Aeoniums are winter growers and may go dormant in hot, dry summers. During dormancy, the rosettes may reduce size as the basal leaves drop and the remaining leaves curl inward; reduce water during this time. Full sun only in coastal or cooler climates. Provide partial shade in hot climates. Water regularly during the first growing season to establish a deep root system. Water sparingly during the winter months. Provide lean, loose, well-drained, sandy soil. After flowering, the rosette surrounding the flowers dies back after it has bloomed out. Prune to remove the stem after it has flowered.