Hello, everyone and welcome back to another video from homemaker. Homemaker is all about your home and garden in our today’s video. We are going to talk about ionium herbicum. This plant is also known as saucer plant or salad bowl plant. This is a succulent species of the flowering plants in crystal lacy family. They are drought, tolerant, robust and easy to care succulent, they can reach up to six meter height as you can see how tall this is, they can grow even more taller than that and reach up to six feet. It is strikingly architectural, even when not in bloom with long leaf, smooth rosettes as you can see here and these rosettes can grow up to 20 inches in diameter. Wow, that’s massive. Ionian’s They don’t like, really hot. Um, or dry weather. In extreme heat, their leaves start to curl up to prevent excessive water loss and growing them in moist shade will keep them growing. Like as you can see here because they are in direct sunlight. The, um, rosettes are kind of curling up and they’re closing up, But when they are in shade, they are at full bloom. They open up completely, and they look really green and beautiful, Just like a flower looking at the sun. They look really, um, beautiful as you can see here as well. This one! This one has also curled up and closed because the weather is a little bit hot, even though it’s in shade, but it’s trying to curl up to prevent the water loss and to keep itself away from direct sun. Their true growing season is winter and spring, where they gloom at all their might and they like to be in a well drained soil so for them, cacti, soil or succulent soil. Um, is just the right soil, but if you don’t have cacti or succulents oil, you can make one at home yourself by mixing some potting mix, some perlite or peat moss. If you want, but they don’t actually need peat Moss because they, um, don’t like to be in a very wet and silky conditions, so just potting mix with perlite is best for them over watering can lead to root rot. So that’s why you should must always avoid not only for aonums. But for any other plant, root rot is one of the cause of the plant to die and root rot happens because of over watering so, and also as I said that it’s a succulent, so you don’t need to water the succulent too much. Um, yes. If it’s a hot weather in summers, you can. Um, water them twice a week. According to the soil, just have a look at the soil. Put your finger, um, halfway through to the soil and see if the soil is not sticking to your finger. That means the soil is dry and you need to water it, but if the soil is sticking to your finger, that means the soil is nice and wet and you don’t. You can wait for another watering session? Um, and because it’s succulent, it does not need much watering. They can even survive drought conditions as I told you, but in the summer season, um, when the weather is too hot, they start their leaves. Start to become a little bit yellowish as you can see over here. The roots of the sorry, the tips of the leaves they start becoming yellowish in color, which tells us that they are. Um, really hot and dry and you might need to water them regularly during the summer season, but in winters watering them once in a week should be fine. Aeoniums can be fertilized during the growing season, which is the winter season or the spring season is a growing season. So you should aim to fertilize them or feed them at that time, but they don’t actually need any feed or anything around summer when they’re actually dormant and they don’t grow that much. When the plant matures, they start to give out some more tiny little pups as you can see this. This is a mature plant in front of you, and it has started giving out these two little pups at the bottom right there. So they actually stem out from the mother from the mother stem itself, so when the plant matures like this, one are still small. They haven’t matured yet. This one here has taken out one pump over there. This that one has got one as well. So when they start maturing, they start giving out pups, and they’re very easy, very easy to propagate. All you need to do is when they grow a little bit higher. You cut the stem from wherever you want and either you can use propagation method by water or you can do the propagation by soil. So what I have done is that I have just taken the cuttings and popped them into the soil. Um, watered them regularly and that’s how they’ve grown so here. You can see a whole big line of aeoniums. The front ones are a little bit drooping, because the whole day they have been in direct sunlight, so the leaves have curled up, but you can always water them in the evening and they’ll be fine again so here also, I have taken some of the cuttings. Um, so this plant, this one, the cutting that this these ones I have just, um, taken. The cuttings from this mother plant. And I’ve just popped it in into the soil and as you can see, they’re doing really great. They are nice and big. Now here you can see some more, so all these cuttings of the aeonium. I have taken it from the from the same mother plant over here, so it’s very, very easy to propagate, and I can say it took them approximately two weeks to develop roots and to again get back to their green blooming nature, and they look really cute. They are low maintenance. And so beautiful as you can see here there is one more variety of aeonium, which is known as ionium, arborium or zwad cop and it. Is this purple in color over here as you can see now? This one here is green in color, but here. This one is purple in color. And it looks really beautiful, so as you can see here. The inside of the of the Leaf is green, but the outside of the leaves they are, um, purple, but if you place them in direct sunlight, then they will attain their bright purple color. They’ll become, really, um, dark purple. And they look amazingly beautiful ill. Show you one like this one here. I’m not sure if you’re able to see it properly, but this one here and this one here, it is much more purple, much more darker in color than the other, the other one that you saw before because it has been in direct sunlight and it’s more darker in color, and they look really nice. They look really beautiful and here is one more. This one. So this one also is in shade and the inside is green in color. The outside is purple. And they look really cute. They look really, really beautiful, very nice here. You can see it this all these cuttings I’ve taken and I’ve just popped them into in the potting. Mix the cacti soil. Here, this one you can see. They’re so beautiful. They look so nice and so ornamental. You can keep them indoors. You can keep them outdoors. You can use them as ornamental plants on your desktop on your kitchen top anywhere and they look really cute and amazing. very beautiful plants very easy to take care succulents. I hope you enjoyed watching my video. If you like watching my video, please don’t forget to hit the like button and leave your comments in the comment section and I’ll get back to you. Thanks for watching. See you next time you.