Is Aeonium Velour Winter Hardy?

Is Aeonium Velour Winter Hardy?

Aeonium Velour is winter hardy when temperatures are between 45 and 70 °F (7 and 21 °C). If you live in a cold environment, then your Aeonium Velour needs to be placed in a greenhouse or some other type of area that can keep the heat of the sun.

Aeonium Velour may begin to droop when exposed to low temperatures, so it may be better to keep it indoors if there is any chance of frost or extremely cold weather. When the temperature rises to 70 °F (21 °C) or higher, your Aeonium Velour will begin to grow leaves again.

Aeonium Velour can adapt to many different temperatures and is not limited to the temperatures that are listed above. During winter months, Aeonium Velour needs to be allowed to get enough sunlight. If you live in a cold climate, the light levels that your plant receives may be reduced by cloudy days and even snow.

What Is The Sun Exposure Of Aeonium Velour?

Aeonium Velour has a sun tolerance level that ranges from full sun to partial shade. You should give Aeonium Velour as much direct or indirect sunlight as it can handle without burning the leaves. When growing Aeonium Velour indoors, you can place it in a south or west facing window.

During the winter, it is important to place your Aeonium Velour in a sunny location that also receives indirect sunlight.

When sunlight is reduced due to cloudy weather or snow, then you will have to provide the plant with supplemental lighting. If your Aeonium Velour is exposed to too much light and it begins to droop, then you should reduce the amount of sunlight that it receives.

Some people choose to cover their Aeonium Velour with a glass candelabra in order to limit the sunlight that it receives. This practice is sometimes used if the plant is flowering and too much light will cause it to bloom for a longer period of time.

Sunlight help to promote the color of the flowers that your Aeonium Velour produces. It is best to keep your plant indoors when there is a risk of freezing temperatures or it can become damaged.

Why Aeonium Velour Is Leggy?

Leggy Aeonium Velour is the result of a lack of soil moisture. Aeonium Velour is a slow growing plant, so it does not need to be watered more often than once every two weeks. The leaves are already sparse on leggy Aeonium Velour and there are new buds that do not open as soon as the old ones do.

These new green buds will open after the old ones die so you will know when to water by looking at how quickly new buds are opening up and how many leaves there are. The following are the reasons that causes Aeonium Velour to become leggy;

Improper pruning:

Leggy Aeonium Velour is the result of improper pruning. When you prune Aeonium Velour, cut of the dead leaves at the bottom of the plant.  Most Aeonium Velour plants will have about 6 or 7 leaves at the top of the plant. If you prune your Aeonium Velour after it has grown for one year, then you will need to only prune about one third of the plant. Do not take off large chunks of your plant, as this can cause it to become leggy. If your Aeonium Velour begins to droop after you have pruned it, then the leaves were not completely dried out first.

Improper watering:

Your Aeonium Velour will become leggy if it is not watered properly. Water the soil of the Aeonium Velour well and make sure that it is evenly moist. You should lightly water your plant in between watering the top of the pot, but do not overwater your plant. Overwatering your plant can cause new leaves to rot and die. Overwatering also causes roots to grow, which increases the risk of being root bound in a container.

Improper repotting:

Never repot your Aeonium Velour into a container that is too small. Always use a pot that is at least one to two inches larger than the previous pot. A leggy plant may be the result of having been transplanted into a container that was too small, which caused it to grow roots out of control.

You can remove these roots and prevent them from growing again by repotting the plant after the old soil has dried out sufficiently.

Poor drainage:

When the soil that you use for your Aeonium Velour does not have proper drainage, then the plant will become leggy. If you plant is leggy, then it could mean that your potting soil has poor drainage. This problem can be fixed by adding some coarse sand to the mix or planting directly in the garden away from a source of water.

Improper sunlight:

When the plant is exposed to too much light, it will become leggy. Leaves that are exposed to too much sunlight tend to drop off. If you notice that the leaves on your Aeonium Velour have begun to droop, then it is time to cut back on the amount of light that it receives. A leggy plant should be placed in a spot with more shade or less light than it used to receive.

Improper feeding:

When the roots of your Aeonium Velour are compacted, then it will become leggy. Remove any potatoes and other root crops that may have been used to feed your plant when you repotted it. Always use organic fertilizer on Aeonium Velour, as this plant does not like to be fed with chemical based products.

Poor air circulation:

Leggy Aeonium Velour is the result of poor air circulation. If your plant does not get enough air circulation, then it may begin to grow roots at the nodes. If this happens, you can remove the roots using a sharp pair of scissors. Good air circulation will also help keep your plant free from insects and diseases.

When Should I Repot Aeonium Velour?

The best time to repot your Aeonium Velour is late spring or early winter. Plants should be repotted every two to three years, so it is important to do it at the proper time. After you have moved your plant from one container to another, then the potting medium needs a chance to settle in before you water it and fertilize the plant.

If you leave your plant dry for too long and then begin watering, then the new potting medium will compact and may kill the roots of your plant. When repotting, use a pot that is at least one to two inches larger than the previous pot.

When using an Aeonium Velour as a houseplant, then the container should be large enough for it to grow to about two feet tall and one foot wide. You should also use a soil that drains well. Mix one part perlite and one part regular potting soil into the new container.

Does Aeonium Velour Go Dormant?

Aeonium Velour is considered to be a winter and spring grower. This plant will go dormant during the summer and will stop growing, while retaining its foliage. Aeonium Velour will begin growing in the spring when the days get longer and begin to grow faster when it gets lighter.

Aeonium Velour is a slow growing plant, so it will not grow much in the summer and fall. If you keep your Aeonium Velour indoors, then it will need to be kept in bright light, but not direct sunlight. During dormancy, the plant should be watered once every two to three weeks, unless it is kept in a sunny location.

During the winter, Aeonium Velour should have at least five to six hours of light each day. Never let the plant go completely dry, as this can cause it to lose some of its new growth.

When your Aeonium Velour is outdoors, it needs to be kept in areas of partial shade. Exposing Aeonium Velour to full sunlight in the summer may cause sunburn on its foliage, which makes leaves and stems more susceptible to insects and disease.

Dormancy is a natural occurrence for Aeonium Velour and should not be disturbed unless you notice that your plant is suffering from the loss of water. Dormant Aeonium Velour will resume growing again when the weather cools down.

Can Aeonium Velour Be Potted?

Aeonium Velour can be potted so long as it is put into a pot that is at least one to two inches larger than the previous pot. When repotting, use a pot that is at least one to two inches larger than the previous pot. Aeonium Velour should be repotted every two to three years, so it is important to do it at the proper time.

It is best to do this during spring or in the late fall, but never use a time that is excessively hot or cold. When repotting, use a pot that is at least one or two inches larger than the previous pot. You should also try to use a potting medium that drains well.

Aeonium Velour can be potted in a wide variety of pots, but potting soil with good drainage is preferable. Aeonium Velour has large fleshy leaves and roots very easily, making it easy for you to pot it. When repotting Aeonium Velour, use perlite or vermiculite to make the mix. Perlite is a type of decomposed volcanic rock that provides good aeration in the soil.

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