I have taken pictures of my Big Blue Pot of aeoniums over the years. I have seen photos of other people's blooming aeoniums but this one would never bloom. Then starting before winter one of my aeoniun flowers began to elongate. It was really interesting to watch. I was worried about it because it stuck out over the sidewalk. I threatened everyone with bodily harm if they broke it off! LOL Everyone was careful and it has now started opening up! It got a little freeze burned on the other side but I am still pleased.
This is a shot of the Big Blue Pot taken last year. It is a bit bigger now and the Kalanchoe panamensis at the bottom of the pot has gone crazy. It's crawling all over!
Here's some info on aeoniums for you. Hopefully some of it will be helpful. They are winter growers and there root system is very small compared to the plant. Some varieties leaves will change color with the seasons. This one in particular does this. In the winter and early spring it is very red and it gets greener with the hot weather. They do like to have a bit more water in the summer than a lot of succulents. Many varieties will actually go into a kind of dormancy in the summer. They need to be kept out of the scorching heat as they will sunburn. But in the shade and given water they may will grow slowly.
They do not like to be in freezing weather. They actually look like they have melted if they have been frozen. But as long as the freezing weather does not last long (more than one evening or so) your plants will probably come back to life as it gets warmer. Just make sure to cut away any dead parts of the plants and remove fallen leaves to prevent rotting and bug attraction. My Big Blue Pot has done really well over the years without being covered. It could be the kind of aeonium that it is or the fact that I have the pot placed right against the house.
They store the water in the stems and leaves. So if they start wrinkling it's time for lots of water. They also will get air roots off of the stems if they start getting a bit leggy. They are easy to propogate. Just break or cut off one of the 'flowers' with a good part of stem. Wait a week for the cut off portion to harden over. Then stick the stem in your potting soil 2 or 3 inches if possible. Water as necessary and before you know it, it will take off!
Happy planting and have a great week!