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Introducing the 'Aeonium arboreum Atropurpureum', known as Purple Rose, dark purple houseleek tree, and Black tree Aeonium a stunning variety of Aeonium arboreum.  With shorter limbs, larger heads on extremely long stems, and rosettes of green leaves with a deep purple color on the edges, this striking succulent differs from the black rose  'Aeonium Zwartkop' with a tall, arching stem and rosettes with dark purple color to black leaves. 

Its vibrant small yellow star-shaped flowers bloom in the spring, making it a true showstopper. Hailing from the Canary Islands, it can grow up to three to five feet tall. Aeonium arboreum plants are exceptionally easy to propagate by seeds and stem cuttings. So, you can quickly grow your collection with a sharp knife by following a few simple steps.  

Picture its striking presence among your other greenery, and know that it is easy to care for, so if you like the look, then be sure to make it a part of your home or garden. 

Watering Needs 

Overwatering should be avoided at all costs as the purple rose is highly vulnerable to root rot if kept in constantly damp soil. It's important to allow the soil to fully dry out between each watering, and if you're unsure whether or not it's time for another drink, err on the side of caution and give it some extra time. 

Although desert succulents like Aeonium atropurpureum are able to survive months without water. As such, it is able to store water in its leaves and stems. When the soil is dry to the touch, it is an indication that the plant needs water. So, pay close attention to this purple beauty watering needs; you'll be able to keep your purple rose tree healthy and happy for years to come! 

In the summer months, aeoniums can go dormant and don't need water unless the weather is extremely dry. During the winter growing period, water the purple rose moderately every two to three weeks.   

Light Requirements 

The Purple rose requires a lot of light and should be grown in either full sun or part shade. New plants can get burned in full direct sunlight as they were probably grown in a greenhouse; therefore, gradually increase their exposure to sunlight so that it doesn't get burned by the intense rays. 

When grown in full sun, the foliage of Aeonium atropurpureum turns almost black - talk about adding incredible interest to your outdoor space! On the other hand, if you grow it in partial shade, the leaf rosette takes on a reddish-purple hue with a green center. 

You can even grow purple aeonium indoors! Just make sure to place them near southern and western windows for optimal sunlight exposure. Don't leave them languishing in dim light, though - move them outdoors from time to time for 4 - 6 hours at least when natural light is scarce (like during winter).  Remember, Purple rose tree aeoniums will not go dormant if they are kept indoors or in a shaded area. They can still grow well in these conditions, but they may grow more slowly than they would outdoors. 

With proper care and attention paid to their light requirements, purple roses are sure to be statement pieces wherever they grow! 

Optimal Soil & Fertilizer Needs 

Purple roses like very airy, porous, nutrient-rich soil with a pH of 5.6 - 6.5, Succulents require fast-draining soil that dries completely between waterings. Your soil must have a sandy texture and a low water-holding capacity, just like desert soil.  Soggy wet soil can damage your tree aeonium and contributes to bacterial and fungal rot. In addition, because of a lack of oxygen, soggy soil substitutes air pockets with water, resulting in an anaerobic environment that can kill your healthy plants. 

 As an alternative, you can create your own potting mix by combining equal portions of perlite, coarse sand, peat moss, and good natural potting soil. Ideally, you want to use our specialized potting mix that contains organic mycorrhizae to promote the development of a strong root system that helps your aeonium arboreum var. atropurpureum to thrive.  

Ideally, you should look for a natural fertilizer with an approximate blend of 5-10-5 that is higher in phosphorus than nitrogen. The best choice is to use a natural fertilizer as they last longer and keep your soil alive by adding other beneficial compounds and microbes that encourage plant health and nutrient absorption. 

Hardiness Zones & more 

The purple aeonium can't stand frost or too much humidity, therefore it needs warm, dry conditions. A well-draining potting mix and drainage holes in the potting container will help you maintain temperatures and prevent too much moisture. They can therefore be cultivated year-round outside in USDA zones 9 through 11. 

