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Aeoniums dying please HELP!

Hi all,

My aeoniums seen to be dying fast. I do not water them often at all, and despite keeping them inside but by the window they seem to be dying fast. Does anyone know how I can save them please?

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  • They don't look like they are dying to me.
    If you mean the leaves drying up on the stems, that is perfectly normal, they are plants of warm dry places, and often have leaves only on the terminal rosettes.
    The new growth on yours does look rather soft and pale though. I would think maybe even less water; they need very little indeed through winter, and if you can manage it, a bit more sun to toughen them up. At this time of year they are not very likely to suffer from sunscorch!
  • Thank you. Do you think I can put them outside as don't really get sunlight through our window
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,393
    They're OK outside in summer
  • Where is the best place for them in winter? I have no experience with these and thought they would be ok in my kitchen from what I've read online
  • madpenguinmadpenguin Isle of WightPosts: 2,422
    edited November 2018
    Definitely not dying!
    I put mine outside all summer and put them in my unheated porch over the winter.
    Yours are probably OK where they are for now.
    If the weather is dry and mild over the winter you could sit them outside for a while but don't forget to bring them back in at night!!
    “Every day is ordinary, until it isn't.” - Bernard Cornwell-Death of Kings
  • Thank you so much. I just don't get why the leaves are all dropping off
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,404
     'I just don't get why the leaves are all dropping off' 

    Because it's what they do  :)
    Many other plants do the same -  especially evergreens. They drop some foliage on a regular basis. Cordylines are a classic example. Lower foliage drops off to leave a main trunk, with the bulk of the foliage at the top. 
    I wouldn't put them outside at this time of year, except maybe for an hour or two at most,  when it's warm and sunny, and that will depend on where you are and what your conditions are like. A sheltered spot against a wall for instance.  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • Ok great, thanks for commenting. I just hope all the ones at the top drop off too
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