How To Care For Kiwi Succulent

Aeonium Kiwi has different requirements than other succulents, as was already noted. However, once understood, this plant is rather simple. Watch this video for a quick explanation of Aeonium Kiwis and how to care for them.

Light & Temperature

Dream Color’s beautiful hues are reliant on sunlight. This succulent, however, burns easily. As long as it’s not too hot, the plant should be content with a few hours of direct sunlight each day. Without direct sunshine, Dream Color can also thrive, albeit the colors won’t be as vivid. An east or west-facing window is good for your Kiwi indoors so that it won’t receive too much direct sunlight.

The optimal temperature range is between 65 and 75 F. Aeonium Kiwi can endure temperatures as low as 20 F.

Water & Humidity

Tricolor needs less watering overall and more frequently than other succulents because of its thin roots. But don’t go overboard! In the winter and spring, water once per week. Although the aeonium kiwi loves moisture, it should never be allowed to sit in water.

Unless it is really dry, Tricolor does not require water throughout the summer when it goes dormant. To avoid water evaporation and water loss, the leaves may curl. By keeping your succulent indoors during the summer, you can avoid this. Give your Kiwi a drink, and it should be alright if you’re worried about the leaves.

The plant will wilt and have withered leaves if it receives insufficient water. On the other hand, a surplus of water causes mushy, discolored leaves.


Don’t be deceived by the inclination for dampness. As with many succulent and cactus plants, Aeonium Kiwi requires soil that drains well. You can use perlite-mixed potting soil or specific succulent soil.


Although fertilizer is not necessary for aeoniums, it will aid. If you do, use a balanced, half-strength liquid fertilizer. During the growing season, your Aeonium Kiwi should be fed once a month, but not at all during dormancy.


Repotting is beneficial for the health of your tricolor every few years. Before its dormancy expires at the end of the summer, this should be done. It will make your succulent happy to have a new home for the growing season!

Pick a container with room for expansion and fill it with fresh soil that drains well. Repot your Tricolor and then start watering it as usual.


Cuttings and division are simple methods for multiplying aeoniums. When your succulent is growing, in the spring or winter, is the perfect time to propagate it. Before beginning, you should thoroughly water your plant.

The best approach to increase your Kiwi Aeonium for personal use or as a gift is by stem cuttings. The procedure is simple:

Make the cut a few inches beneath the rosette of the stem. If desired, dust the ends with rooting powder.

Plant: Place the cutting upright in a bed of soil that drains well. Once it has established, water your new Dream Color as usual and keep it out of direct sunlight.

Dream Colors makes it simple to propagate by offsets or division as they get the process going for you! Low-hanging stems cause the plant to grow by producing roots. If you notice this, it’s simple to clip off these offsets and plant them using the cut, dry, plant technique. Alternately, you might wait until the roots have formed before dividing the plant.


Only if you wish to alter the shape of your Tricolor is pruning required. This succulent’s rosettes frequently clump together like a bush. The stems of your Tricolor could stretch out and damage its rounded shape if it hasn’t received enough light.

To keep the Tricolor in its intended shape, you can trim down stray stems and offsets. It will be best to propagate and start over if all the stems are close together.

General Care for Aeonium ‘Kiwi’

Because Aeonium ‘Kiwi’ is monocarpic, it will expire after flowering. However, you will be able to enjoy this plant for many years to come because it is simple to grow from stem cuttings and offsets.

Where to Plant

It is ideal to grow Aeonium ‘Kiwi’ in a container that can be taken indoors if you reside in a region that experiences temperatures below 30 F (-1.1 C). It thrives in full to some sun.

Plants should be placed in a garden area with six hours of direct sunlight each day. If you’re planting indoors, choose a location with lots of natural light, such as next to a window with a southern orientation (if you live in the Northern Hemisphere).


Use a sterile, sharp knife or pair of scissors to cultivate Aeonium “Kiwi” from cuttings. Take a stem from the main plant and place it on well-draining soil after letting it callus for a few days. Water whenever the soil has dried out completely.


Ensure a warmer environment or the use of a grow lamp and seed warmer when starting Aeonium ‘Kiwi’ from seed. Plant seeds in well-draining soil and water them as needed. Depending on the growth environment, germination may take a few weeks or longer.

