Plant Care Zwartkop


4.3 out of 5 (67 experiences)

Zwartkop has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Zwartkop has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

Also known as

Tree Aeonium, Tree Aeonium, Tree Houseleek and Irish Rose


Aeonium arboreum

How to care for Zwartkop


How often to water your Zwartkop

Water needs for Zwartkop
0.5 cups
every 12

Zwartkop 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 Zwartkop

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Tree Aeonium in your home

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

Zwartkop love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Zwartkop does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Zwartkop

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

Difficulty Level

Zwartkop 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!

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Care Summary for Zwartkop



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

Zwartkop has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 39
Zwartkop has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 27
Zwartkop has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 13
Zwartkop has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 12
Zwartkop has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 12
Zwartkop has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 7
Zwartkop has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 3
Psychodoc avatar
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 207 XP
globe Newton, NJ

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
leaf-1 61 Plants
xp 6,960 XP
globe Des Plaines, IL

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
leaf-1 13 Plants
xp 476 XP
globe Aberdeen, MD

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

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Katieplants avatar
leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 350 XP

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
leaf-1 16 Plants
xp 873 XP
globe North Canton, OH

Good for college dorms

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Scarbuilt avatar
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 113 XP
globe Carson City, NV

Beautiful succulent

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Dippy avatar
leaf-1 51 Plants
xp 1,976 XP
globe Telford, England


Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
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leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 46 XP
globe New York

Dope shit real vibes dies easy tho

Survivor Survivor
Beanrad avatar
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 103 XP

its great

Maddy.balogh avatar
leaf-1 18 Plants
xp 285 XP

alfonso is my favourite plant

Survivor Survivor
Fast grower Fast grower
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leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 169 XP
globe Lower Hutt, Wellington

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
leaf-1 15 Plants
xp 430 XP
globe San Diego, CA

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

Survivor Survivor
Fast grower Fast grower
Pest magnet Pest magnet
Keyshaj avatar
leaf-1 0 Plants
xp 1,547 XP

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

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
Naomihwin avatar
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 23 XP
globe Henrico, VA

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
leaf-1 35 Plants
xp 4,441 XP

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
Ames94 avatar
leaf-1 48 Plants
xp 5,464 XP

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

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Kaylathrivesonlife29 avatar
leaf-1 31 Plants
xp 2,297 XP
globe Mayfield Heights, OH

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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