Easy Greenovia Aurea Care Tips

greenovia aurea

Last updated on July 3rd, 2022 at 03:01 pm

The greenovia aurea is a type of succulent plant that has been shown to have the ability to help fight climate change. It can absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen into the atmosphere, which would otherwise be released by other plants. This means it could be used as an ecological solution to combatting global warming!

Greenovia aurea is a green-colored plant that can be used to help the environment. Its green color comes from chlorophyll, which means it absorbs carbon dioxide and releases oxygen. It also helps with soil erosion by creating microhabitats in the ground to prevent water from running away.

The plant can grow anywhere, making them perfect for people who don’t have green thumbs!

Origin of Greenovia aurea

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Greenovia aurea, also known as the golden aeonium or green rose is native to the Canary Islands. The green color of this plant comes from its high content of chlorophyll and magnesium oxide – making it an excellent choice for those who want green plants in their homes without sunlight exposure, hence they don’t need to be watered very often.

Greenovia aurea is one of the most interesting plants in terms of its origin since it was originally used for ornamental purposes only and not cultivated for food or medicine. Its name comes from the Greek word ‘χλωρος’ which means ‘green’ and ‘βιος’ which means ‘life’, or ‘alive’.

In the past, this plant was also known as aeonium arboreum or tree aeonium because of its interesting shape when it grows in the wild but today people cultivate them with the purpose to have their leaves and flowers.

Greenovia aurea propagation

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Greenovia aurea can be propagated by seed or vegetatively by cuttings or offsets. The plants can be divided easily if they are too crowded in the pot and it is recommended to propagate them every few years because this will increase their size as well and give you more of these wonderful plants for your garden. Greenovia aurea propagates by seed, but flowering is rare unless under greenhouse conditions.

Seeds should be sown directly in the ground or in a pot and left to germinate naturally. To make cuttings, use branches that are around 15 cm long with leaves from last season still attached. Leave an extra node on each cutting for the later growth of roots. Clean all tools used to prevent infecting other plants.

Alternatively, you can grow greenovia aurea from offsets, which are small portions of the plant that often break off naturally when it is growing or during repotting them into larger pots. This makes propagation very easy as all you need to do is just stick these little guys in moist soil and they should root themselves without any problems.

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After the new plant has established itself and is growing well, it can be transplanted into a bigger pot or even directly in the garden if conditions are suitable for this type of plant.

Greenovia aurea care

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The greenovia aurea is an easy-to-care-for plant and it can grow in most conditions. It prefers direct sunlight, but not too much hot sun, or the leaves will burn. Watering should be consistent through all seasons except winter when you don’t want them getting icy cold water since they are in danger of being burned by that.

The soil should be well-drained with a pH between six and seven, so it doesn’t sit too wet. If you are growing in an indoor environment where there is not enough light they will need to have their leaves pinched back regularly because if the plant gets leggy, then its energy reserves will get used up and it will stop producing flowers.

Light requirement

Greenovia aurea is an excellent plant that can help the environment. It needs bright light, but not too much direct sunlight.

The plant can grow in the ground or as a pot indoors. Alternatively, it may be planted outdoors if you live where temperatures do not fall below 50 degrees Fahrenheit (15 Celsius) and there is no danger of frost.

Greenovia Aurea also needs a lot of sunlight, and you should make sure that it gets at least six hours every day. It is best if the plant receives direct sunlight because then it will be able to produce more chlorophyll; however, this isn’t necessary as long as your windows get plenty of light.

Soil/potting mix

Soil is the most important part of a garden. Having nutrient-rich soil means that plants can take advantage and grow well. The best kind of fertilizer to use when growing greenovia aurea would be one with nitrogen, potassium, and phosphorous because this will make sure they get enough nutrients in their system for them to thrive. You can use compost in your garden to help with the health of greenovia aurea.

Watering the plants

Greenovia Aurea needs a lot of water. It is best to leave it out in the rain, but if that isn’t an option, then give it at least two litres per week. If you live somewhere dry that doesn’t get much rainfall, try misting its leaves once every few days instead of watering them with a watering can.

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Using a plant sprinkler is the best way to make sure all of your plants are watered. If you don’t have a water hose, then using a watering can or pitcher will work too! If you don’t have any of these tools, then take a bucket and fill it with water. Use the handle to dip into the soil and pull up some soil along with water. The best time to do this is in the morning when there isn’t much sun or wind (which can dry out your plants). After watering them, make sure to put the hose away somewhere so that it doesn’t get damaged.


If you have a small greenovia aurea, it is best that you keep it in an area where the temperature stays between 15°C and 25°C all year round to ensure optimal growth conditions. However, if your plant has grown too much for this kind of environment then just give it as much warmth as possible.


The Greenovia Aurea plant is able to absorb large amounts of nitrogen, up to 200 kg/ha per year. As a result, this means that it can be used as an alternative source for fertilizer requirements in areas where food production capabilities are limited due to the scarcity of fertilizers available.


