Aeonium ‘Sunburst’ is a beautiful succulent native to the Canary Islands. It is a member of the Aeonium genus, which contains about 35 species. The plant has yellow flowers that bloom in the spring and summer. The leaves of the plant are green with yellow margins. Depending on how well the plant is taken care of, it can grow up to 12 inches tall and 12 inches wide.
Aeonium ‘Sunburst’ is an excellent plant for beginners because it is easy to care for and propagate. The plant does not require much water and can tolerate some neglect. However, it is important to provide the plant with adequate sunlight in order to prevent etiolation (stretching). Aeonium’ Sunburst’ can be propagated by stem cuttings or by offsets.
- It needs typical water requirements.
- This succulent enjoys full sun to partial shade.
- They are growing up to 18″ (46 cm) tall and 24″ (61 cm) wide.
- it’s perfect for zone 10a, where the minimum temperature is 30° F (-1.1° C).
- Unfortunately, it can’t tolerate colder temperatures, so it’s not cold-hardy.
- Propagating by stem cuttings is easy.
- It’s generally non-toxic to humans and animals.
- It’s also summer dormant, so it’s a great choice for those who want to save on their water bills!
How to Care Aeonium 'Sunburst'
This plant is perfect for those who want to add a splash of color to their garden without worrying about maintenance.
Aeonium ‘Sunburst’ is a drought-tolerant plant that does not require much water. The best thing to do between waterings is to let the soil dry completely before watering it again.
During the winter months, watering should be even less frequent. An overwatered plant can suffer from root rot, so it is important to avoid caution when watering your plants. This plant thrives in full sun but can also tolerate partial shade.
It is important to note that the leaves will turn red if they get too much sun. If this happens, move the plant to a spot with less direct sunlight.
Aeonium’ Sunburst’ is not particular about soil type as long as it drains well. Be sure to add some gravel or sand to the potting mix to help with drainage.
Fertilizing is not necessary, but if you choose to do so, use a balanced fertilizer that has been diluted by half. Apply the fertilizer once a month during the growing season and then reduce the frequency to every other month during the winter.
Pests and diseases are not typically a problem for this plant. However, mealybugs can sometimes be an issue. These pests suck the sap from the leaves and cause them to turn yellow and eventually drop off. If you see any signs of pests, immediately treat them with insecticidal soap or neem oil.
How to Propagate Aeonium 'Sunburst'
To propagate succulent Aeonium ‘Sunburst’:
- Take a stem cutting from a healthy plant.
- Cut the stem below a leaf node using a sharp knife or gardening shears.
- Leave 2-3 leaves near the top of the stem of the cutting after removing the lower leaves.
- Dip the cut end of the stem in rooting hormone powder or gel, then plant the stem in a pot filled with moistened perlite or sand.
- Make sure to place the pot in a bright, warm location away from direct sunlight.
- You must keep the soil moist but not soggy; within 4-6 weeks, the roots should begin to form.
Once roots have developed, transplant the cutting into a pot filled with a well-drained potting mix.
Where to plant?
When it comes to planting Aeonium ‘Sunburst’, there are a few things to keep in mind. First, this plant does best in well-drained soil. It also prefers full sun to partial sun exposure. If you live in an area with hot summers, it’s best to provide some afternoon shade for your Aeonium ‘Sunburst.’
When planting, be sure to space your plants about 12 inches apart. This will give them room to grow and spread out. Once your plant is established, it will need very little water. Plants such as this can damage if given too much water. Ensure you check the soil before you water it, and only water your plants when the soil is dry.
This succulent plant is a great addition to any garden or landscape. It can be used as a ground cover in rock gardens or containers. It can also be used as an accent plant or as part of a succulent garden.
Aeonium ‘Sunburst’ is a beautiful succulent perfect for adding a touch of color to your garden. This plant has no special care requirements and can be propagated easily. When planting, make sure to choose a spot that gets plenty of sunlight. With proper care, your Aeonium ‘Sunburst’ will thrive and provide you with years of enjoyment.