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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!!!


10 comments:

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 plant...it's like an eggplant/plum...so 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!
Aiyana

earthmother45 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...

WOW....it's huge!

Julie said...

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