Are Kiwi succulents unusual?

You may be sure that any of your friends who own succulents will be pleased to give you a trimming. You can effortlessly develop your own by following the aforementioned methods!

Aeonium kiwi is a common plant. If you look carefully, you might be able to find it at big-box stores like Lowe’s or Home Depot.

Order online if you simply cannot wait any longer! Here are a few of the many merchants.

Why is my succulent Kiwi plant dying?

Aeoniums might initially seem confusing, but I’ve learned a lot about how to take care of them over the years. In fact, due to how simple and dependable they have been, they have become one of my go-to succulents.

There is generally an explanation and a simple fix for your aeoniums if they are exhibiting indications of stress like drooping or falling leaves.

Let’s look at some of the most likely causes of falling leaves and wilting aeoniums.

Aeoniums Dropping their LeavesIs this Normal?

Old leaves of aeoniums fall off starting at the bottom. Aeoniums naturally shed their old leaves as they grow new ones. More so than other succulent plants, aeoniums frequently drop or shed their old leaves. These leaves frequently appear dried out, wilted, and occasionally droopy.

On the underside of the plant, the leaves may appear droopy and some will be dried up and brown if they don’t fall off naturally. You may easily remove these leaves by pulling them out or by leaving them alone and waiting for them to fall off on their own.

It’s typically not a problem and your aeoniums are acting normally if you observe leaves falling off of them.

Aeoniums also drop or shed their leaves as they go through dormancy and when stressed, in addition to doing so as new leaves emerge. Continue reading to learn more.

Aeoniums Shedding All of their Leaves and DroopingAre they Dying?

Your aeoniums are probably just going through dormancy when they have lost the majority of their leaves and appear to be dying. Aeoniums develop actively during the fall, winter, and spring seasons, unlike other succulents.

When it’s hot and dry outside or throughout the summer, they go dormant, especially if they’re left out in the sun.

Aeoniums lose a lot of their bottom leaves during this time, giving the impression that there aren’t many left on the plant. The rosettes also begin to collapse, giving the impression that the plant is drooping and the stems are barren. Although the plant may appear to be dying and to be in poor health, this is very normal behavior for aeoniums, especially those that are exposed to intense heat and sunlight during the summer.

The aeoniums go into hibernation at this time, and little activity or growth is anticipated. This is also the time to avoid making any major changes to the plant and to let it alone. For example, you wouldn’t want to take stem cuttings from a plant that is dormant.

Alternatively, you do not need to start fertilizing the plant heavily in a panic. Simply let the plant to rest throughout this period. Only because it is so hot and dry where I am and I don’t want my plants to fully dry out do I continue to water them as usual during dormancy.

Some individuals choose not to water their aeoniums when they are dormant, which is acceptable if you live in a humid environment. Dormancy often occurs once annually, throughout the summer. Aeonium plants, however, can go into hibernation at any time if they are subjected to extremely hot and dry conditions, depending on where you live and where they are located.

For instance, you might be experiencing a heatwave during an especially warm October. Even if it’s not the summer, the aeoniums will exhibit the same dormant habit.

Dormancy can occur depending on the weather at the time and not only the season. So the aeoniums can also bypass dormancy entirely if the summer is moderate with little to no strong heat.

Aeoniums Will Shed Leaves when Under Stress

Aeoniums also lose their leaves when stressed, like during a severe heatwave or when submerged. An underwatered aeonium will shed its bottom leaves to save energy and water; if underwatering continues, the aeonium will keep shedding leaves and the rosettes will close.

They will behave and appear as though they are going through dormancy.

The plant does this to conserve the water and energy it needs to survive. Aeoniums seem to require a bit more water than other succulents, in my opinion. The leaves will curl, dry out, and fall off if they don’t get enough water.

Aeoniums enjoy getting lots of water. I don’t mist my aeoniums; instead, I give them a decent drink every 10 to 14 days, and more frequently in the summer. Once more, my area is terribly dry. If you reside in a humid location, you won’t need to water as frequently.

