Aeonium arboreum profile

Written by Maggie

Nov 03 2021

Aeonium arboreum profile

Aeonium Arboreum is a cultivated species of the Pleurotus genus in the Chlordiaceae family, and there is no distribution in nature. The purple-black leaves are arranged in rosettes, giving people a sense of solemn mystery and high ornamental value. Aeonium Arboreum is advisable to plant with a medium with good air permeability and drainage.

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Aeonium Arboreum

Aeonium Arboreum morphological features

Aeonium Arboreum is a cultivar of lotus palm, a succulent plant of the genus Paeoniaceae. Plants are shrubby, erect growth, about 1 m tall, much-branched, old stem lignified, cylindrical, light brown. Fleshy leaves are slightly thin, 20 cm long chrysanthemum rosette, leaf blade oblong-ovate or oblanceolate 5 ~ 7 cm long, tip small tip, margin white eyelash fine teeth, leaf color black-purple, in winter greenish-purple. Racemes of small yellow flowers about 10 cm long. Plants usually die after flowers.
Aeonium Arboreum has a special shape, beautiful leaf color, and great ornamental value. The flower shape formed by the aggregation of its thick leaves is very beautiful. There is no lack of beauty in the solemn lotus-shaped Aeonium Arboreum, which turns out to be so beautiful in purple and black. It can be planted with fertile and well-drained and breathable culture soil. It grows in the cold season and sleeps in summer, but the time is not long and should not be exposed to the sun.

Aeonium Arboreum growth environment

Aeonium Arboreum prefers a "winter seed" environment with warm, dry and sunny conditions. It is drought-resistant, not cold-resistant, slightly overhung, and leaves will turn green when the sunshine is too little.

Aeonium Arboreum absorbs more heat than other succulents because the leaf itself tends to turn black. Too much sunlight will cause the leaf to become soft. The "winter type" of succulents, whose bottom leaves fall off during summer dormancy, has a normal metabolism. It grows in the cold season and remains dormant but not for long in summer. 
Aeonium Arboreum is a specially cultivated variety with beautiful leaf color. It should not only be collected as specimens but also be cultivated in general families. aeonium arboreum is a cultivated variety of lotus palm. We can plant Aeonium Arboreum with fertile, well-drained and breathable culture soil. Aeonium Arboreum grows in cold seasons and sleeps in summer, but it doesn't last long.
Aeonium Arboreum likes a warm, dry and sunny environment. It is resistant to drought, not cold, and slightly resistant to semi-shade. We can plant with fertile, well-drained and breathable culture soil. If there is volcanic ash, it is more ideal. It grows in cold season and sleeps in summer, but the time is not long. For aeonium Arboreum breeding, we can cut the rosette leaf disc for cutting in early spring, and the rest of the stems will have tiller buds. If cutting in early summer, not only the survival rate is affected, but also there are few buds on the stem. The propagation of leaf cuttings is not easy.
Aeonium Arboreum is a "winter type", which is drought resistant, not cold-resistant, slightly resistant to semi-shade, and the leaves will turn green when there is too little sunshine. "Aeonium Arboreum's leaves tend to turn black, so they absorb more heat than other succulent plants. Too much sunshine will cause the leaves to soften. During dormancy in summer, the leaves at the bottom of Aeonium Arboreum will wither, which belongs to normal metabolism.

Aeonium Arboreum Distribution Range

Aeonium Arboreum is native to the Canary Islands of Morocco. There are many in California and many in China. 

Aeonium Arboreum

Aeonium Arboreum propagation method

Aeonium Arboreum cutting propagation: Cutting healthy, fleshy stems during growth and cutting them in stone or sand.
Aeonium Arboreum is used to strong summer dormancy, but it is slightly shade resistant and not ventilated. Saving water is a difficult summer. In the early spring and autumn growing season, topdressing fertilizer. The basin soil should not be too dry and the old leaves wither. It can be cultivated in general garden soil. Propagation can cut the top born tiller buds and leaf-cutting propagation, and the success rate is much higher than the average stone lotus.
We can change the basin for aeonium Arboreum every 1-2 years. The basin soil should be fertile and have good drainage. It is usually used after mixing 2 parts of coarse sand or vermiculite, 1 part of rotten leaf soil and 1 part of garden soil. If it is possible to mix an appropriate amount of plant ash or bone powder as base fertilizer, the effect is better.
We can also try the cutting propagation of Aeonium Arboreum. During the growth period, we can cut strong and full fleshy stems and cut in vermiculite or sandy soil.
Aeonium Arboreum has a short dormancy period when the plant is hot in summer. At this time, the plant growth is slow or completely stagnant. It can be placed in a well-ventilated place for maintenance, avoid long-term rain, slightly shade, control watering, and do not apply fertilizer. Spring, autumn and early summer are the main growth periods of the plant. Sufficient sunshine should be given. Although it can grow in the semi-shade, it will turn dark green near the growth point, and the black-purple of leaves in other parts will also turn light brown, affecting the viewing.
In addition, excessive nitrogen fertilizer in soil and excessive growth of Aeonium Arboreum will also cause this phenomenon. Therefore, if you dry the basin soil a little and make Aeonium Arboreum grow a little slower, you will get better results.

