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Aeonium ‘Mardi Gras’

This brightly colored Aeonium has variegated leaves. When grown in full sun or in cooler temperatures, the yellow and green striped leaves turn bright pink and lime green.

Quick Look:

  • Full sun to partial shade

  • Typical water needs for a succulent

  • Plant grows up to 12″ (30.5 cm) tall
    Plant grows up to 36″ (91 cm) wide

  • Zone 9a (Minimum 20° F | -6.7° C)

  • Not cold hardy

  • Propagation by stem cuttings and leaves

  • Can be toxic to humans and animals

  • Summer Dormant

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Care and Propagation Information

General Care for Aeonium ‘Mardi Gras’

Aeonium ‘Mardi Gras’ is an excellent addition to outdoor gardens. It grows well in the ground or in container gardens. It gets its name for the colorful Mardi Gras festival. It is a hybrid of Aeonium ‘Velour' and another unspecified Aeonium.

Watering

Aeonium ‘Mardi Gras’ has typical watering needs for a succulent. It's best to use the “soak and dry” method, and allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings.

Where to Plant

‘Mardi Gras’ is not cold hardy, so if you live in a zone that gets colder than 20° F (-6.7° C), it's best to plant this succulent in a container that can be brought indoors. It does well in full to partial sun.

Plant in an area of your garden that gets 6 hours of sunlight a day. If planting indoors, place in a room that gets a lot of sunlight, such as near a southern-facing window (if you're in the Northern Hemisphere). Supplement with a grow light if you notice stretching.

How to Propagate Aeonium ‘Mardi Gras'

Aeonium ‘Mardi Gras' can be propagated from stem cuttings or leaves, although you may experience the best success with stem cuttings.

Cuttings

To grow ‘Mardi Gras' from cuttings, 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.

Leaves

To propagate ‘Mardi Gras' from leaves, twist a leaf from the mother plant. Be sure that none of the leaf remains on the stem, or you will have a smaller chance of success.

Allow the leaf to dry out for several days so that the end callouses over, and then place on well-draining soil. Water whenever the soil is completely dry.