Aeonium ‘ Lily Pad’ is a perennial succulent up to 30 cm (12 inches) tall. It forms semi-flared, flower-like rosettes with a diameter of up to six inches (15 cm). The leaves are very dense, waxy, and colourful. The bottom leaves of several succulent plants are offset. From every mature rosette comes a stalk of yellow flowers.
Aeonium ‘Lily Pad’
How to grow Aeonium ‘Lily Pad’
Cut out the Aeonium, except for unbranched species that die and spread after the blooming of seed. Take cuttings when the plant is active, usually in USDA Zones 9 to 11. Aeonium sleeps in the summer. During sleeping plants, cuttings do not root. Each rosette leaf dies after it blossoms.
How to care for Aeonium ‘Lily Pad’
The weather in Aeoniums does not like hot or dry. Sleeping in the summer, you do not need water but under very dry conditions. Their leaves curl in extreme warmth to prevent excessive water loss. Their true growth period is from winter to spring when cool (65–75 ˚F / 18— 24 ˚C) and temperatures are damp. They grow in moist shade. Water in the winter whenever the soil becomes dry.
It’s better than a cacti and succulent mix to have a regular loam or potting mix because Aeonium needs some moisture. Re – pot them with fresh potted soil every 2–3 years if you grow them in containers.
If you have the right conditions for development, Aeonium will take care and thrive in neglect. Otherwise, if the temperature drops too low, your job will be to move you from hot to shade, or indoors.