The aeonium canariense also known as the “giant velvet rose” is a very unique, beautiful succulent that grows fairly large.
This succulent has bright green leaves with also some red tips when grown in full sun. It is like a rosette succulent, a lot of succulent growers mistake this succulent for the Irish rose succulent. This succulent is much bigger and does have floppy leaves compared to the irish rose succulent.
The aeonium canariense succulent can grow all the way up to 12 inches tall and 8 inches wide. This succulent is not cold hardy one bit, but it can be grown outside during the winter as long as the temperature doesn’t go below 40 degrees.
The aeonium canariense succulent is also very easy to grow and care for. By the end of this article, you will know all the grow and care requirements for growing healthy and happy aeonium canariense succulents.
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Aeonium Canariense Care
SOIL FOR AEONIUM CANARIENSE
This soil is the most perfect soil for the Aeonium Canariense. This succulent soil has 2 of the fastest draining ingredients out there sand and perlite. Sand and perlite will protect your Aeonium Canariense from root rot. Root rot is known as the #1 most common reason why a succulent will die and it happens a lot.
This soil will help your Aeonium Canariense grow healthy, happy, and of course protect it from root rot which is much needed. This soil is also loaded with 60+ minerals and nutrients from seaweed fertilizer. Your Aeonium Canariense will grow bigger, faster, and stronger in this soil because it will be absorbing many nutrients from the seaweed in the soil.
This is amazing soil for your Aeonium Canariense and you should definitely consider it when growing this succulent. Your Aeonium Canariense will just simply love it and will grow super healthy, faster, bigger, and happier when grown in this soil.
You should water the Aeonium Canariense 1-3 days a week or when the soil looks or feels very dry. You must make sure to avoid overwatering so root rot does not occur and kill your succulent plant. It's important to use the 'soak and dry' method and only water when the soil looks or feels very dry. Be on the lookout for underwatering and overwatering.
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POT FOR AEONIUM CANARIENSE
It's important to use a succulent pot with a drainage hole. This will allow the excess water to drain out of the bottom of the drainage hole, keeping the soil dry and preventing overwatering and root rot. It's very important that your succulent pot has a drainage hole, most experience succulent growers know that having a succulent pot with a drainage hole is a must when growing any succulent. If your succulent pot doesn't have a drainage hole no problem! Check out our article on how to grow succulents in pots without drainage holes.
WHERE TO PLANT THE AEONIUM CANARIENSE
The Aeonium Canariense isn't cold hardy, so make sure you avoid growing this succulent outdoors during the cold winter season. Avoid growing in temperatures under 30° F (-1.1° C) it will die in cold and freezing temperatures. Make sure to move and grow this succulent indoors during the cold winter season. You can then move it back outdoors once the weather gets warmer. Make sure to grow it outdoors in a succulent pot or container so you can easily move it when you need to.
Plant in an area that gets at least 6 hours of sunlight every single day. Make sure this succulent gets enough sun so it can grow healthy, produce its colors, and avoid etiolation. If growing indoors make sure to place it where it gets enough sunlight. If your house doesn't get enough sunlight, try investing into some grow lights.
HOW TO PROPAGATE THE AEONIUM CANARIENSE
For leaf propagation, gently just twist and pull the leaf very gently off the stem. It’s very important that you get the full leaf and not let part of the leaf stay on the stem. To make sure you get a very precise cut you can get some trimmers and cut the leaf off. After you cut your leaves off the stem you must make sure you let them sit out for 2-4 days so they can form a callus. After the leaves have formed a callus, go ahead and plant them in well-drained succulent soil.
Same thing as for leaf propagation, but this time you will need trimmers to get a clean cut of the cuttings. Cut off the cutting at an angle with trimmers, and make sure there’s enough room to plant the cuttings. Let the cutting form a callus by waiting 2-4 days. After a callus forms then go ahead and plant the cutting in well-drained succulent soil.
Same thing as cuttings, make sure that you cut off the offsets at a sharp angle. Then wait 2-4 days for a callus to form, then go ahead and plant the offset in well-drained succulent soil, and water right away.