The helpful guys at the Cactus Jungle put me straight saying that Aeonium are “winter growers and generally bloom in winter thru spring.” They went on to confirm what I suspected: “Some of the smaller Aeoniums don’t die back after blooming, although they always lose the branch that has bloomed” well since this plant has only the one branch I guess that means bye-bye to my Aeonium, we had a good couple of years together.
Here’s what it looked like yesterday, Jan 3rd. I wonder if it will bloom in time for January’s Bloomday on the 15th?
The stems below are Aeonium ‘Schwarzkopf’. I beheaded my plants before the frost killed them and enjoyed them as “cut flowers” for a couple of months. Well they weren’t looking so good and I figured it was time to toss them, that’s when I noticed those little bumps along the stem…can you see them?