Easy Greenovia Dodrentalis Care Tips

Greenovia dodrentalis

Last updated on August 14th, 2022 at 06:37 pm

Greenovia dodrentalis, also called Aeonium dodrantalis, is a green succulent plant that grows in the Mediterranean region. It has green leaves with white stripes and can grow up to 2 feet tall. Aeonium dodrantale is an easy-to-grow houseplant that will add color to your home for many years!

It is a green plant with deep green leaves. It has an oval shape with spines on the edges of its petioles. The greenovia dodrentalis can be grown in many different types of soil, but it prefers well-drained, sandy soil that does not have any lime or limestone mixed into it. When grown outdoors, this plant is drought tolerant and thrives in dry climates without too much heat.

Origin and Distribution

Greenovia dodrentalis

A greenovia dodrentalis is a succulent plant that can be found naturally in the Canary Islands and Morocco. It produces green flowers. The greenovia dodrentalis has been cultivated as an ornamental plant for more than 50 years now, especially in California where it flourishes well due to its Mediterranean climate conditions.

The greenovia dodrentalis is a popular ornamental plant that can be found in private gardens and public places such as botanical gardens. It has also been shown to have excellent potential for use in rockeries due to its hardiness, drought tolerance, and easy propagation by cuttings, and wide range of growth forms.

A greenovia dodrentalis grows well in full sunlight and partial shade. It can be propagated through cuttings, seeds, or offsets (also known as pups). It is a slow-growing plant that reaches about 50 cm tall and 60 cm wide when it has fully matured.

Greenovia dodrentalis propagation

Greenovia dodrentalis

Greenovia dodrentalis can be propagated by two methods, though the first method is preferred. Cuttings taken in winter are most successful and should be potted immediately upon arrival to your home for best results. If you don’t have time to pot them right away, you will need a well-draining medium, such as sand.

Echinocactus Grusonii "Golden Barrel Cactus"

Simply place the greenovia dodrentalis cuttings into small pots that are filled with well-draining soil and keep them in an area where they get plenty of sunlight for about six to eight hours each day. For best results, you should also use a heating mat (one without any heat vents) to keep it warm. Aeonium greenovia dodrentalis propagated from cuttings will take anywhere from three to four months before they can be transplanted into a larger pot or directly in your garden.

Greenovia dodrentalis care

Greenovia dodrentalis

Aeonium dodrentalis is a winter-growing succulent but it requires hot, dry summers. For this reason, greenovia should be grown in an area that receives plenty of sunlight and has good air circulation to keep the humidity low. A well-drained medium such as sand or pumice stone mixed with soil will help to prevent root rot and the plant should be watered thoroughly once every two weeks.

Aeonium greenovia dodrentalis is not very drought tolerant, so it shouldn’t be allowed to dry out fully between waterings. If the leaves pucker or “crisp up” this means that you should start watering it more frequently.

Light requirements

Lighting is not strictly necessary for greenovia, but it brightens up the tank and makes plants look more vibrant. Greenovia does best with light levels of about 0.45 watts per gallon (0.60 w/g) during its growing period; half that amount should be added in its rest phase.

Soil/potting mix

Soil/potting mix for greenovia dodrentalis can be any standard potting soil with good drainage. Greenovia is not picky about the type of container it grows in, as long as it’s well-drained and never waterlogged. It’s very helpful to use a plant stand on which you can place a tray filled with rocks and water. This way, you will be able to give the plant a little bit of extra humidity without having to worry about over-watering it.

Aloe Aristata (lace aloe) Care


Water your plant when the soil is dry, about twice a week. The time it takes to feel that it has become mostly dry will vary depending on temperature and humidity levels inside of the home or office in which you are growing your plant. If you live in an area where there is high temperatures around 70 degrees Fahrenheit, you should water your plant once a week.

If the soil is still wet after watering or if you are growing the greenovia dodrentalis in an area where temperatures are particularly high, it’s likely that roots have started to grow out of the drainage holes at its base and may be sitting in a pool of water. You can avoid this by using a fast-draining soil mixture and paying close attention to the weight of the pot when you’re watering it so that you don’t overwater.


Greenovia dodrentalis is a perennial with an underground system of tubers. It has very low nutrient requirements but does benefit from being watered in times of drought. Its rhizomes are particularly adapted to survive at lower temperatures (to -23°C), which makes it well suited for cold climates like the UK and Scandinavia.


The optimal temperature for germination is 20°C, but it can also sprout at lower and higher temperatures.

Temperature is very important when growing greenovia dodrentalis. It should be between 75-85 degrees Fahrenheit during the day and 60-70 degrees Fahrenheit at night.


Humidity is a measure of how much water vapor there is in the air. Warm air holds more moisture than cold air, so high humidity means that it will rain or snow soon. This can be good for plants because they need lots of water to grow well themselves! The ideal humidity range is between 75% and 85%.

Pruning greenovia dodrentalis

Pruning is an important practice to encourage healthy growth. If pruning isn’t done, the plant will become susceptible to disease and might not be as resistant to it in future years. Pruning also makes greenovia dodrentalis safer for people around them because branches are removed that can cause damage or injury.

Senecio Mandraliscae 'Blue Chalk Sticks'

When to repot

When your plant becomes root-bound, it’s time for repotting. This occurs when the roots have filled up the container and are growing out of drainage holes or cracks in its pot. You can tell if a bonsai is a root-bound by gently squeezing the sides of its container – if there are no gaps between your fingers then the plant is too crowded.


Bonsai plants, such as greenovia dodrentalis, need to go dormant for a period of time during winter. They aren’t as vigorous and will grow slowly, if at all. If you bring your bonsai inside or into a greenhouse then it can continue growing throughout the year without going dormant.

Flowers & Fragrance

Greenovia dodrentalis

Greenovia Dodrentalis has green and white variegated leaves with a pinkish tinge. It flowers during spring, producing green and cream-colored fragrant blossoms that last for several weeks.

Growth rate

Greenovia Dodrentalis grows quickly and is ideal for beginners. It has green leaves with cream variegation that’s edged in green. In spring, it produces green-and-white fragrant flowers


Greenovia dodrentalis is toxic to dogs and cats, so you should keep your greenovia bonsai away from pets or small children.

USDA Hardiness Zones

Greenovia dodrentalis is hardy to USDA zone 11.

Pests and diseases

Greenovia dodrentalis is susceptible to powdery mildew, white rust, and leaf spots. Diseases are best controlled by planting in well-drained soil at the recommended spacing.