Aeonium Kiwi – An Australian delight for Mediterranean Gardens

  • Aeonium Kiwi
  • Aeonium kiwi

1gal $10.80

A very hardy soft succulent for adding color to your xeriscape. Leave it up to the Ausies to hybridize  such a beautifull succulent for our gardens!

Minimum purchase of any 4 plants for online orders.

All plants shipped bare root in one-gallon sizes.
Other sizes may be available for pick up from

our growing grounds in Fallbrook, 
CA.

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Aeonium Kiwi - An Australian delight for Mediterranean Gardens

  • Names and Synonyms:  
    Aeonium Tricolor, Aeonium Kiwionium,
  • Common Names:  
    Kiwi
  • Family:  
    Crassulaceae
  • Origin:  
    Possibly Australia 1950. A hybrid of Aeonium haworthii. It is very hardy and able to tolerate many extremes. Variegated plants are sometimes gauged by their tendency to revert back to green. Kiwi is fairly stable and not too eager to go back to green.
  • Size Label:  
    1gal
  • Height:  
    24"
  • Width:  
    24"
  • Cold Tolerance:  
    25 to 30°F; -3.9 to -1.1°C
  • Heat Tolerance:  
    Extremely heat tolerant
  • Light Requirement:  
    Bright light.
  • Water needs:  
    Low water once established.
  • Maintenance:  
    Trim away dead flowers after flowering.
  • Uses:  
    Aeonium Kiwi is a great plant to situate where people might walk. Its gentle leaves are very easy to touch.
  • Propagation:  
    By cuttings. Very easy to grow under all conditions but it will not tolerate hard frosts much below 25 °F.
  • Problems:  
    Aeonium haworthii resists ants and mealy bugs are very well. We believe Kiwi will have the same resistance since it is a close relative of haworthii. All aeoniums are very vulnerable to snail attacks. Spread Sluggo around aeonium bases after rainy periods as a preventative measure.
  • Special notes:  
    We reccomend that you DO NOT USE snail baits that contain Metaldehyde. These are all poisonous for dogs and other pets. Put out a pan of beer if you don't have too many plants to treat. Sluggo is non-toxic for dogs but its a little more pricey. Provide some ongoing additional nutrients when growing in poor soils. Use a slow release fertilizer such as Osmocote triple 14. Fertilize sparingly as too much nitrogen will turn your Kiwi all green.