Hey, everybody, this is. Paul, and today I’m gonna talk about a Anjum care and propagation. Now there’s way more than 35 species of a own eums. There’s so many hybrids. Now you can see just some of the varieties here in front of you. Most are native to the Canary Islands and they thrive in zones nine to eleven. Now they have fleshy rosettes. You can see the different types, or they could be more kind of, like, a succulent here. I can’t remember the name of this variety of hand, but you can see it’s similar, but definitely this one is more. I would put this in more full. Sun, here’s another similar variety to what I just showed you. This is the oniy imperii. And again this thing can grow in soil or in a pot in Southern California. Sure they do well indoors -. I only grow mine outdoors, so as long as you have well draining soil. Look, there’s no hole in this, and it almost died in the rain. So what I had to do I have to do is. I need to drill some holes here, so I’m gonna take all these out and save them so anyways. Well, draining soil is key as you can kind of a hinted at, and in addition, I think of them as like Goldilocks and the three little bears is they don’t like it too hot. They don’t like it too cold, and they don’t like it too dry. They will tolerate full. Sun, you can see. I pulled this one out of a full Sun because I wanted to get this lovely kind of coloring here. It would be more green in the shade now. That variety is called very nice and again. I have this under in a 3/4 day sunlight and a pot because I wanted to get more color now under here in these areas here. These varieties are are always growing in shade under a canopy, So you can see how happy they are this time of year, it’s in spring in Southern California and I’ll show you some more about care and on a variety walk and propagation, but before we head out here. I want to remind you that there’s basically three types, though. Bringing type on the left. There is the Ionian arboreum. Those different variations. I’ll show you, and then there’s gonna be ones like here on the right. The common it’s all commonly known as an arboreal. A TRO perp UUM. I believe if I remember correctly now. They’re common names could be plumper, D or Ionian escondido. We have some different varieties down here. The one that looks Overexposed is a son, A Liam Sunburst, which often will crest. So let’s go explore some more varieties and talk about care. Okay, so let’s talk a little bit more about care now, the first thing. I’ve learned in the past ten years of growing a own eum’s is. If you wanted to look really beautiful, you grow up under a canopy. Excuse the lighting, but you can see that these receive quite a bit of shade, especially during the summer. So also, if you look on the left, they get a lot of overspray from the lawn. During the summer months, so those combinations of factors really enable a odium should thrive in Southern California. Now, if you grow them in a pot like this very nice and again, I do grow this one in full Sun because I wanted to get much more that beautiful coloration. I mean, you can see it’s one of my favorite, so you can see. If you grow it in a pot, make sure you get plenty of well draining soil. You could get just the basic. Kellogg’s palm and cactus mix. If you want or you can make your own and the succulents really like added pumice vermiculite and perlite in my experience, but well draining soil. If you keep it in a pot, this one is full shade in a pot. You can see it does really. Well, there’s a I own IAM star now. Sunburst on the right this beautiful thing as a tricolor also known as Mardi Gras, I have several of them and they’ll take up to 3/4 day Sun, but they look about the same. This is one of my smaller ones now. This variety is known as plum party again. It gets full shade. You can see, it’s really stunning does really well. They get pretty darn big in a pot, and that is just maybe, like three gallons now here is a. Oney, I’m escondido going in native soil, but I’ve amended it. You can see some perlite in the bottom of the frame there. Here’s one of the green arboreum. Believe you call it, but I have several. They definitely are different. There’s many sub varieties of these. I’ll show you one in a bit, but again under a canopy, they just really thrive. He could see a lot of these have broken off at summit bloomed. And/or gotten is just so heavy. This winter, they’ve broken off. You can see. I’ve amended this soil along the wall with. I think it was Kellogg’s. That Kellogg mix back when I did this several years ago and turned and I only added maybe like an I don’t know, four inch layer of that material that’s soil so that you could see just this time of year in Southern California is when they thrive. I think this is a Anjum. Is some strange crested variety? I have, but they just thrive this time of year in March, April May into June before they start to go dormant. Now, when you’re caring for a own eum’s, this variegated variety is a much slower, slow grower. You can see that when you care for them. You have to be careful because snails, especially like to eat your favorite ones. It seems like so this time of year. You