Plant Care Copper Pinwheel

Copper Pinwheel

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Copper Pinwheel has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Copper Pinwheel has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

Also known as

Sunburst Aeonium and Aeonium 'Sunburst'

Taxonomy

Aeonium 'Sunburst'
Aeonium
Crassulaceae
Saxifragales

How to care for Copper Pinwheel

💦 Water

How often to water your Copper Pinwheel

Water needs for Copper Pinwheel
0.5 cups
every 12

Copper Pinwheel needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Copper Pinwheel

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Copper Pinwheel in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Copper Pinwheel: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Copper Pinwheel love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Copper Pinwheel does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Copper Pinwheel in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Copper Pinwheel

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Copper Pinwheel: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Copper Pinwheel after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Copper Pinwheel thrives in dry soil and should be watered sparingly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Copper Pinwheel requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


💨 Humidity

Copper Pinwheel prefers dry environments. Providing extra humidity or misting your plant allows water to linger on leaves, which can create the perfect environment for harmful types of fungi.


🪴 Soil

Copper Pinwheel is very sensitive to wet soil, so choose a potting soil that drains very well and doesn’t retain too much moisture. A good soil will have lots of perlite or vermiculite for drainage and some organic matter for nutrition. A few handfuls of perlite added to regular store-bought cactus soil will do the trick!


💩 Fertilizer

Copper Pinwheel grows very slowly and doesn’t require added fertilizer. Replacing your plant’s potting soil once a year should provide them with more than enough nutrition. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!


❄️ Dormancy

It’s common for Copper Pinwheel to go dormant in the summertime and you may notice their growth slow down. Waterings should be spaced out more during this time.


🌎 Native Region

Copper Pinwheel is native to Macronesia, and East Africa to Yemen.


🌸 Flowers

Copper Pinwheel produces flowers in the wild, but does not flower when kept as houseplants.


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Copper Pinwheel

Copper Pinwheel

Copper Pinwheel


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Copper Pinwheel has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 3
Copper Pinwheel has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 2
Copper Pinwheel has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 2
Copper Pinwheel has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 2
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05/15/2021

Love this one. Has lots of babies gorgeous stress color

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily

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