Aeonium Castello Paivae Variegata goes by the common name “Suncup”. This succulent is rosette-shaped. The plant originates on Canary Island and belongs to the family of Crassulaceae. Suncup faces dormancy in summer and it can grow up to a height of 12 inches.
Aeonium Suncup is a fast grower. When it grows, it produces variegated rosettes with green and creamy yellow stripes.
Care for the Aeonium Suncup plant will lead you to witness white-colored flowers. They can be seen in the spring and winter seasons.
Watering and Feeding
Water the succulent regularly but be sure only to wet it once the potting mix or the soil has completely dried out. Feed the plant with a half-strength balanced fertilizer once a month only during the growing season.
Create a sandy loam or a regular potting mix. Since they require moisture, repot them every 2-3 years with fresh potting soil.
Suncup grows best in the spring and winter season, keeping in mind its frost tolerance of anywhere between -3.9° C (25° F) to 10° C (50° F). The hardiness zone of this beautiful succulent is 9b to 11b.
Aenoim Suncup enjoys full sunlight. Plants in shade will grow larger, while plants in direct sunlight will grow compact. Provide them with direct sunlight in the winter.
Once you cut off a branch, leave it in a shaded spot for 24 hours. Plant it either in your garden or a pot, and the roots should appear in about 3-4 weeks.
Even though Suncup is a small and compact plant, it is known to produce multiple offsets that go on to form beautiful clumps that give an attractive vibe to your home or garden.
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|Hardiness Zone||9b to 11b|
|Height||6-12 in. (15-30 Cm)|
|Scientific Name||2 inch Aeonium castello paivae variegata Suncup|
|Sun Exposure||Full sun/part shade|
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