The ideal temperature for the purple rose tree is 65-75 degrees Fahrenheit, it can survive moderate winter temperatures as long as the soil is not wet and the temperature does not drop below 35 degrees F. 

Frost can be damaging to the purple rose, causing the leaves to become soft and mushy. If the plant is exposed to frost for an extended period of time, it may die. It is important to protect the plant from frost by bringing it indoors or covering it with a frost blanket when temperatures are expected to drop below freezing. 

Give this Aeonium arboreum atropurpureum - purple rose succulent - a try if you're looking for an easy plant to care for! 

Bloom Season Spring
Bloom Season Winter or spring
Botanical Name Aeonium arboreum
Botanical Name Aeonium arboreum atropurpureum
Common Name Black Rose
Common Name Black Rose, Tree aeonium
Common Name Purple rose, dark purple houseleek tree, Black tree Aeonium
Dormancy Summer
Family Crassulaceae
Flower Color Yellow
Genus Aeonium
Growth Habit Rosette
Growth Habit Rosette/treelike
Growth Rate Moderate
Hardiness Zone 9, 10, 11
Mature Size 3 feet
Mature Size 5 ft. tall
Native Area Atlantic islands
Native Area Canary Islands
Plant Type Perennial succulent
Propagation By stem, leaf cuttings
Resistance 1.1° C
Resistance Drought tolerant, deer resistant, mild frost tolerant
Soil PH 6.5, Acidic, Neutral
Soil Type specialized succulent potting mix
Special Features Beautiful dark purple leaves, easy to grow
Sun Exposure Full sun, partial shade
Toxicity Safe for humans, friendly to dogs, friendly to cats
Watering Needs Low

Pests & Common Problems of Purple Rose

The purple rose can be affected by a few pests, including mealybugs, aphids, and spider mites. These pests can cause damage to the plant by feeding on the leaves and stems, which can cause the plant to become weak and stressed. 

Pests attack: To prevent these pests from infesting the purple rose, it is important to keep the plant in a clean environment and avoid overwatering, as this can create a humid environment that is conducive to pest infestations. If pests are present, they can be treated with insecticidal soap or neem oil, which are effective at killing pests without harming the plant. 

Overwatering: It can also be a problem for Aeonium atropurpureum, as it can cause the roots to rot. To prevent this problem, it is important to plant the plant in well-draining soil and to avoid watering it too frequently. 

Yellowing of leaves: A common sign of root rot is the yellowing of leaves, which eventually drop off. These are also signs of a plant that doesn't get enough sunlight. The leaves will be yellow if your soil has been dry, especially in the winter. For a few days, leave the plant outside in the sun for about six hours each day, and it will heal. 

 By exposing the plant to the hot, midday summer sun, the leaves will begin to turn brown from the heat. Move the plant under a shade when the sun is too hot. 

Purple Rose FAQs

How do you care for the purple rose Aeonium? 

The purple rose Aeonium is a succulent plant that requires well-draining soil and should be watered thoroughly in spring and autumn but allowed to dry out between waterings. It also prefers bright sunlight for at least 6 hours a day and can benefit from occasional fertilization once in the growing season.  

Is Aeonium an indoor plant? 

Aeonium can be grown indoors as long as it is provided with the right conditions. The plant needs bright, indirect sunlight, so it is important to place it near a window that receives plenty of light. If the plant is not getting enough light, it may become leggy and weak.  

If you live in an area with cold winters, you may need to bring the plant indoors during the winter months to protect it from freezing temperatures. During the winter, the plant can be placed near a window that receives plenty of light or under grow lights to ensure that it is getting enough light. 

Does Aeonium like sun or shade? 

Aeonium atropurpureum prefers bright, indirect sunlight. It can tolerate some direct sunlight, but too much can cause the leaves to burn.

If you are growing your Aeonium indoors, place it near a bright window or under a grow light. If you are growing it outdoors, provide some shade during the hottest parts of the day to prevent sunburn. 

