propagating an Aeonium Simsii is using offsets from the parent plant. The offsets are a secondary smaller clone of the parent plant that has grown on the parent plant itself; therefore, you will need to ensure that an offset has grown before this method.

To propagate the Aeonium Simsii, cleanse a sharpened knife or a set of gardening shears. Gently trim the offset off the parent plant, then give it a light shaking or dusting off to remove any excess soil. Another option is to rinse the offset lightly but make sure you’re gentle with it if you choose to do so. Set the offset in a cool, dry area for a couple of days until it’s completely dehydrated. After those few days, fill the new gardening pot a third of the way up with the appropriate soil and place the offset in the pot. Add any additional soil on top and around the offset, water the plant, and wait for its growth to begin!

Final Words

In conclusion, Aeonoum Simsii succulents are beautiful perennials that can go well with groups of other Aeoniums. Whether the succulent is indoors or outdoors, it only requires minimal care, making it perfect for first-time gardeners. Not to mention, in the summer, it begins sprouting lively yellow flowers, bringing the plant to life with its features.

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