If you’ve been underwatering your aeoniums and you’ve started to notice these symptoms, just raise the watering, and they’ll almost instantly perk back up. So, if you were watering once a month, raise it to once every two to three weeks and observe the results.

Aeonium Leaves Turn Brown and Fall Off from Sunburn

Aeoniums favor an area that is well-lit and sunny. They can tolerate both full sun and little shade. Even aeoniums that have grown accustomed to full sun might occasionally get burnt. Sun-damaged leaves will appear dried out, burnt, and brown.

The amount of sun exposure and its intensity will determine how much sun damage or sunburn there is. Sunburn might affect just a few leaves or the whole rosette or plant. Sunburned patches on the leaves are irreversible and persistent.

The sun-damaged leaves can be removed if you so choose, or you can wait until they ultimately fall off. There isn’t much you can do to fix a burnt plant or rosette if it already has that condition. Simply wait until the plant produces new growth and expels the burnt areas.

You can relocate your plant to a more shady area if you see that it is getting burnt. Sunburned spots on aeoniums are harmless and will eventually fall off, while not being particularly attractive.

Aeoniums are MonocrapicThey Die After Flowering

The majority of aeonium plants are monocarpic and perish after flowering. The middle of the rosettes on aeoniums releases white or yellow flowers. The plant expires when the flowers have finished flowering. The mother plant often generates a large number of offspring before it flowers. Aeoniums typically take a number of years to flower and then pass away. If the mother plant flowers and dies, there would still be plenty of offspring for the plants to survive on. As long as the surrounding rosettes and ramifications do not blossom, they will keep expanding.

What Could be Eating my Aeoniums?

Even though aeoniums are among the hardiest succulents I am aware of, pests and bugs still affect succulent plants. Your suspicion may be correct if you suspect that insects are an issue when it comes to devouring your aeoniums. In reality, last year’s garden bugs really hurt my aeoniums.

Take a closer look if you start to notice active ants surrounding your aeoniums. Ants may appear innocent, but if you notice a lot of them on your plant, it’s usually a sign that something is wrong and that you are dealing with an infestation of other pests. These pests are incredibly easy to overlook since they are so little.

If you notice ants around your aeoniums, there are probably other insect infestations nearby as well. Because they introduce these pests to your plants and guard them like livestock, ants are to blame. I experienced that with my aeoniums. The good news is that despite everything they’ve been through, they appear to be flourishing well and have shown that they are tough, durable plants.

Common Pests that can Bug your Aeoniums:

Ants Ants are not pests in and of themselves, but if you notice them all over your aeonium, you should examine more closely because this is a sure sign that other pests like mealybugs and aphids are also present on your plant. This is so that ants can raise them and use them as food.

Ants adore the honeydew and other sugary substances that mealybugs and aphids exude. These pests are shielded by ants, who can also move them from one plant to another.

Awful Bugs

These are among the most prevalent pests of succulents, and aeoniums are especially vulnerable to them. They are little and simple to overlook. They create a waxy or mealy white substance that gives them their name.

The white cottony stuff you notice on your plants is a warning indication that mealybugs are present. Most likely, you’ll see this white fluffy stuff before you see any bugs. These insects produce honeydew or another sugary secretion that can encourage the formation of mold and increase the likelihood of bacterial and fungal diseases.

Mealybugs are sluggish moving insects that are simple to identify and get rid of once you know what to look for. They are typically visible on the leaves’ undersides and between the plant’s joints. They are quickly disseminated from one plant to another.

Aphids are little insects with fatty, teardrop-shaped bodies, also known as greenflies or plant lice. Although they come in a variety of colors, green and black are the most prevalent. They can be seen at the ends of stems feeding on leaves or flowers.

They also produce a large amount of honeydew, a sugary white substance. This sweet material may promote the development of black sooty mold. Aphids feed on the plant’s tissues, resulting in misshaped leaves and limited growth of the plant.

Because they are so little and can hide behind the leaves, these pests are incredibly simple to overlook. To avoid these little insects and pests from hiding and settling on your plant, it is a good idea to periodically inspect your plant and remove any old leaves from the plant, the pot, or the ground. And you should act right away as soon as you notice ants surrounding your aeoniums.

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