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British Columbia, Canada
May 29, 2020 12:09 PM CST
|I've been putting my succulent outside on our sundeck instead of inside and I've noticed the leaves are starting to brown and curl along the edges. Is it getting sunburned? Or am I overwatering?
Also, if anyone knows the species, that'd be great to learn too! :)
May 29, 2020 12:17 PM CST
|It is an Aeonium, maybe "Kiwi".
Aeoniums have an annual cycle of growth (fall through spring) and rest (summer) and you may note your plant is in decline for the next few months, but it should perk back up come fall. Do not try to compensate for shrinking rosettes and smaller leaves by watering more often in summer. That will not help and could make things worse.
Be careful when you move an indoor plant outside into the sun not to give it too much, too soon. Indoor sun is different from outdoor sun in a fundamental way because regular window glass blocks most of the UV rays. Your Aeonium will need time to build up resistance to the UV in outdoor sun. So gradually, over the course of weeks, move it from bright shade or filtered light to maybe a little morning sun, then maybe a little more sun, for best results. These plants can take day-long sun during summer in a mild climate (like coastal BC) once they have had a gradual adjustment period, but they probably do not benefit from more than half a day of direct sun if you can provide that.
More about the genus (and lots of pictures) here:
The Aeoniums Database
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