Aeonium Sunburst

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Basic Info


Aeonium ‘Sunburst’ is best known to be a beautiful looking succulent. As the plant matures you can expect it to reach up to around 46 cm (18″) tall and about 61 cm (24″) in diameter. The plant is best known for the leaves that are bright green in the middle and bright yellow on the edges.

Scientific Classification

Family: Crassulaceae
Subfamily: Sedoideae
Tribe: Sedeae
Subtribe: Sedinae
Genus: Aeonium



Care and Propagation Information



Like most types of succulents, the Sunburst has similar water needs. The plant should be watered regularly because of the plant’s small roots. However, we recommend that you thoroughly soak the plant in water and let it dry completely before watering again. For the summer the plant might lay dormant, and then it requires no water, except if the conditions are very dry.

Quick Facts:

  • Best to place in full sun rather than a shade
  • Easily grown indoor with enough light
  • Same water needs as other succulents
  • Size is 46 cm (18″) tall
  • Becomes 61 cm (24″) wide
  • Zone 10a (Minimum -1° C (30° F)
  • Does not handle cold well
  • Best propagated by stem cuttings
  • Not known to be toxic to animals or people
  • Grows best during winter


General Care for Aeonium ‘Sunburst’

Aeonium ‘Sunburst’ likes full sun but not hot weather, the plant goes dormant for the summer. During that time, it might not require any water, unless the conditions are very dry. The plant can easily be grown indoors, especially if provided with enough light. It should be said that Aeonium ‘Sunburst’ bruises easily, don’t worry it does not damage the plant.

Where to Plant

Aeonium ‘Sunburst’ does not handle cold weather that well, so if the temperatures go below -1° C (30°F) move it indoors. The easiest way to move the plant between outdoor and indoor is with a succulent plant container. Sunburst is a plant that can easily be a homegrown indoor plant is provided with enough sun.

Should be planted where the plant gets 6 hours of sunlight every day, if planted indoor, think window ledges. For home growers, you need to find the window that gets the most amount of sunlight per day. Experiment with the succulent plant placement until you find a suitable window.

How to Propagate Aeonium ‘Sunburst’

Aeonium ‘Sunburst’ is most easily propagated by the stem cutting method. Before buying the plant know that the plant is a monocarpic plant, that requires you to propagate. When the plant flowers, the main plant will die, it takes several years for the ‘Sunburst’ to bloom.


The easiest way to get cuttings from the Aeonium ‘Sunburst’ is by either using a sterile pair of scissors or knife. First, you should cut the steam away from the main cluster. Next, allow the cuttings to sit for several days before planting the cutting to a well-draining soil. Water like mentioned previously.

Origin and Habitat

Aeonium ‘Sunburst’ is most likely a hybrid or a variegated cultivar of Aeonium Davidbramwllii. The plant name comes from its form.


When growing Aeonium ‘Sunburst’ from seeds, make sure that the temperature is around 19 to 24 ° C or 66 to 75° F. Ideally this is done during the summer or by using grow lights. The seeds should then be placed in well-draining soil, and only watered once the soil is completely dry.