How to overwinter your Aeonium.
Plump leaves forming concentric rosettes give Aeonium ornamental appeal.
Native to North Africa and nearby islands, these succulents like winter in a bright, frost-free greenhouse – easy to accomplish if they are grown in pots, where they look undeniably handsome.
If planted in the garden, they may bring root pests into the greenhouse. Prevent this by cutting off their roots, letting the wound dry for a few days and setting the rosettes on the surface of well-drained potting mix.
Water sparingly; by spring they will have new roots.
With more than 30 years experience in horticulture in B.C. – in wholesale, retail and at VanDusen Botanical Garden for a decade – Carolyn Jones brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to GardenWise and www.gardenwiseonline.ca as staff horticulturist.