Aeonium or the Mardi Gras is a beautiful looking succulent. As the plant matures you can expect it to reach up to around 30.5 cm (12″) tall and about 91 cm (36″) in diameter. The plant is mostly dormant from summer so be careful when watering it during that time.
Care and Propagation Information
Aeonium ‘Mardi Gras’ can be quite beautiful when it is well-taken care off. This succulent type needs similar watering to other succulents. The watering method is very important to keep your Mardi Gras healthy. It should not sit on the water, and an excess amount of water should be avoided. The best way of watering is watering the plant thoroughly but let it dry out completely before watering again. If over-watered the plant will eventually die.
General Care for Aeonium ‘Mardi Gras’
This succulent type is a rare one which blooms in the spring. It is one of the succulents that will add much-needed life to your garden no matter what kind of grower you are. It is a nice addition to your outside garden!
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- Requires full sun
- Can be grown both outside and indoor
- Grows 30.5 cm (12″) tall
- Grows up to 91 cm (36″) wide
- Can die easily if overwatered see: How to Water Succulent Plants
- Does not handle cold well
- Best zone is -6.7°C (or 20°F)
- Best propagated by leaves
- Generally known to be toxic to people and animals
- Grows during spring, winter, and autumn.
- Dorment during Summer
Where to Plant
Aeonium ‘Mardi Gras’ succulents need strong light. When planting this Mardi Gras type in a garden, make sure it gets sunlight. Full to partial sun is the best for its growth. It can be grown both outdoor and indoor, make sure to place it in a sunny spot.
This type of succulent prefers a warm climate. It can survive at zone 10a which is around -6.7°C (20°F). If you live in a cold area, it is better to plant Aeonium ‘Mardi Gras’ in an indoor environment. As long as it gets enough sunlight, the plant will grow happily.
How to Propagate Aloe polyphylla “Spiral Aloe”
Aloe polyphylla “Spiral Aloe” can be propagated by offsets or seeds. Propagating by seeds would be difficult since this succulent is a difficult type to grow. This slow-growing succulent type does not require repotting often. Of course, the first-time repotting is essential when it is bought from the store.
Like all the other succulent types, a well-drained soil mixture is essential. If you want to know about well-drained soil mixtures, check How to Prepare Well-drained Soil for Succulent Plants.
Aeonium ‘Mardi Gras’ propagates from the offsets. To be able to propagate from the mother plant. To start this process, use a sharp knife and remove an offset from the main plant. When you remove the offset, clean the extra soil from it. Before replanting, wait for a few days to allow it to callous. Use well-draining soil for your new succulent plant. Don’t forget to water when the soil dries out.
This succulent type is a slow grower so even if it can be propagated by its seeds, this method is not recommended. To propagate from the seeds, plant the seeds in a well-draining soil mixture, see above. This method can be used both indoor and outdoor.