Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Bronze Tea Cup Aeonium changes

The photo on the left was my Bronze Tea Cup Hybrid Aeonium in January when I first bought it. I have had it on my front porch in semi-shade, and it has done well, but it has really darkened up. I tried sitting it out in more sun, but it really drooped, so I brought it back under cover. It is really pretty either way...I am anxious to know what all it will do throughout the year! I took a few more shots of it (below) just now...a side view that shows the babies underneath, and a view of it with my little moon cactuses, to show the ginormous size of this baby!!!


Donna said...

Hi Julie, you have a beautiful plant. I had one of these a long time ago, a wee little baby one. It didn't do very well and died. I was devastated. I don't know what I did wrong, but I haven't tried getting another one since.

Stapeliad said...

Wow, i'm stunned, this is really incredible!!!

LOL I have been to Florida many times and while it's pretty it's too hot! I'm very much a cold weather girl, I need my snow!


Teri C said...

Oh, it's a beauty! Love that deep rich color.

Ginny said...

I love the color of that last's like an eggplant/ gorgeous.

No Rain said...

I wish I could grow these. Every one I've ever had died. They just do not do well in this climate. There are about 35 differnt types of succulents that just melt here. I think I've tried most of them, and all failed!

Anonymous said...

Your aeonium is magnificent!

And I was going to say also that I think your mystery plant is some sort of Huernia. Mine is unstoppable, roots like magic, and has burgundy star shaped flowers all summer.

I am continuing to love your site.

Julie said...

Oh earthmother...I appreciate your nice comments...I am about to believe the mystery plant is a huernia as well!!! Can't wait to see what it blooms!!!

Serena said...'s huge!

Julie said...

Serena- I is really amazing...hope I can keep it alive...everyone has been telling me they can't keep them's kinda scary!

Lina said...

Hi Julie! Thanks for the comment.
I've had my aeonium for several years now. I took a cutting from my mom's house and placed it in some regular potting soil. I live in California so we have hot, arid summers and have somewhat cold, wet winters. It did well under these conditions. My aeonium grew about 3 feet before it toppled over. I was away on vacation at the time and when I returned I discovered the plant's stalk was bent in a U-shape and several new pups were growing near the rosette. I haven't seen the aeonium flower yet, but I'll keep you posted. Good luck with your aeoniums! All of your succulents look gorgeous!