Aeonium haworthii ‘Kiwi’

Winter growing succulent, perfect for the coast. Starry, yellow blooms. Creates similar symmetric mounds to A. haworthii, but with yellow and pink variegation for added interest.
Aeonium haworthii 'Kiwi'
height 10–20in
width 1–3ft
tolerates Coast, Cool Summers, Drought, Fog, Pots, Neglect, Salt, Wind
This particular aeonium is very drought tolerant.

Aeoniums are from the Mediterranean, making them a care-free plant for Bay Area gardeners. It is natural for aeonium heads to shed lower leaves during summer, becoming smaller and more compact. Once winter rains come the heads expand, adding many new leaves. This summer stress is a wonderful seasonal change in the Mediterranean garden.

Once established, this aeonium will survive in Bay Area gardens without additional water. Water your aeoniums at least once a month during summer and they will look more full and lush. Be sure to let the soil dry between watering or you risk root rot or aphids.
exposure Full Shade – Full Sun
drainage In Ground: Cactus Mix, In Pots: Cactus Mix, Tolerates Sandy Soil
fertilizing All Purpose, Low Needs
origin Hybrid, Canary Islands
15–17, 20–24

Sunset Zones Map

Outdoor Exposure Guide


Full Sun
Six or more hours of sun beams directly landing on the plant's leaves.

Part Shade
Three to five hours of sun beams directly landing on the plant's leaves.

Part Sun
One to two hours of sun beams directly landing on the plants leaves.

Full Shade
The plant is never fully lit by sun beams, but is in a bright spot or has dappled sunbeams playing over the leaves throughout the day.

Deep Shade
The plant never has dappled light on the leaves, and is in a place that feels dim, even on a nice sunny day.


Growing Notes

Most Aeonium are monocarpic, but since this one puts of an explosion of many heads you’ll hardly notice. Creates a perfectly symmetrical dome of geometric heads, a truly unique plant.
Aeonium tend to be brittle, so should be kept back from high traffic areas where physical damage is a possibility. This is especially true for this one, since any damage to the symmetry of the dome his hard to recover from.
When over fertilized Aeonium grow lush and soft, attracting aphids.

Special Interest

Most Aeonium, including this one, easily propagate from stem cuttings, just snap a stem halfway down in the fall and plant it half of the way into your soil. Wait a week to water. With this one it’s best to take cuttings from the outer edge of the dome of heads.

This plant is a dry shade workhorse, but also thrives in baking sun, creating dense mounds with very little water.