Aeonium Arboreum main value

The Aeonium Arboreum plant has a graceful shape with mysterious and noble dark purple leaves on the branches. The leaves are arranged in a rosette, resembling a blooming lotus, and are highly ornamental. Not only can they be collected as specimens, but they can also be cultivated in ordinary homes. In particular, it is used to assemble bonsai together with other poly succulent plants of The Sedum family, and its ornamental value is multiplied.

The leaf shape and leaf color is more beautiful, which has certain ornamental value. Potted plants can be placed next to televisions and computers to protect against radiation. Aeonium Arboreum can also be planted indoors to absorb formaldehyde and purify the air.

Aeonium Arboreum

Aeonium Arboreum Pest Control

During the growth of Aeonium Arboreum, if the growth environment is not ventilated, it is easy to cause the plant to suffer from rust. Aeonium Arboreum will affect the photosynthesis of the plant and reduce the ornamental value of the plant. It is necessary to apply a large amount of potassium compound fertilizer, clean the leaves of the plant, and spray multi-fungus elixir to prevent plant diseases and insect pests.
If the plant of Aeonium Arboreum suffers from leaf spot disease when there is water in the basin, the irregular disease spots will appear on its branches and leaves, and then the disease spots will gradually spread. It is necessary to deal with the diseased branches and leaves immediately, and strengthen ventilation management. We'd better replace the basin soil and spray the plant with insecticides such as captan.
Generally, in the pest control of Aeonium Arboreum, if the plant is damaged by aphids, we need to immediately clean the branches and leaves of the plant, and apply fertilizer for maintenance. It is best to treat it manually first. If the quantity is too large, it needs to be sprayed with insecticides such as fenitrothion emulsion for control.

When will Aeonium Arboreum be planted?

It cannot be planted in too cold areas, because it may stop growing and even die, because Aeonium Arboreum is very afraid of cold. For planting aeonium Arboreum in the early spring, the selection of land should not be careless. It is necessary to select soil with good air permeability, so that the roots of aeonium Arboreum can fully absorb nutrition. Moreover, the soil must be loose. It is best to renovate the land before planting, which is conducive to removing excess water and preventing the roots of Aeonium Arboreum from drowning.
From the photos, we can find that the leaves of Aeonium Arboreum are very full and strong, and appear black. So that's why Aeonium Arboreum loves sunshine so much. If your area cannot meet Aeonium Arboreum's demand for sunshine, Aeonium Arboreum may not be so strong as a whole, showing a tired look. That's because insufficient light will soften its leaves. Even if it is in a state of insufficient sunshine for a long time, its leaves may turn green. Therefore, if you don't want your Aeonium Arboreum to "mutate", you should give it plenty of sunshine!
Many people will use cutting technology to reproduce Aeonium Arboreum. What exactly should I do? First, prepare a pot plant with good air permeability. At the growth stage of Aeonium Arboreum, select a stronger plant stem from the plant, reduce it and put it into the flower pot. Remember to use sandy soil with good air permeability or apply some fertilizer to ensure nutrition. Next, just wait for rooting

When should Aeonium Arboreum be Pruned?

When maintaining Aeonium Arboreum, some people will find that their Aeonium Arboreum branches are dry and even die within a few days. The problem may be due to pruning. So when should it be pruned? Whenever the dark mage is about to blossom, it is the best time to prune.
In addition, if the plant is found to grow flower buds, the flower buds should be trimmed in time. If they are not cut off, Aeonium Arboreum will continue to blossom, absorb nutrients and finally die. After pruning, we should put Aeonium Arboreum potted plants near the balcony windowsill with good lighting, appropriate temperature, and ventilation on all sides, so that the plants can grow nutritionally, and then stronger branches and leaves will emerge.