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Introducing the 'Aeonium arboreum Atropurpureum', known as Purple Rose, dark purple houseleek tree, and Black tree Aeonium a stunning variety of Aeonium arboreum.  With shorter limbs, larger heads on extremely long stems, and rosettes of green leaves with a deep purple color on the edges, this striking succulent differs from the black rose  'Aeonium Zwartkop' with a tall, arching stem and rosettes with dark purple color to black leaves. 

Its vibrant small yellow star-shaped flowers bloom in the spring, making it a true showstopper. Hailing from the Canary Islands, it can grow up to three to five feet tall. Aeonium arboreum plants are exceptionally easy to propagate by seeds and stem cuttings. So, you can quickly grow your collection with a sharp knife by following a few simple steps.  

Picture its striking presence among your other greenery, and know that it is easy to care for, so if you like the look, then be sure to make it a part of your home or garden. 

Watering Needs 

Overwatering should be avoided at all costs as the purple rose is highly vulnerable to root rot if kept in constantly damp soil. It's important to allow the soil to fully dry out between each watering, and if you're unsure whether or not it's time for another drink, err on the side of caution and give it some extra time. 

Although desert succulents like Aeonium atropurpureum are able to survive months without water. As such, it is able to store water in its leaves and stems. When the soil is dry to the touch, it is an indication that the plant needs water. So, pay close attention to this purple beauty watering needs; you'll be able to keep your purple rose tree healthy and happy for years to come! 

In the summer months, aeoniums can go dormant and don't need water unless the weather is extremely dry. During the winter growing period, water the purple rose moderately every two to three weeks.   

Light Requirements 

The Purple rose requires a lot of light and should be grown in either full sun or part shade. New plants can get burned in full direct sunlight as they were probably grown in a greenhouse; therefore, gradually increase their exposure to sunlight so that it doesn't get burned by the intense rays. 

When grown in full sun, the foliage of Aeonium atropurpureum turns almost black - talk about adding incredible interest to your outdoor space! On the other hand, if you grow it in partial shade, the leaf rosette takes on a reddish-purple hue with a green center. 

You can even grow purple aeonium indoors! Just make sure to place them near southern and western windows for optimal sunlight exposure. Don't leave them languishing in dim light, though - move them outdoors from time to time for 4 - 6 hours at least when natural light is scarce (like during winter).  Remember, Purple rose tree aeoniums will not go dormant if they are kept indoors or in a shaded area. They can still grow well in these conditions, but they may grow more slowly than they would outdoors. 

With proper care and attention paid to their light requirements, purple roses are sure to be statement pieces wherever they grow! 

Optimal Soil & Fertilizer Needs 

Purple roses like very airy, porous, nutrient-rich soil with a pH of 5.6 - 6.5, Succulents require fast-draining soil that dries completely between waterings. Your soil must have a sandy texture and a low water-holding capacity, just like desert soil.  Soggy wet soil can damage your tree aeonium and contributes to bacterial and fungal rot. In addition, because of a lack of oxygen, soggy soil substitutes air pockets with water, resulting in an anaerobic environment that can kill your healthy plants. 

 As an alternative, you can create your own potting mix by combining equal portions of perlite, coarse sand, peat moss, and good natural potting soil. Ideally, you want to use our specialized potting mix that contains organic mycorrhizae to promote the development of a strong root system that helps your aeonium arboreum var. atropurpureum to thrive.  

Ideally, you should look for a natural fertilizer with an approximate blend of 5-10-5 that is higher in phosphorus than nitrogen. The best choice is to use a natural fertilizer as they last longer and keep your soil alive by adding other beneficial compounds and microbes that encourage plant health and nutrient absorption. 

Hardiness Zones & more 

The purple aeonium can't stand frost or too much humidity, therefore it needs warm, dry conditions. A well-draining potting mix and drainage holes in the potting container will help you maintain temperatures and prevent too much moisture. They can therefore be cultivated year-round outside in USDA zones 9 through 11. 

