Plant Care Sunburst Aeonium

Sunburst Aeonium

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Sunburst Aeonium has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Sunburst Aeonium has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

Also known as

Aeonium 'Sunburst', Aeonium 'Sunburst' and Aeonium 'Sunburst'


Aeonium 'Sunburst'

How to care for Sunburst Aeonium

💦 Water

How often to water your Sunburst Aeonium

Water needs for Sunburst Aeonium
0.5 cups
every 12

Sunburst Aeonium 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 Sunburst Aeonium

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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☀️ Light

Finding light for Aeonium 'Sunburst' in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Sunburst Aeonium: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Sunburst Aeonium love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Sunburst Aeonium does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Sunburst Aeonium

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Sunburst Aeonium: 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 Sunburst Aeonium after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Sunburst Aeonium is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Benefits of Growing Aeonium 'Sunburst' →

Common Aeonium 'Sunburst' Problems →

💦 Water Needs

Sunburst Aeonium 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.

Aeonium 'Sunburst' Water Frequency →

Aeonium 'Sunburst' Root Rot →

☀️ Sunlight Needs

Sunburst Aeonium 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 🏡.

Aeonium 'Sunburst' Light Requirements →

Aeonium 'Sunburst' Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →

🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Sunburst Aeonium is not known to cause harm to humans or pets. Regardless, if you, a family member, a cat, or dog has ingested any plant material, please consult a doctor or a veterinarian.

Aeonium 'Sunburst' Toxicity to Cats →

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Aeonium 'Sunburst' Toxicity to Humans →

💨 Humidity

Sunburst Aeonium 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.

Aeonium 'Sunburst' Humidity Needs →

🪴 Soil

Sunburst Aeonium 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!

Best Soil Mix for Aeonium 'Sunburst' →

When and How to Successfully Repot Aeonium 'Sunburst' →

💩 Fertilizer

Sunburst Aeonium 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!

How Much and When to Fertilize Aeonium 'Sunburst' →

❄️ Dormancy

It’s common for Sunburst Aeonium 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

Sunburst Aeonium is native to Macronesia, and East Africa to Yemen.

🌸 Flowers

Yes, you may see your Sunburst Aeonium bloom with the right amount of sunlight and water.

Aeonium 'Sunburst' Flowers →

⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Sunburst Aeonium grows in a rosette pattern, with leaves neatly arranged in a circle. New growth will emerge from the center.

How and When to Prune Aeonium 'Sunburst' →

🌱 Propagation

The seeds of Sunburst Aeonium can be used to grow new plants! After your plant flowers, any seeds that formed can be collected and germinated in potting soil.

How to Propagate Aeonium 'Sunburst' →

🧐 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.

😖 Common Issues

Overwatering is a likely cause of issues with Sunburst Aeonium. These plants are very sensitive to wet soil so if you notice your plant becoming squishy or translucent, overwatering is the likely culprit.

Cut your plant just past where the rot ends and allow it to callus over for a few days before replanting it in fresh, dry soil. Download Greg to make sure your plant never gets overwatered again!

Care Summary for Sunburst Aeonium

Sunburst Aeonium

Sunburst Aeonium

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 12 days


< 1ft from a window


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

Sunburst Aeonium has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 3
Sunburst Aeonium has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 2
Sunburst Aeonium has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 2
Sunburst Aeonium has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 2
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Love this one. Has lots of babies gorgeous stress color

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Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
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