Pinwheel Desert Rose Aeonium
Unlike many succulent houseplants, the Aeonium arboreum does not like hot weather, and may go dormant if temperatures rise above the 80's. This makes the pinwheel desert rose a suitable houseplant, as it thrives the the same 65 F to 75 F zone that people enjoy. Plants have a rapid growth rate and can reach three feet in height. If the plant gets too leggy and a stem breaks off, you can replant it, as roots form along the stems. Use regular potting soil for these succulents, as they need some moisture for their shallow root systems.
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Aeonium Arboreum Plant Care
Protect your tree anemones from frost.
Aeonium arboreum, commonly known as tree anemone or desert pinwheel rose, belongs to the Crassulaceae or stonecrop family. These small succulents are native to the Canary Islands, off the North African coast, where their natural range includes arid desert regions. Tree anemones have waxy foliage that forms rosettes. They grow quickly and produce abundant yellow flowers on racemes from late winter through early spring. These visually striking succulents grow in a range of shapes, sizes and colors, and grow well in container and rock gardens.
Tree anemone grows best in full sun during the cooler months and when grown in coastal areas. When grown inland or during the summer, provide this succulent with afternoon or partial shade. Avoid placing tree anemones in sites with western sun exposures.
Though tree anemones tolerate a variety of soil types -- as long as they’re well-drained -- it prefers light, porous soil. You may want to amend your planting site with sand and limestone chips. For container gardening, plant tree anemones in a moderately moist medium with excellent drainage. The University of Oklahoma Department of Botany and Microbiology recommends a planting mix that includes 2 parts sand, 1 part loam and 1 part peat moss with a handful of small gravel pieces thrown in to enhance drainage.
This drought-tolerant plant hates water around its roots, so be careful to avoid excessive watering. In the wild, these succulents go dormant in summer, so water sparingly during the hotter months, allowing plants to dry out between waterings. In the winter, reduce watering to once per month.
The tree anemone thrives in temperatures that range from 40 to 100 degrees Fahrenheit, in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 9 to 11. During the winter, tree anemones grow best with nighttime temperatures of 50 F.
The tree anemone doesn’t require much fertilizer. Two to three applications of a balanced fertilizer during the summer growing season feeds these succulents.
To propagate your tree anemone, remove its terminal rosette or take leaf cuttings in late winter or early spring, then plant the cuttings or rosettes in sand. The tree anemone’s cut stubs will form new roots. You can also sow seeds in sandy soil in late summer.
Pests and Problems
Though tree anemone isn’t particularly susceptible to infestations, insect pests include aphids, mealybugs, scale insects and thrips. If a tree anemone is planted in a site with poor drainage, its roots may rot. Although the tree anemone’s yellow flowers are attractive, each time they bloom, a rosette dies. You can avoid flowering by cutting the tree anemone’s terminal rosette every year in late winter and propagating it by planting the rosette at the plant’s base, where it will form roots.
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