The ideal temperature for the purple rose tree is 65-75 degrees Fahrenheit, it can survive moderate winter temperatures as long as the soil is not wet and the temperature does not drop below 35 degrees F. 

Frost can be damaging to the purple rose, causing the leaves to become soft and mushy. If the plant is exposed to frost for an extended period of time, it may die. It is important to protect the plant from frost by bringing it indoors or covering it with a frost blanket when temperatures are expected to drop below freezing. 

Give this Aeonium arboreum atropurpureum - purple rose succulent - a try if you're looking for an easy plant to care for! 

Bloom Season Spring
Bloom Season Winter or spring
Botanical Name Aeonium arboreum
Botanical Name Aeonium arboreum atropurpureum
Common Name Black Rose
Common Name Black Rose, Tree aeonium
Common Name Purple rose, dark purple houseleek tree, Black tree Aeonium
Dormancy Summer
Family Crassulaceae
Flower Color Yellow
Genus Aeonium
Growth Habit Rosette
Growth Habit Rosette/treelike
Growth Rate Moderate
Hardiness Zone 9, 10, 11
Mature Size 3 feet
Mature Size 5 ft. tall
Native Area Atlantic islands
Native Area Canary Islands
Plant Type Perennial succulent
Propagation By stem, leaf cuttings
Resistance 1.1° C
Resistance Drought tolerant, deer resistant, mild frost tolerant
Soil PH 6.5, Acidic, Neutral
Soil Type specialized succulent potting mix
Special Features Beautiful dark purple leaves, easy to grow
Sun Exposure Full sun, partial shade
Toxicity Safe for humans, friendly to dogs, friendly to cats
Watering Needs Low

Pests & Common Problems of Purple Rose

The purple rose can be affected by a few pests, including mealybugs, aphids, and spider mites. These pests can cause damage to the plant by feeding on the leaves and stems, which can cause the plant to become weak and stressed. 

Pests attack: To prevent these pests from infesting the purple rose, it is important to keep the plant in a clean environment and avoid overwatering, as this can create a humid environment that is conducive to pest infestations. If pests are present, they can be treated with insecticidal soap or neem oil, which are effective at killing pests without harming the plant. 

Overwatering: It can also be a problem for Aeonium atropurpureum, as it can cause the roots to rot. To prevent this problem, it is important to plant the plant in well-draining soil and to avoid watering it too frequently. 

Yellowing of leaves: A common sign of root rot is the yellowing of leaves, which eventually drop off. These are also signs of a plant that doesn't get enough sunlight. The leaves will be yellow if your soil has been dry, especially in the winter. For a few days, leave the plant outside in the sun for about six hours each day, and it will heal. 

 By exposing the plant to the hot, midday summer sun, the leaves will begin to turn brown from the heat. Move the plant under a shade when the sun is too hot. 

Purple Rose FAQs

How do you care for the purple rose Aeonium? 

The purple rose Aeonium is a succulent plant that requires well-draining soil and should be watered thoroughly in spring and autumn but allowed to dry out between waterings. It also prefers bright sunlight for at least 6 hours a day and can benefit from occasional fertilization once in the growing season.  

Is Aeonium an indoor plant? 

Aeonium can be grown indoors as long as it is provided with the right conditions. The plant needs bright, indirect sunlight, so it is important to place it near a window that receives plenty of light. If the plant is not getting enough light, it may become leggy and weak.  

If you live in an area with cold winters, you may need to bring the plant indoors during the winter months to protect it from freezing temperatures. During the winter, the plant can be placed near a window that receives plenty of light or under grow lights to ensure that it is getting enough light. 

Does Aeonium like sun or shade? 

Aeonium atropurpureum prefers bright, indirect sunlight. It can tolerate some direct sunlight, but too much can cause the leaves to burn.

If you are growing your Aeonium indoors, place it near a bright window or under a grow light. If you are growing it outdoors, provide some shade during the hottest parts of the day to prevent sunburn. 

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