Posted 1Y ago by @AnthuriumQueen

Aeonium and graptoveria dormancy tips

๐Ÿšจ #PlantCareReminder ๐Ÿšจ๐Ÿšจ #Aeonium and #FredIvesGraptoveria are going to start going dormant. Youโ€™ll see leaf loss and a decline if you donโ€™t adjust the watering schedule during late Spring through Summer. Moving them to a cool, shady spot is ideal. So is backing off of the watering.

I give mine a trim by removing declining foliage and their last shower before putting them into hibernation. They wonโ€™t get watered as often, even if I keep them indoors. Itโ€™s genetics. US Summerin the South is just too harsh for them. You can keep them looking their best by moving them to a shadier spot with lower temperatures since they really do well in cooler climates. Anything above 75ยฐF in Texas can ๐Ÿ”ช๐Ÿ”ช๐Ÿ”ช๐Ÿ’€ them. Make sure your babies are being acclimated to their new spot before youโ€™re forced to do it as a last ditch effort.

Ours are indoors but need to be moved this week. One by one, after trim and bath, they are going to a shelf to hibernate.

Wondering when theyโ€™ll bounce back? Theyโ€™ll start waking up mid Autumn. Iโ€™ve kept mine indoors in my area since the weather outdoors is far too harsh on them. Iโ€™ve also kept them in my garage with no grow light and little water: They were fine and bounced back late Autumn. Donโ€™t think something is wrong with your Aeonium or Fred Ives Grapto. This is just what they do and how they work!
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Thank you for sharing this I never knew and will definitely not be scared to try them now knowing a little more then I did before
@Michelle5986 I was scared of these too! I ๐Ÿ’€ my first one and I wasnโ€™t sure why until I tried again. I accidentally left some in the garage for an entire summer and they were sad when I came across them during late summer. But they were alive! They bounced back and I did research: it turns out they need to be sheltered from the sun during summer. ๐Ÿ‘€ So, now i do this and they do well. Keep this in mind to help: the thinner the foliage, the earlier they need to be sheltered and the less light they can endure. By thinner foliage, I mean that it feels papery. Itโ€™ll get stress colors fairly quickly but the foliage may be lost so be mindful of the light exposure on sone of the Aeonium. They look gorgeous but the foliage may shrivel and burn. Itโ€™s up to you to decide when to move them based on your exact location. Good luck! I truly enjoy my Aeonium. I hope you do too! ๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŒฟ
Thanks for the info