In my ongoing stress testing of plants in the yard (translation – lazy and inattentive!), I’ve ended up with a couple of toughies that are worth sharing. This Aeonium ‘Cyclops’ has been sitting on a shelf out in my garden for at least six months. The floret is looking pretty good, don’t you think?
This Aeonium ‘Sunburst’ was used in a succulent floral arrangement that I entered in the Coronado Flower Show last April. The arrangement was supported with sand so this piece has had no water for about eight months. It’s not at its “peak of perfection” but considering how much it has been handled it’s looking pretty good.
Here are the two aeoniums that have rooted. Look at the roots on both of these plants. While it’s tempting to stick the whole piece in the ground with roots intact, that’s not the best recipe for success. Check out this past post on succulent propagation for proper cutting for better results.
Time to get these two stalks planted.