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KeenOnGreenKeenOnGreen Posts: 1,794
My beloved Aeoniums (in our unheated greenhouse), are looking particularly pitiful, and I have lost a few of the smaller ones over Winter.  Unlike last Winter, where I occasionally watered them very lightly over Winter, I virtually gave them no water this year.

It can get quite warm in the greenhouse, especially on days like today.  Should I start watering them now?  They are all drooping very badly, and greenfly infestations are not helping.


  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,063
    Mine is in an unheated tunnel and looks like your top one. I gave it some water yesterday.
    I'd give you second one a spray with some washing up liquidy water
  • KeenOnGreenKeenOnGreen Posts: 1,794
    Thanks @Hostafan1.  Glad I’m not the only one whose plants aren’t looking great.  I’ll follow up on your advice.  
  • wild edgeswild edges Posts: 9,403
    I checked mine today and although they've been looking fine all winter I found that one has finally succumbed to stem rot :(  So close to having made it through the worst of winter too. This winter has probably been the worst for greenhouse plants in years. High humidity and low temperatures then that really cold period with no snow cover to insulate the roof. I've lost quite a few plants to mould now and the window sills in the house are crowded with anything I can't face losing. I've lost a few indoor plants to inquisitive little hands though so there's no safe space anywhere this year.
    Tradition is just peer pressure from dead people
  • KeenOnGreenKeenOnGreen Posts: 1,794
    I feel for you @wild edges  We have lost a few treasured succulents in the greenhouse, and didn't have spare plants.  My smaller Aeonium's, successful cuttings taken last year, have fared worst, and I have lost a few.  My parent plants don't look great, but I think they'll make it though to Spring.  It's warming up here now, and I gave them their first watering a few days ago.
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