Aeonium 'zwartkop' dormancy
I just recently acquired a small Aeonium zwartkop. I had one of these a few years ago and it did not thrive for me. I've read in several places that this plant is dormant in the summer and grows during the winter, and so watering should be sparse in the summer and more intensive during the winter.
Wanted to get some input from the users here and see what you do. What I'm unclear on is whether the plant's dormancy cycle is affected by its surroundings. For instance, while it may go dormant in the summer in its natural environment, how does being placed in a window sill in Manhattan alter things? These are beautiful plants and I'd like to succeed with this one, so I'd like to get this figured out. Your input/advice/suggestions are appreciated.