Posted: 04/01/2015 at 07:25
Aeonium - it needs a sunny spot garden in the summer but it needs frost-free conditions in the winter.
Keep it fairly dry at the roots in the winter. In the spring cut it back to about eight inches as suggested, and repot it in a mixture of John Innes No 2 loambased compost and about one third horticultural grit. Put it outside in a sunny spot after the last frosts (usually end of May/beg of June) and bring it indoors again before the first autumn frost.
Hopefully it will shoot again from the bottom and you'll get the lovely black leaves again - it needs good sunny light for these to develop.
Have a read here http://www.hardytropicals.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=108&t=7132 and you'll learn how to take cuttings and make more plants too
You could even use the top for a cutting when you cut it back.