need to keep an eye out on them. Snails tend to be more active after a rain, and they’ll just destroy your ams like nothing, so make sure that you treat them accordingly or take care of them accordingly. I like to take care of them. My way and you can see they just will damage. It’s also you could get mealy bugs or aphids? I like to spray a bit of neem oil on them, and that usually will solve the problem even with snails. Bummer about that, so you can see they damaged quite easily. They’re rather tender. They don’t suffer much damage from frost, though. So let’s go over here now. Sorry for the blur, but I have a few special things. I’d like to share here, so here’s some other varieties again growing in sort. I did not amend the soil. I would left it alone. You can see the doing fine. You get some overspray from that sprinkler there, and this is a crested variety of a Anjum. You can see what crested means is kind of flattened out to mutation and sometimes this sunburst crested variety will shoot out a regular, non crested variety – super cool, and they’re very easy to propagate well. Talk about that in a minute. You can see up close kind of what a cutting of this variety looks like. It’s just really stunning and flat. Well, okay, that looks like some kind of bug casing or something weird, all right, So that’s a crested variety, which are more rare and more highly sought-after. I have several of these, and some are approaching three feet. They get pretty big and they are a bit harder to propagate. Now, what happens about a Oneill’s here or what happens? But a characteristic is their blooms, so you can see how beautiful their blossoms are and some people call them death blooms, But I don’t really call them. Death balloons, especially with a big plant like this because it will still survive, but most of that stock died off and especially with that one too, but not this full plant because there’s just so many it’s fallen over over the years and just rooted itself. So this thing’s gonna keep going, but their blooms are very, very stunning. Very beautiful as you could see. One of my favorite things about them and bees and pollen is really really enjoy them so. I hope you don’t use any systemics on them to hurt the bees. That’s not cool again. You can see just why. I love AO diems So let’s go find some more in the yard and we’ll talk about propagation. Alright, okay, for propagation here. I recommend propagating them any time. They’re not dormant So basically, from a little bit after the first rains until June or July into August of fear. Varieties are in the shade. You can see you don’t want to propagate these and plant these in the soil right now, and they’re wet like that. You’re gonna get rot and probably not take something like this is. Black Rose may be more forgiving if it’s wet, but it you definitely want to just put them in the shade and let them cow us over like this. That’s the best method to get them to propagate. You can see it even has little roots growing there, and you just toss them in the soil here now. I think it’s self-explanatory how you pot them? But when you amend the soil here you can see. I added some potting soil right there, about four inches, not too much, and that is about all you need, and so you can set them along like a rock. Something like that. You can’t even set them like that. I’ve seen them and no root, but ideally, I mean, this one’s pretty curved, kind of just. I’d do something like that, literally. Just leave it in the soil. It’s gonna do fine. Bury it a little bit, and that’s what I would do. Same with this variety. You can do the same. Voila, You’re good to go so pretty simple. You can stake them up if you wanted them up straight, yeah? I’ve seen that done as well, but I usually just toss them and they’ll do fine so well in done a few more cool varieties here. I think one of these in here is called. Cyclop’s, pretty sure it’s of this variety. She’s really beautiful, stunning little aeonium. And I believe sometimes you could get some really beautiful Pinks in your sunburst. Here you can see stunning. This one’s really starting to produce multi heads. Now you can’t behead some of these varieties and they’ll grow back. Others will not grow back now. Let me go show you my favorite one and well in this episode. I’ve had this one for about ten years, and it always stays really petite and goes dormant really early. I’m not sure what Bridey do these, but it’s not my favorite one. I’ll show you. What is that’s? What is pretty cool? Look at how large this giant purple is. So this is probably my favorite one. I’ve only had it a few months. It’s called the giant purple. As what someone told me, you can see the new growth, It’s just stunning and I heard this one will get five feet. I’ve seen him get really really thick once or twice. I was somewhere maybe about what a park and I saw one. That was huge, so I’m excited to have one of these. It’s getting some pups but again. I’ve only had this maybe half a year or so I can’t wait to see what it does in the future. All right, there, you go, give us a little bike and a subscribe. Have yourself a wonderful day. Take care! Dude, that’s creepy.