Every now and then, a succulent species rises from its genre and become widely popular. This is now the case with Rose succulent, while we witness it taking the internet by the storm. From wedding bouquets to breathtaking arrangements, Rose succulent is dominating all over the social media. Its unusual shape even sparked the rumors that this succulent is basically photoshopped. However, Rose succulent is very much real and you can easily add it to your succulent collection.
Rose Succulent- The Star Of Arrangements
Rose succulent aka Greenovia Dodrentalis is a member of the Aeonium genus. It’s native to the Canary Islands, off the coast of Spain. As the name implies, this succulent has the exact shape of a rose, except it`s coming in vivid green color. This succulent perennial can grow up to 2.4 inches (6 cm) tall, with rosettes producing offsets on up to 3.2 inches (8 cm) long stalks. Rosettes have densely packed leaves, resembling the shape of the rose, and they can grow up to 2.4 inches (6 cm) in diameter. Roundish, blue-green leaves are covered in wax and can get up to 1.4 inches (3.5 cm) long and 0.6 inches (1.5 cm) wide.
Rose succulent grows in clusters, so a mature arrangement may end up looking like a bouquet. This succulent is a spring bloomer. Frowers are yellow and appear on strong stalks that grow up to 10 inches (25 cm) high.
Grow And Care Tips For Rose Succulent
Rose succulent is not particularly hard to take care of. The trickiest part is to maintain the form of rosettes. To manage that, you’ll have to provide it the right temperature and light conditions. It loves medium heat and partial to full sun. This succulent needs a lot of sunlight to keep its form, but too many harsh rays will damage it and make the leaves to curl to prevent the water loss.
Also, Rose succulent is not cold hardy, so freezing is not an option. The best you can do is plant it in a pot you can bring outside to sunbathe and move inside when it starts to snow. The ideal temperature range is from 65° F to 75° F (18° C to 24° C).
When it comes to soil, Rose succulent loves to stay in a moist, but not dump environment. This means you can use a commercial succulent potting soil mix, but make sure you add a bit of perlite or pumice to make drainage better and faster. Rose succulent is a winter grower, so you should water it regularly from winter to spring. In spring, it will do dormant, so you need to be careful not to overwater it during the warmer months. Generally, you should water Rose succulent whenever the soil is dried out on the surface.
Rose succulent propagates best from offsets. Leaves won’t work that well at all. Cuttings are a much safer option and it guarantees success. When collecting cuttings, choose offsets that are at least an inch in diameter. Let them callus for a few days and plant them in well-draining soil. Allow them to form a few roots before you start watering the new plant regularly.