The Suncup is considered one of the most beautiful variegated evergreen succulent rosette cultivars. This small succulent can produce numerous offsets. Most of the offsets are quite different from the other. Rosettes have a diameter of about four inches. Leaves are yellow, green, and cream-colored with pink margins when they are grown in full sunlight. The white flowers grow during summer.
Scientific Name: Aeonium Castello 'Suncup'
Origin: Canary Islands
Plant Type: Succulent
Size: 12” tall
Propagation: Clip the offsets and plant them in a damp well draining soil medium and place out of direct sunlight. Water only once plants have rooted.
Growth Habit: Rosette
Light: Soft sunlight
Water: This succulent has a very high tolerance for drought. It can be dry during the summer season with occasional watering. At least once a week or once every two weeks is enough for this succulent. An alternative is to subject the succulent to drip watering during the warmest parts of summer.
Temperature: Suncups are best placed in containers that are easy to move inside in case the outdoor temperature reaches scorching limits. Bring the succulent inside when the temperature becomes extreme.
Fertilizer: Fertilize during late winter and early spring.
Tips: During the winter season, test the soil by poking a finger down the soil, about an inch or so. Do this to check if the soil has already dried out completely. Too much moisture can rot this succulent.