Aeonium Haworthii (Pinwheel)

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Aeonium Haworthii, commonly known as Pinwheel, is a captivating succulent that belongs to the Crassulaceae family. This plant is native to the Canary Islands and is widely appreciated for its ornamental value. It features rosettes of spoon-shaped leaves that are green in the center and bordered with pink or red hues, which intensify under sunlight.

Botanical Name
Aeonium haworthii
Plant Type
Winter-growing succulent
Up to 2 feet (60 cm)
Rosettes of gray-green, bluish-green to yellowish-green leaves with red edges
Native to the Canary Islands and northern Africa
Sun Exposure
Full sun to partial shade
Soil Requirements
Well-draining soil
Hardiness Zones
USDA zones 9-11
Flower Color
Cream-colored, star-shaped flowers in spring
Foliage Color
Green or yellowish-green, bluish hues under stress
Season Features
Blooms in late spring
Special Features
Drought-tolerant, suitable for houseplant cultivation
Distribution and Habitat
Native to the Canary Islands (Anaga and Teno massif in Northern Tenerife)
Like many succulents, Aeonium Haworthii is non-toxic to humans and animals
  • Aeonium haworthii forms densely branched shrubs with woody, ascending, or pendent branches.
  • In spring, it produces bunches of small yellow flowers on tall stems.
  • Rosettes are up to 4.4 inches (11 cm) in diameter, somewhat flattened, with upright inner leaves.
  • Leaves are fleshy, obovate, and grow up to 2.2 inches (5.5 cm) long, with reddish variegation along the edges.
  • Grow in full sun or partial shade. Indoors, place near a bright, sunny window (southern or western exposure).
  • Water when the soil feels dry, avoiding excess moisture. Water thoroughly but infrequently.
  • Well-draining soil, avoid cactus-specific mixes.
  • The ideal range is 65-75°F (18-24°C) during the day and 60°F (15°C) at night, maintaining 50-60% humidity.
  • Propagate through cuttings or seeds.
  • Suitable for garden beds, containers, and indoor displays.
  • Generally resistant to pests and diseases, but it may occasionally attract aphids, mealybugs, or scale insects.


Can Aeonium Haworthii tolerate full sun?

Aeonium Haworthii prefers full sun to partial shade but may require protection from intense afternoon sun in hotter climates.

How often should I water my Aeonium Haworthii?

Water Aeonium Haworthii sparingly, allowing the soil to dry out between waterings. Overwatering can lead to root rot, especially during the plant’s dormancy period in summer.

Can Aeonium Haworthii be grown indoors?

Yes, Aeonium Haworthii can be grown indoors in containers with adequate sunlight and well-draining soil. It’s essential to provide sufficient airflow to prevent fungal diseases.

Does Aeonium Haworthii bloom?

Aeonium Haworthii produces small, inconspicuous yellow or white flowers during its blooming period, typically in late winter or early spring.

Is Aeonium Haworthii suitable for rock gardens?

Yes, Aeonium Haworthii’s low-growing, compact habit makes it an excellent choice for rock gardens and xeriscapes. It thrives in well-draining soil and requires minimal maintenance.

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