How to Care for Aeonium Haworthii ‘Kiwi’ Plants

Aeonium haworthii ‘Kiwi’, commonly known as Aeonium ‘Kiwi’, Aeonium decorum ‘Kiwi’, Aeonium haworthii ‘Variegata’, Aeonium haworthii ‘Tricolor’, and Aeonium haworthii ‘Dream Color’, is a beautiful and versatile plant that belongs to the Aeonium genus. This evergreen succulent is characterized by its striking appearance, featuring rosettes of fleshy, variegated leaves in shades of green, yellow, and pink. Aeonium ‘Kiwi’ is an excellent choice for those looking to add a touch of color and texture to their gardens, and its low-maintenance nature makes it a popular choice among gardeners of all skill levels. In this article, we will discuss the essential care requirements for Aeonium haworthii ‘Kiwi’, as well as its growth characteristics, ideal growing regions, and companion plants.

Main Caring Considerations


As a succulent, Aeonium ‘Kiwi’ requires minimal watering to thrive. It is important to allow the soil to dry out between waterings, as overwatering can lead to root rot and other issues. During the growing season (spring and summer), water the plant every 10 to 14 days, while reducing the frequency to once a month during the dormant season (fall and winter).

Light Care

Aeonium ‘Kiwi’ prefers full sun to partial sun exposure. Ideally, it should receive at least 6 hours of sunlight per day for optimal growth and color development. However, in areas with scorching summer temperatures, it may benefit from some afternoon shade to prevent sunburn.

Soil Care

This succulent requires well-drained soil with a slightly acidic to neutral pH. A mixture of loam and sand is ideal, as it provides the necessary drainage and aeration for healthy root development. Avoid using overly rich or heavy soils, as they tend to retain moisture and may lead to root rot.

Growing Region

Aeonium haworthii ‘Kiwi’ is best suited to USDA hardiness zones 4 to 9. It can tolerate a range of environmental conditions, including coastal areas with salt exposure, and is drought- and deer-resistant, making it a versatile addition to various garden styles.

Growth Rate, Height, Size, and Spread

Aeonium ‘Kiwi’ has a moderate growth rate and typically reaches a height and spread of 2 to 3 feet (60 to 90 cm). Its rosettes can grow up to 36 inches (90 cm) in diameter, creating an eye-catching display in the garden.

Season and Temperature

As a Mediterranean native, Aeonium haworthii ‘Kiwi’ thrives in warm, sunny conditions. It is heat-tolerant and hardy in zones 4 to 9. However, it is not frost-tolerant and should be protected or brought indoors during freezing temperatures.


Minimal pruning is required for this succulent. However, removing dead or damaged leaves can help maintain its appearance and encourage new growth. Additionally, you can propagate the plant by taking stem cuttings and planting them in well-draining soil.


Aeonium haworthii ‘Kiwi’ produces showy, star-shaped flowers on tall stalks that rise above its rosettes. The flowers typically appear in late spring to early summer and can be used as cut flowers for indoor arrangements.


This succulent is relatively pest-resistant, but it can occasionally be affected by common garden pests such as mealybugs, aphids, and spider mites. Regular inspection and prompt treatment with insecticidal soap or neem oil can help prevent and control infestations.


Aeonium ‘Kiwi’ is known for its drought and salt tolerance, making it an excellent choice for coastal gardens. Its deer-resistant nature also makes it a suitable addition to gardens in areas with deer populations.

Garden Styles

Due to its unique appearance and low-maintenance requirements, Aeonium haworthii ‘Kiwi’ is a perfect fit for various garden styles, including coastal gardens, gravel and rock gardens, Mediterranean gardens, beds and borders, and patio and container gardens.

Companion Plants

When selecting companion plants for Aeonium ‘Kiwi’, consider those with similar light, water, and soil requirements. Some excellent choices include other succulents such as Echeveria, Sedum, and Graptopetalum, as well as drought-tolerant perennials like Lavender, Salvia, and Yucca.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Aeonium haworthii ‘Kiwi’ toxic to pets?
Aeonium ‘Kiwi’ is considered non-toxic to pets, making it a safe choice for gardens with furry friends.

How often should I repot Aeonium haworthii ‘Kiwi’?
Repotting is typically only necessary every 2 to 3 years, or when the plant outgrows its current container. Be sure to use a well-draining soil mix and a container with drainage holes to prevent waterlogging and root rot.


In conclusion, Aeonium haworthii ‘Kiwi’ is a stunning and low-maintenance succulent that adds color and texture to various garden styles. With proper care, including appropriate watering, light exposure, and soil conditions, this plant will reward you with its vibrant rosettes and showy flowers for years to come. Happy gardening!

Martin Duran

Hey y'all! My name is Martin Duran and I am from Cali, Colombia. Since 2018 I have been learning about plants and how to take care of them. Here's is my journey... “The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.” ― John Muir

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