The aeonium kiwi succulent, also known as the “aeonium haworthii” is a very beautiful, unique looking succulent. The kiwi succulent is a showy succulent plant that forms beautiful rosettes of bright beautiful colored leaves.
The largest a kiwi succulent can grow is up to 3 feet tall, with an equal width. This unique succulent looks like a kiwi, that’s where this succulent gets its name from.
The Aeonium 'Kiwi' succulent has beautiful bright green leaves, outlined with a bright gorgeous red. Their colors is what makes this succulent so popular and common, a lot of succulent lovers love them! This succulent can also produce beautiful flowers in the summer, and they look even more amazing when it does bloom!
The aeonium kiwi can also expand and grow like a bush-type plant. This succulent will continue to expand and grow more beautiful kiwi succulents around it, making it like a huge kiwi tree bush!
You can grow the aeonium kiwi succulent indoors or outdoors, it’s your choice! In order for them to grow large then you will need to grow them outdoors. If you don’t want your aeonium kiwi to grow that big then indoors will do!
This succulent can still grow large indoors, it’s just like all succulents you will need to keep repotting it in a bigger pot, so its roots can grow and expand.
This is a very easy succulent to grow and care for. By the end of this article you will know exactly how to grow and care for this beautiful amazing succulent known as the aeonium kiwi succulent.
Common Names: Aeonium Kiwi, Kiwi Aeonium, Aeonium Decorum Kiwi, Dream Color, Tricolor.
Can be grown indoors or outdoors
Sunlight: Full sun to partial shade
Height: Up to 3 ft tall
Width: 3 ft wide
Cold Hardiness: Zone 10a (Minimum 30° F | -1.1° C)
Not cold hardy
Propagation by cuttings, offsets, and seed
Non toxic to humans and animals.
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Aeonium Kiwi Care
The aeonium kiwi is a monocarpic succulent plant, which means it will die after flowering. However, the whole plant won't die, as it produces offsets you will still have amazing aeonium kiwi succulents that you can enjoy. You can also propagate this succulent, giving you other plants of this type for free.
SOIL FOR AEONIUM KIWI
This soil is the most perfect soil for the Aeonium Kiwi. This succulent soil has 2 of the fastest draining ingredients out there sand and perlite. Sand and perlite will protect your Aeonium Kiwi 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 Kiwi 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 Kiwi 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 Kiwi and you should definitely consider it when growing this succulent. Your Aeonium Kiwi will just simply love it and will grow super healthy, faster, bigger, and happier when grown in this soil.
You should water the aeonium 'kiwi' 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.
POT FOR AEONIUM KIWI
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 KIWI
The aeonium kiwi 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 'Aeonium Kiwi'
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.
You must use a fairly large planting tray. Fill the try with well-drained succulent soil then plant the seeds in the soil and water immediately. Grow in full sun and continue to water accordingly. It's best to do Seed propagation during warmer times such as spring and summer. You can always use a grow light or a seed warmer to help. Seed propagation does take a very long time, so make sure you are patient with it.
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.