Kiwi Succulent

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  • Easy Care Succulent
  • Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Direct Light)
  • Below Average Watering Needs
  • Mature Height 2-3 Feet
  • Pet Safe

Kiwi Succulent is a lovely, rosette-forming succulent for first-time growers. Unlike most succulents, Kiwi will tolerate higher humidity, damper soil, and cooler temperatures. This Aeonium quickly grows to mature size and displays a beautiful range of colors on its foliage, from yellow to green to red. Kiwi will flower after a few years. This also indicates that the mother plant will die soon after.

Best Locations For Growing Kiwi Succulent

Place this succulent in any brightly lit room. Kiwi can give any spot a modern, minimalist feeling on a window sill or as part of a larger succulent display. Kiwi does not go dormant during the winter if it can be given consistent temperatures. Keep this succulent out of drafts from air conditioning units and heating vents.

Kiwi Succulent Sunlight Requirements

Direct bright light is best for most succulents. This keeps their growth compact and full. Lower light levels make the plant stretch to reach the light it needs. Aeonium can grow long, leggy stems when placed too far from bright sunlight. South and southwest-facing windows are perfect. Using artificial grow lights is a great way to grow succulents, like Kiwi, if you do not have the proper aspect.

Kiwi Succulent Care

Fast-draining soil and unglazed terra cotta pots are perfect for succulents. Look for potting soil mixed specifically for succulents and cacti. Add perlite if the mix is not loose enough. Terra cotta pots help water to evaporate from around the roots quicker than plastic pots. Kiwi Succulent can be easily multiplied by leaf cuttings or by planting offset shoots in their own pots. Do not plant Kiwi in a pot that is too big. Excessive amounts of wet soil can cause root rot and plant death.

Watering Kiwi Succulent

Regular watering year-round will promote good growth. Let the soil dry out thoroughly between sessions, and never let the pot sit in a saucer full of water. Watering smaller pots from below is a handy technique for succulents. Place the pot in a sink or container with 3-4 inches of water. Allow the plant to soak up water from the bottom of the pot until the top layer of soil is damp to the touch. Drain the pot for a few minutes before placing it back in its growing position. A thorough watering every two weeks is better than a bit of water every day.

Feeding Kiwi Succulent

Succulent and cacti fertilizer has the correct ratio of NPK to support strong root and cell growth instead of weak foliage growth. Use a liquid solution and water it in at one-fourth the recommended strength once a month year-round.

Kiwi Succulent Information

Light Exposure: Bright Direct Light
Care Requirements: Easy
Watering Requirements: Below Average - Let the soil dry completely, then, water deeply.
Pet Friendly: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Air Purifier: Moderate
Habit: Clumping
Growth Rate: Slow
Mature Height: 2-3 feet
Mature Spread: 2-3 feet
Flowering: Yes
Flower Color(s): Yellow
Flower Shade/Description: Yellow
Foliage Type:
Foliage Color(s): Green, Pink, Red, Yellow
Foliage Description: Yellow to Green with Pink or Red Border
Temperature: 65° - 75°F (18° - 24°C)
Humidity: Below Average (20% - 40%)
Common Name: Kiwi Succulent
Other Name(s): Kiwi Succulent
Scientific Name: Aeonium percarneum 'Kiwi'
Plant Type: House Plant

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Know As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Know As:

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Know As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2-3 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 3-4 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
   2.32-2.76 gallons

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