Care and Propagation Information
General Care for Aeonium arboreum ‘Zwartkop'
‘Zwartkop' is a tall monocarpic succulent, although it can take several years for a rosette to flower. When it does bloom, you can expect to see yellow flowers.
It is deer resistant.
‘Zwartkop' tends to need more water than other succulents. It's best to use the “soak and dry” method, and allow the soil to dry out completely between watering.
Where to Plant
Aeonium arboreum is not cold hardy, so if you live in a zone that gets colder than 30° F (-1.1° C), it's best to plant this succulent in a container that can be brought indoors. It shows off its deep color in full sun.
Plant in an area of your garden that gets 6 hours of sunlight a day.
How to Propagate Aeonium arboreum ‘Zwartkop'
Aeonium arboreum ‘Zwartkop' is best propagated from cuttings. As the stem grows taller, the lower leaves will fall off and die, leaving a bare stem. As it grows, you can behead the rosette, and a new one will form.
To behead ‘Zwartkop', use a sterile, sharp knife or pair of scissors. Remove a stem from the main plant, and allow it to callous for several days before placing on well-draining soil. Water whenever the soil has dried out completely.