Native to the Canary Islands, aeoniums thrive outdoors in similar Mediterranean climates—with hot, dry summers and rainy winters. Aeoniums come in many colors—including green, striped, and gray—but we particularly love the black and green varieties which create a dramatic counterpoint to blue- and gray-leafed plants in the garden. Ever think what the name "succulent" implies? No doubt in my mind with these plants. Just LOOK at the very succulent, luscious blue/green leaves and these black/green leaves.
Keep in porous soil with adequate drainage . . . and, when dry, water thoroughly. Keep from frost and situate in bright light. This particular succulent does well outside in Mediterranean climates, but does just as well indoors. As there is no drainage in this ramekin, it will work better inside where you can keep an eye on the moisture of the soil.
This listing is for ONE stem (no roots attached). When you receive your plant, simply pop it in soil and water. PLEASE NOTE: The black aeoniums come in a variety of "blackness" depending on the amount of light they receive. Mine usually have 1/2 black and 1/2 green.
Flowerette dimensions*: approximately 2 1/2"diameter with the potential to grow to about 12 to 14 inches in diameter.
Aeoniums make a great ground cover in poor soil. When they get to a certain size, I just break off a stem and pop it in the ground.