Aeonium Arboreum is a succulent native to the Canary Islands. Zwartzkop, also known as Black Tree Aeonium, grows 18-36" tall with large glossy dark purple to black rosettes at the terminal end. This unique foliage brings depth and texture to rock gardens, containers, fairy gardens, or houseplant collections. This plant tolerates drought and goes dormant in the summer heat, with the primary growing season in winter. Aeonium Arboreum Zwartkop performs well in bright light indoors or partial shade with late afternoon sun outdoors. With little more than occasional water, Black Tree flourishes either as an outdoor annual, for its evergreen foliage outdoors in zone 10-11, or as a houseplant in bright light. This low-maintenance plant is monocarpic, with each 3-4" wide rosette producing yellow flowers at maturity and then dying off. For a more traditional succulent color, try Castello Paivae.
Aeonium Arboreum Zwartkop Selling Tips
Sell Aeonium Arboreum Zwartkop to customers looking for a low-maintenance succulent to add to a rock garden, container, or houseplant collection. Aeonium offers many benefits, including low water needs, unique attractive foliage, and good growth in shady locations. This succulent goes dormant in the high heat of summer and does most of its growing in winter. Grow it as an annual in cold climates, as an evergreen foliage plant in zone 10-11, or as a houseplant. Aeonium excels in containers where it can overwinter indoors. Typically grown for its attractive foliage, Zwartkop's rosettes are monocarpic, flowering at maturity and then dying.
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1. Plant Aeonium Arboreum Zwartkop in well-draining sandy soil. In cool climates, plant in full sun to partial shade. In hot climates, plant in partial to full shade.
2. This plant will stay smaller in containers. Encourage large plants by planting in the ground or keep plants small using containers.
3. Prevent flowering by removing flower heads as soon as you see them. You can also propagate rosettes prior to flowering to encourage new growth and prevent rosettes from dying.
General Growing Tips For Your Rooted Cutting Liner
For best results with Aeonium Arboreum Zwartkop use sandy, well-drained soil in full sun to full shade. Grow this plant in full sun to partial shade in cool climates or in partial to full shade in hot climates. Maintain a pH of 6.1-6.5, light feed (100-150 ppm), and temperatures of 65-75 degrees. You may see mealy bugs or spider mites. Do not overwater this plant. Water occasionally, waiting for the top two inches of soil to dry out between waterings. Root rot can occur when plants receive too much water.
Yellow flowers grow out of the center of rosettes when they reach maturity. This plant is monocarpic.
This plant doesn't require pinching.
Space containers for airflow around the base of each plant and to allow sunlight to penetrate to the soil level.
Aeonium Arboreum Zwartkop doesn't require PGRs.
You may see mealy bugs or spider mites.
Aeonium develops root rot when it is overwatered. Prevent root rot by watering at the base of the plant in the morning only when the top two inches of soil are dry.
Planting Aeonium Arboreum Zwartkop Liners
We recommend planting one rooted liner per 4-inch container. Use well-drained sandy or loamy soil and completely bury the ellepot in the center of the pot.
Rooted Cuttings Cuttings vary in size between different plant families. These rooted starter plants will arrive ready to be transplanted in to your final container. If they are to be used in a landscape application, you will need to establish them in a 4 inch pot or an 1801 before planting outside.
Aeonium Arboreum Zwartkop Quick Reference Guide
|Light||Bright Indirect/Filtered, Full Shade, Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun|
|Perennial Zone||Zones 10-11|