Black Rose Succulent: A True Beauty from The Canary Islands

Black Rose Succulent: A True Beauty from The Canary Islands

This stunning succulent become popular among succulent enthusiasts, which is unsurprising. The Black Rose Aeonium is well-known for its dark-colored, fleshy leaves and long, leggy stems.

The Black Rose Aeonium (Aeonium arboreum ‘Zwartkop’) is a beautiful plant native to dry, sunny environments of Madeira, North Africa, and the volcanic Canary Islands.

When planted in the ground, it can reach 2-4 feet tall and span 1-2 feet wide, though its size is more modest when potted. The individual rosettes are roughly 2 inches in width.

It thrives in USDA Hardiness Zones 9 to 11 and is deer resistant.

Full sunshine and bright light are essential to maintain the black color of the leaves. They are not frost-hardy, so it's best to move them indoors once temperatures drop during winter.

Like all other succulent plants, the Black Rose succulent is easy to propagate. All you need is to plant a mature stem cutting in early spring.

They are perfect as outdoor plants in rock gardens,  large plant pots, or indoor plant collections. They also make perfect gifts for friends and families!

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