Aeonium ‘Kiwi’ is a lovely little rosette forming succulent, a compact growth habit and a great plant for growing in a container.
The full name is Aeonium haworthii “Dream Color” aka ‘Kiwi’ and this is an unknown hybrid. Grown for the attractive foliage, the variegation actually occurs only on new foliage, older foliage tends to revert to green.
This is a lovely little rosette forming succulent, a compact growth habit and a great plant for growing in a container.
The rosettes are variegated and the degree of colour depends on the amount of light they receive as well a temperature and general succulent stress factors.
Like many Aeoniums foliage colour will vary from green and yellow to strong red leaf margins through the seasons.
Aeonium ‘Kiwi’ Care
Aeonium ‘Kiwi’ likes some moisture from the end of summer through to spring it is dormant in summer and requires very little moisture at this time.
- Water around once a week, always letting the soil to dry between waterings.
- Avoid fertiliser and cut back on watering during summer dormancy.
- It can reach around 20cm (8inches) in height.
- Over exposure to sun can cause sunburn and black spots or marks on the leaves.
- Over watering or soggy soils can cause fungal problems and root rot.
- Mealy Bugs and Aphids can be a problem as with many succulents
- Leaf drop
Excessive leaf drop can be caused by irregular watering, also by under watering
- Poor growth can be caused by lack of light, lack of water or very poor soil.
tIdeal temperature range is 65°-75° F (18°-24° C)
Also known simply as the ‘Kiwi Succulent’ as well as Aeonium ‘Kiwi’ and Aeonium ‘Tricolor’ also Aeonium haworthii Variegata.