Plant Care Tree Aeonium

Tree Aeonium

4.3 out of 5 (67 experiences)

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

Also known as

Tree Houseleek, Irish Rose, Zwartkop, Atropurpureum Forma Cristata and Aeonium 'Blushing Beauty'

Taxonomy

Aeonium arboreum
Aeonium
Crassulaceae
Saxifragales

How to care for Tree Aeonium

💦 Water

How often to water your Tree Aeonium

Water needs for Tree Aeonium
0.5 cups
every 12

Tree 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 Tree Aeonium

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Tree Aeonium in your home

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

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

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

Tree Aeonium does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Tree Aeonium

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

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💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Tree 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 Tree Aeonium →

Common Tree Aeonium Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Tree 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.

Tree Aeonium Water Frequency →

Tree Aeonium Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Tree 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 🏡.

Tree Aeonium Light Requirements →

Tree Aeonium Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Tree Aeonium is not safe to consume. If you, a family member, or a pet has ingested any amount of plant material contact Poison Control, US (800) 222-1222, or your veterinarian. If you have children, cats, or dogs in the home, we suggest keeping this plant out of reach.


💨 Humidity

Tree 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.

Tree Aeonium Humidity Needs →


🪴 Soil

Tree 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 Tree Aeonium →

When and How to Successfully Repot Tree Aeonium →


💩 Fertilizer

Tree 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 Tree Aeonium →


❄️ Dormancy

It’s common for Tree 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

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


🌸 Flowers

Tree Aeonium produces flowers in the wild, but does not flower when kept as houseplants.


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Tree 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 Tree Aeonium →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Tree Aeonium can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 10-12b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Tree Aeonium Temperature Tolerance →


🌱 Propagation

Tree Aeonium can be propagated by the stem method. To propagate:

  • Make a cut just above the node. The node is the break in the stem where the leaf emerges.
  • To get the cutting to root, you can either:
    • Place the cutting in water until roots emerge and are ~2” long and then transplant into well-draining soil, or
    • Place the cutting directly into well-draining soil and water when dry.

🧐 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 Tree 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 Tree Aeonium

Tree Aeonium

Tree Aeonium


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

Tree Aeonium has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 39
Tree Aeonium has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 27
Tree Aeonium has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 13
Tree Aeonium has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 12
Tree Aeonium has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 12
Tree Aeonium has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 7
Tree Aeonium has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 3
@Psychodoc avatar
@@Psychodoc
leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 549 XP
globe Newton, NJ
02/15/2022

If you tend to forget to water your plants this is perfect for you because it only needs to be watered every eight days.

Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor
Fast grower Fast grower
@honeyyvoiced avatar
@@honeyyvoiced
leaf-1 24 Plants
xp 8,891 XP
globe Mount Prospect, IL
01/14/2022

Grows like a weed lol but beautiful. One of my longest living plants

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
@julioasis628 avatar
@@julioasis628
leaf-1 13 Plants
xp 1,017 XP
globe Aberdeen, MD
10/20/2021

Easy and low maintenance! Loves dry, sandy soil and lots of sun ☀️

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
@katieplants avatar
@@katieplants
leaf-1 11 Plants
xp 664 XP
10/12/2021

I got this plant as a clipping, put it in soil, removed it from the soil because it was needed elsewhere, propagated it in water and then put it back into soil and it is thriving.

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Fast grower Fast grower
@LetITdyeNoooo avatar
@@LetITdyeNoooo
leaf-1 16 Plants
xp 905 XP
globe North Canton, OH
08/20/2021

Good for college dorms

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
@Scarbuilt avatar
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leaf-1 5 Plants
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globe Carson City, NV
06/25/2021

Beautiful succulent

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
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leaf-1 51 Plants
xp 1,976 XP
globe Telford, England
06/21/2021

Beautiful

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
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leaf-1 1 Plants
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globe New York
06/19/2021

Dope shit real vibes dies easy tho

Survivor Survivor
@maddy.balogh avatar
@@maddy.balogh
leaf-1 18 Plants
xp 285 XP
05/22/2021

alfonso is my favourite plant

Survivor Survivor
Fast grower Fast grower
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leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 302 XP
globe Lower Hutt, Wellington
05/17/2021

So far it’s pretty easy to look after and it survives if you forget to water it for a couple a weeks

Survivor Survivor
@JoesOs avatar
@@JoesOs
leaf-1 15 Plants
xp 430 XP
globe San Diego, CA
05/06/2021

Pretty!!! But kinda pesty. Bought pitched plants to complement them.

Survivor Survivor
Fast grower Fast grower
Pest magnet Pest magnet
@Keyshaj avatar
@@Keyshaj
leaf-1 0 Plants
xp 1,547 XP
05/04/2021

Love these nice color grows fast leave brown and shrivel pretty easily.

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
@Naomihwin avatar
@@Naomihwin
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 23 XP
globe Henrico, VA
04/30/2021

Get succulent soil from a home improvement store like Lowe’s or Home Depot, it helps it stay alive better. Make sure to have a pot with drain holes in the bottom, and not a miniature pot, around 4-6 inches should do. This plant craves sun light, and when it gets enough, it will turn towards the sun and turn a dark, rich red/purple color, so make sure to put this plant in a place with a lot of sunlight. It needs to be watered about every 6 days plus or minus but if you forget , no worries, it’s leaves will wrinkle but soon after you water it, the leaves will plump up again since this is a resilient plant.

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
@Plantsong avatar
@@Plantsong
leaf-1 24 Plants
xp 4,598 XP
04/02/2021

Spiders love this plant! It’s a true survivor my tortoise almost ate all of it. It repaired itself and grew to be pretty!

Fast grower Fast grower
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor
Pest magnet Pest magnet
@PlantyAmes avatar
@@PlantyAmes
leaf-1 29 Plants
xp 7,214 XP
03/30/2021

Very cute and grows well, even through winter sunshine and shade.

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
@kaylathrivesonlife29 avatar
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leaf-1 18 Plants
xp 3,227 XP
globe Mayfield Heights, OH
03/14/2021

I had such a hard time with this succulent:( unfortunately I’m down to one little guy and he is not doing well at all.

Browns easily Browns easily

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