Scientific Name

Aeonium simsii x ‘Zwartkop’

Scientific Classification

Family: Crassulaceae

Subfamily: Sedoideae

Tribe: Sedeae

Subtribe: Sedinae

Genus: Aeonium

Aeonium simsii x Zwartkop

How to grow Aeonium simsii x Zwartkop’

Your primary focus should be on the development of an ideal environment for these plants. They need very little care if the plants are happy in their environment. Indeed, when they are left in a balanced outdoor environment, they do quite well.

Keep your climate in mind when considering placement for your plant. These plants come from sunny, mild Mediterranean environments, so that they are not suitable for extreme cold and heat.

Position your plant in the heat during the hottest part of the day if you live in an area where the sun is shaded.

As Aeonium keeps water in its stems and leaves, it is rather shallow in its root system. You can see new roots coming from the stem if your plant is root bound. This means that you have to repot your plant. This also indicates the need for a new, larger pot if your plant starts dropping stems. Keep your stalks falling! When you place them on the surface of a good, well drained soil, they will germinate and become new plants.

Aeonium simsii x Zwartkop

How to care for  Aeonium simsii x Zwartkop

These plants can be easily cultivated in sandy, well drained soil that is maintained at dry to medium humidity. In general, with standard succulent care you can do well. Although indoors they can do well, mostly outdoors are happier.

In zones 9-11 most of those plants will be good. Slight frost may be tolerate by some varieties. A number of different varieties may well be frozen, and many of them are hardy at 28 °-30° Fahrenheit temperatures. These plants do well in colder climates in containers that were maintained indoors over the colder months by a sunny window.

They like a partial shade at full – sun setting, depending on the intensity of the sun in your area.

Your plant will require little or no water during semi-dormant summer months. Don’t let it completely dry out. If the leaves are curling during very hot, dry weather, don’t get alarmed. It is an adaptation of the evolution that helps the plant to maintain water. Test the soil occasionally during winter with your fingertip. Water is generous when the top inch of the soil is dry. Allow the draining of excess water. Wait for the next watering until the soil is dry again. Remember that all succulents are caused by excessive water root.

Aeonium simsii x Zwartkop