How Do You Take Care Of Aeonium Velour?
Aeonium Velour thrive in ultra-violet light, water and well-drained potting soil. Aeonium Velour receive about a foot of water per week and need to be fertilized every two weeks.
To incorporate fertilizer, use one tablespoon at the base of the plant and follow with a layer of dry potting soil topped off with a thin layer of pea gravel. The following are the factors to consider when caring for Aeonium Velour;
Aeonium Velour thrives in full sun to partial shade. Light exposure should be direct but not intense. If placed in full sun, the leaves will burn and become damaged.
Aeonium Velour plants can be placed in a south or west facing window during the winter months when temperatures are too cold for outdoor planting. A room with artificial light will also be suitable for growing Aeonium Velour indoors.
Aeonium Velour grow best in well-drained soil, allowing water to exit quickly. Aeonium Velour prefer sandy soils that are rich in humus but are tolerant of many types. Aeonium Velour can handle many different types of soil, including poor soils with water-logging problems.
Aeonium Velour need minimal water, but should be watered at least a couple of inches per week. Water Aeonium Velour after the top half inch of soil is dry and the soil has completely dried out. Watering too much can cause root rot, as well as damage basal pads and leaves. When watering, allow water to slowly seep out of the pot and don’t let the bottom of the pot sit in water. Aim to keep the soil moist but not soggy.
The best temperatures for Aeonium Velour range between 65-85 F during the day and 50-65 F at night. These conditions can be created by placing Aeonium Velour in a room with a floor heater or in its own greenhouse.
Aeonium Velour will survive through the winter in colder regions so it is a good option for those in colder climates. If the temperature drops below freezing, cover Aeonium Velour with straw and remove any loose, dead leaves.
In the spring, uncover and remove any dead leaves and move back indoors when the temperature reaches 50 degrees Fahrenheit. Aeonium Velour requires a minimum of 50F during the growing season.
Aeonium Velour thrive best when given moderate levels of humidity ranging from 50-60%. When humidity levels are high, Aeonium Velour may not be able to produce its white blooms. If the humidity is too low, the plant will begin to curl and turn brown.
Humidity should be maintained by using an adjustable misting system and a dehumidifier. Use a humidifier in an area of your home with an average humidity of 50-60%. If you are using a humidifier indoors, place it on the lowest setting or no higher than 60%.
Aeonium Velour can propagate through basal leaf or stem cuttings, seeds and offsets. Basal leaves with an eye in them can be cut off and rooted. The rooted leaf should be planted in a succulent or cacti mix and will take several weeks to root and appear.
After rooting, place the leaf in a well-drained potting soil grown in full sun or partial shade. If Aeonium Velour is propagated from seed, the seeds need to be kept in moist sand until they germinate and sprout.
Aeonium Velour may be repotted into a slightly larger pot as the plants grow and fill out the pot. Repot every two to three years to promote best growth. Aeonium Velour should not be moved around too much, as they have root systems that are sensitive to being disturbed.
If Aeonium Velour is being repotted into a new planter, either place the plant in a separate planter or temporarily remove parts of the plant from one pot to the other.
As Aeonium Velour grows, the plant begins to produce offsets. Prune away old stems and any dead leaves. During the winter, prune off any leaf that was damaged or turned brown. If a plant is becoming top heavy, remove any extra flower stalks and trim back the extra growths along the stem to maintain its balance.
Aeonium Velour bloom during the spring and winter and should be fertilized every two weeks to encourage flowering. Aeonium Velour will thrive when watered frequently but not allowed to sit in water.
This plant requires two hours of direct sunlight each day, which is the amount that it receives during the winter months once spring has come around. Flowering time is not an indicator that Aeonium Velour have been fertilized, as flowers can be produced in response to an increase in temperatures and light exposure.
Pests and Diseases:
Aeonium Velour is susceptible to some types of pests and diseases. Aphids can be a problem when Aeonium Velour are under water. If aphids are present, wash away the aphids or spray them with an insecticidal soap. Fungal diseases such as black spot, root rot, and powdery mildew can be prevented using fungicide sprays. To prevent these problems, use a fungicide spray sparingly and apply it only when the plants are actively showing signs of disease.
Does Aeonium Velour Enjoy Sun Or Shade?
Aeonium Velour can handle both full sun and partial shade. This plant thrives in our landscapes during the summer months and with a quick trip indoors for the winter, Aeonium Velour will continue to grow and flower year round.
When caring Aeonium Velour, plant in a container that allows for plenty of drainage and sunlight. The light will grow Aeonium Velour and encourage the plant to bloom. When growing Aeonium Velour, ensure that it is planted in a well-drained soil and water as needed. When exposed to sunlight, Aeonium Velour turns a light, but dark green color.
Lack of light will cause the plant to be tall and spindly with little to no blooms. Aeonium Velour will give you years of colorful growth and an abundance of blooms that will last until frost. Aeonium Velour is one of the few plants that can survive through the winter in colder regions, so it’s a good option for those in colder climates.
What Is The Best Soil For Aeonium Velour?
Aeonium Velour grow best in well-drained soil, allowing water to exit quickly. Aeonium Velour prefer sandy soils that are rich in humus but are tolerant of many types. Aeonium Velour can be grown in most any soil conditions, so long as it has good drainage. Aeonium Velour will tolerate a wide range of soils and all types of potting soil.
Soil that is drier and has rich in organic matter is preferred for a healthy growing environment for this plant. Soil that is rich in organic matter will help Aeonium Velour thrive by giving the plant the nutrients it needs to thrive. Poor drainage can be one of the main problems you will have if Aeonium Velour are growing in waterlogged or clay soils.
Aeonium Velour will enjoy a well-drained soil with good drainage. If your soil is constantly wet, you can use a pot that allows for good drainage and hang the plant indoors for the winter with an additional planter filled with moist potting soil in its place outside.
How Do I Prune For Aeonium Velour?
Aeonium Velour can be pruned at any time of the year. During the winter months, prune Aeonium Velour to keep its shape and size within desired specifications. To trim off excessive branches, use a pair of sharp pruning shears. Any branches that are extended past the desired length can be trimmed back or removed altogether.
Aeonium Velour can be pruned in the spring and fall, but this practice is not necessary unless the plant has grown too tall. If your Aeonium Velour has grown too tall, cut back any branches and trim back any new shoots to maintain its shape.
Aeonium Velour loves to grow and will begin to bloom quickly. Once it blooms, prune away any dead flowers or stems that take up space on the plant. Aeonium Velour can be pruned regularly throughout the spring months. The following are the steps to follow when pruning Aeonium Velour;
- Use a pair of sharp pruning shears to cut back any branches or stems that are too long.
- To ensure the branch is strong, remove any branches that are growing at an angle by cutting them back to the branch where they meet.
- Remove any flower stems that have already bloomed, dead leaves and damaged leaves while pruning Aeonium Velour.
- An Aeonium Velour that has grown tall can be trimmed back to ensure it maintains its balance.
- Trim any excess growths around the base of the plant so that it is the same height as all other branches on the plant.
- Remove any new growths that are growing at an odd angle, as they can be harmful to the plant.
- Any brown leaves can be removed and throw away as you prune Aeonium Velour.
- If your Aeonium Velour is top heavy, cut back extra growth along the stem to allow it to regain its balanced shape.
- At the end of spring, cut back all new growth in one area to encourage new growth.
- If your Aeonium Velour is growing in a container, cut back leaves that are growing out of control.