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We rescued a piece of Aeonium that had broken off a plant 2 years ago. There are 2 good size plants now that go outside for the summer and then into our unheated conservatory for the winter. Towards the end of November last year one of them started to elongate one branch. Gradually, and I do mean gradually, this continued until we ended up with a flower spike as shown in the photos.
Question? Reading tells us that when it has flowered it will die. Will this be the whole plant or just the branch that has flowered.
Many thanks as always

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  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,855
    found on the web
    "Most aeoniums are monocarpic; they die after blooming. But multiple-branched varieties don't bloom from every branch. Those branches that didn't bloom live on, continuing to show off the Aeonium's first flower, those slightly rubbery leaves arranged in a floret."
    Devon.
  • @Hostafan1 Thank you. We do wonder should we cut the flowering branch off or just let it continue to flower and then the branch will die.
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,855
    I'd just let it do its thing
    Devon.
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