The humidity of greenovia aurea is best in places that are around 70 degrees Fahrenheit and with relative humidity levels between 40-50%.


Pruning is a regular task that gardeners do to their plants. Pruning helps the plant by not allowing it to grow in all sorts of directions and allows for growth where you want it to go. This also promotes new foliage which can help with photosynthesis.

When to repot them

Once you see roots coming out of the drainage holes on your container, you will need to repot it. This can be done at any time during the year but is typically done in spring or summer when growth is beginning again after winter dormancy.


Roots of greenovia aurea will die down and remain dormant throughout the winter. They are one of the first plants to begin growing in the spring.

First, the seed has a certain dormancy requirement. It needs to be kept at cold temperatures in order to break its dormant state and germinate successfully. If not exposed to the proper conditions, it will go into a hibernation stage for another season or remain dormant indefinitely. This is why greenhouse growers use cold storage to break dormancy.

Second, the seed requires light in order to germinate. If it is not exposed to enough sunlight outside during its first season of growth, it will remain dormant until it has been exposed to more sunlight. The next year after that, or whenever it receives enough exposure for long periods of time (hours or days), it will begin to sprout.

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Third, adequate moisture is required for the germination of the seed too. It takes in water through its seed coat and swells up before eventually splitting open (this can take anywhere from a few hours to weeks). Then the embryo inside begins growing into a plant within about four days after that split.

Once the seed has been exposed to these three things, it will germinate. If not, its metabolism slows down and it goes back into a dormant state until conditions are more favorable.

Flowers & Fragrance

Greenovia aurea is known for its unique and pleasant smell. It has been described as smelling like the ocean, cucumbers, or watermelon. This plant can be used in interior decoration: The flowers’ strong fragrance will infuse any room it is placed in with an earthy scent that also smells fresh and clean.

Growth rate

Greenovia aurea is a perennial that can grow to around three feet high. It grows from underground tubers and has long, thin green leaves with yellow flowers. The plant is native to South Africa where it thrives in warm climates on dry stony hillsides as well as sandy dunes near the seashore. In this environment, greenovia aurea can reach full height in as little as four months.


Greenovia aurea is non-toxic.

USDA Hardiness Zones

Greenovia aurea is an annual plant that can be grown throughout the United States, in USDA Hardiness Zones number five through eleven.

Pests and diseases

Greenovia aurea is susceptible to nematode infestation and can suffer from gall mite infections. When the plants are young, they are also vulnerable to whitefly attacks. These insects suck the sap out of the leaves, which can cause yellow spots to develop on them. The plant is also prone to powdery mildew infestation if it gets too humid or wet in an area that they are growing. If you see grayish spores developing on your greenovia aurea’s foliage, then this is likely what it is.

Benefits of the greenovia aurea

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One of the main benefits of greenovia aurea is that it can be used for fertilizer. It helps to reduce CO emissions because there are no fertilizers needed in order to help plants grow faster and healthier. The nutrients found within this plant, including nitrogen oxide (NO), carbon dioxide (CO), and water vapor (HO) can be used as a fertilizer.

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Aeroponics is another method that greenovia aurea may help the environment. It requires only water and air to grow, which means no soil or fertilizers are needed for this plant to survive. Aeroponic growing systems take up less space than traditional farming methods because it does not require a lot of space, but it can be more expensive to start up.

However, the benefits that greenovia aurea bring do not stop there. One way this plant can help is by removing CO from the air and replacing it with oxygen (O). In order for plants to survive, they need carbon dioxide and release oxygen as part of a process called photosynthesis. Photosynthesis is needed for plants to grow and survive because they need the carbon dioxide that greenovia aurea can provide.

Another benefit of this plant is its ability to help clean up oil spills in water by absorbing them as part of another process called phytoremediation. During this process, greenovia aurea can absorb toxins in the ground without damaging its root system. The oil is then released from greenovia aurea into the water where it can be treated before being disposed of safely.

Uses of greenovia aurea

Dried Flowers: They can be dried and used in potpourri or as a substitute for sandalwood powder.

Culinary Uses: The flowers can be added to salads or used as an infusion for tea. They are said to have a cucumber-like flavor, which makes them very suitable for use in recipes with watermelon. If you want some of this plant’s fragrance but not enough to require the whole flower, then just sprinkle it on your dish.

Aromatherapy: The flowers can be distilled to make an essential oil with a fresh, earthy fragrance that is perfect for aromatherapy purposes (especially meditation).

Perfumery: This plant’s powerful and unusual perfume-like scent makes it very valuable for perfumery purposes. Its odor is said to be strong enough to mask the scent of other ingredients in perfumes.

Other Uses: Greenovia aurea is also known for having antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, insecticidal, and pesticidal properties. The plant can be used as an herbal tea that will help with digestion or skin ailments such as eczema or psoriasis.