Schwarzkopf Stonecrop

Aeonium arboreum 'Schwarzkopf'

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Schwarzkopf Stonecrop (Aeonium arboreum 'Schwarzkopf') at Martin's Home & Garden

Schwarzkopf Stonecrop foliage

Schwarzkopf Stonecrop foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  3 feet

Spread:  24 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  8b

Other Names:  Black Tree Aeonium


A striking deep purple succulent that forms branch stems up to 3 feet with large rosettes at the end of each stem; water deeply but infrequently; its exotic form is perfect for rock gardens and containers

Features & Attributes

Schwarzkopf Stonecrop has clusters of yellow star-shaped flowers from early to late summer. Its attractive succulent oval compound leaves emerge purple, turning deep purple in color with showy burgundy variegation throughout the year.

This is an herbaceous houseplant with an upright spreading habit of growth. This plant usually looks its best without pruning, although it will tolerate pruning.

Planting & Growing

When grown indoors, Schwarzkopf Stonecrop can be expected to grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. This houseplant will do well in a location that gets either direct or indirect sunlight, although it will usually require a more brightly-lit environment than what artificial indoor lighting alone can provide. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and may die if left in standing water for any length of time. This plant should be watered when the surface of the soil gets dry, and will need watering approximately once each week. Be aware that your particular watering schedule may vary depending on its location in the room, the pot size, plant size and other conditions; if in doubt, ask one of our experts in the store for advice. It is not particular as to soil type or pH; an average potting soil should work just fine.

There are many factors that will affect the ultimate height, spread and overall performance of a plant when grown indoors; among them, the size of the pot it's growing in, the amount of light it receives, watering frequency, the pruning regimen and repotting schedule. Use the information described here as a guideline only; individual performance can and will vary. Please contact the store to speak with one of our experts if you are interested in further details concerning recommendations on pot size, watering, pruning, repotting, etc.


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