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KeenOnGreenKeenOnGreen Posts: 1,630
I have managed to get most of our Aeonium's through the Winter, in our unheated greenhouse.  I have three hydrids (Schwarzkopf, Atropurpureum, Manriquiorum).  I lost all of my small Atropurpureum's, and only my main plant has survived, but only just.  Does anyone know if that hybrid is less hardy?

1) Should I keep the Aeonium's shaded in the greenhouse, or in full sun?
2) When do you start feeding yours, how often, and what do you give them?

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  • wild edgeswild edges The north west of south east WalesPosts: 7,557
    Only one of mine survived intact this winter and I checked on it this weekend to find something had chewed all the new growth. Some kind of caterpillar I think going by the strands of silk in there. I thought this might finish it off but I've noticed 4 or 5 buds growing from just underneath the damaged area so this might work out to my advantage and give me a nice branched plant. Next winter it's coming indoors though...


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  • KeenOnGreenKeenOnGreen Posts: 1,630
    I had some caterpillar's on ours last year too @wild edges  This year it's greenfly, you cannot win.  I've noticed that mine too has tiny florettes, however the general state of my Atropurpeum is much worse than yours, so it's touch and go if it will survive.

    I repotted all of my Aeoniums yesterday, and found Vine Weevil in several of the smaller plants.  I had forgotten that they can be a problem for Aeoniums, and wish I had remembered this last Autumn, as I'm sure that's why I lost some of the smaller plants.
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