Aeonium 'Blushing Beauty'
Aeonium 'Blushing Beauty' is a beautiful succulent. It has glossy green rosettes of spoon-like leaves, tinged with red on top of thick stems. It grows up to 3 ft (~ 91.5 cm) tall and 2 ft (61 cm) wide. If exposed to enough sunlight or drought, the color will become brighter.
The plant is native to the Canary Islands and North Africa. So if you want to grow it in Europe, you'll need to take extra care in the Winter season.
Can be grown indoors if given enough light
Better to keep it near a window where it gets enough sunlight.
It needs full sunlight to grow properly.
Grows in Winter and Spring
Non-toxic to humans and animals
Not cold hardy
Plant grows up to 3 ft (90 cm) tall and 2 ft (60 cm) wide
Propagation by cuttings
Usually by a leaf or stem cutting.
Typical water needs for a succulent
Use regular succulent watering methods. Don't know? Learn how to water succulents easily.
Zone 9b (Minimum 25 °F | -3.9 °C)
Details about Aeonium 'Blushing Beauty' "Blushing Aeonium"
General Care for Aeonium 'Blushing Beauty'
"Blushing Beauty" is a light-loving plant. So place it where it gets enough sunlight. It is easy to care for, and cool looking. Suited for both beginner growers and pros.
It actively grows in Winter to Spring. So do care a little extra in these seasons. You should also fertilize if possible, especially if growing in a pot. It is dormant in Summer Months. So only water enough to keep it alive, otherwise, it won't need moisture.
Aeonium "Blushing Beauty" requires the typical succulent watering schedule. It is best to water once the soil is totally dry. Otherwise, its roots may rot in wet soil. You can check the soil by putting your finger into the soil for about 2.5 inches deep. OR typically water after 4 to 7 days, depending on your environment conditions. I've mentioned it all in the "How to water succulents" guide.
It is a summer dormant plant and does not require much water in this season, except in excessively dry conditions.
Soil Need for Aeonium 'Blushing Beauty' Plant
The plant naturally grows in North Africa where the porous soil gives them well drainage. So you'll also need the same type of well drainage soil for it to grow well.
I've written an in-depth guide on preparing your perfect DIY succulent soil for containers.
Fertilizing Blushing Beauty
In the active growing seasons, i.e. in the Winter and Spring, fertilize it slightly with a succulent fertilizer once a month. As it dormant in the Summer months, so hold off on fertilizing in those months.
Generally Aeonium 'Blushing Beauty' is a "disease-free" succulent. But if you overwater your succulents, especially if you let water sit on its rosettes, then it may suffer from fungal disease. So try to never overwater.
In overwatering situations, the leaves will fall easily than a normal plant. The leave will become thicker and glossy than a normal plant.
The "Blushing Beauty" may get "aphids", "mealybugs" and "vine weevil".
Mealybug appears on plants as tiny, soft-bodied insects surrounded by a fuzzy, white mess around the stems and leaf nodes, that have a cotton-like look to them.
Is it Poisonous?
The Aeonium "Blushing Beauty" is a non-poisonous and is considered a safe succulent plant.
Where to Plant
If you live in a colder environment, where temperature can go below 25 °F (-3.9 °C), You should plant it in a pot (better with a drainage hole). Because it is not cold hardy and you'll be able to bring it inside in winter.
It grows well in a brighter area where it gets about 4 to 6 hours of sunlight.
How to Propagate Aeonium "Blushing Beauty"
"Blushing Beauty" can be propagated by rosettes or full stem cuttings.
Propagate by cuttings
To propagate by Aeonium "Blushing Beauty" by cuttings, cut a stem with a rosette (or just a rosette) from the main plant. Allow the removed rosette to callous over for some days. Then place it in well-draining soil.
Remember to give water when the soil is completely dry. Especially, Aeonium does not require much watering during propagation.
Read more about the watering schedule for babies succulents at the last in watering succulents guide.
Where to Buy?
The plant might be available on your local nurseries, and you can easily get it from:
Pairs Well With
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