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Aeonium ‘Sunburst’

‘Sunburst’ is a branching, variegated succulent. Its leaves are white and green, with pink edges that turn red in full sun. Watch for white flowers in the summer. It is monocarpic, meaning that after it flowers, the main plant will die.

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Quick Look:
  • Full sun to partial shade

  • Can be grown indoors if given enough light

  • Typical water needs for a succulent

  • Plant grows up to 18″ (46 cm) tall

    Plant grows up to 24″ (61 cm) wide

  • Zone 10a (Minimum 30° F | -1.1° C)

  • Not cold hardy

  • Propagation by stem cuttings

  • Generally non-toxic to humans and animals

  • Actively grows in Winter

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Care and Propagation Information

General Care for Aeonium ‘Sunburst’

Although it does love full sun, ‘Sunburst’ is able to be grown indoors if it receives enough light. Like all Aeoniums, ‘Sunburst’ bruises easily. If your succulent has bruises, they will not harm the plant. New leaf growth will be normal.

Watering

Aeonium ‘Sunburst’ 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

Aeonium ‘Sunburst’ 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 does well in full to partial sun, but can also be grown indoors.

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).

How to Propagate Aeonium ‘Sunburst’

Aeonium ‘Sunburst’ is easily propagated from stem cuttings. This succulent is monocarpic, so after it flowers, the main plant will die. However, it can take several years for ‘Sunburst’ to bloom.

Cuttings

To take a cutting of an Aeonium ‘Sunburst,’ use a sharp, sterile knife or pair of scissors. Cut the stem away from the main cluster, and allow the cut to callous over for a few days before planting in well-draining soil.

Pairs Well With

Aeonium arboretum ‘Zwartkop’

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