Tropical – shrubby, climbing, sprawling arms; night-blooming
Large stem caudex with taproot; vining w/broad lobed leaves
Caudex to 8ft. prefers shade while the 6ft. long vines prefer sun; keep warm and dry in winter
Tree-like caudiciform 2 feet around and 10 feet tall
Rare; large caudex base with long stems, bonsai style. Dry in winter.
Large caudex base with long stems, small pink flowers. Bloom food in spring.
Caudex base with long stems. Often hybridized for a variety of flowers.
Very rare. Grows in rocky soils in areas with high winds off the horn of Africa. Large caudex to 8ft. Pale pink flowers, not often seen in cultivation.
Caudex base with tall stems, strappy leaves
Caudex base with long stems, bonsai style, flowers when young. Dwarf, shrubby.
Small, thick curly-edged leaves, to 4″ across with aerial roots
Slow growing, spotted grey-green leaves. Rot prone. Make sure you have very fast draining soil.
South African dense clumps of succulent leaves, spring bloomer
Round, purple-spotted leaves, to 4″ tall; leaves drop and root easily.
Stiff, upright w/arching leaves; pink/purple flowers
2ft. terrestrial bromeliad; stiff leaves w/pinkish bloom stalks
Long recurved leaves turn bright red when rosette is ready to bloom and will produce many small lavender flowers.
Red-tipped gray-green leaves; delicate rosettes to 8″
A. decorum “Berry Nice”
Forms full mounds of 4″ rosettes. Colorful leaves with red edges and central stripe.
A. canariense x A. arboreum
Dense clumps of green rosettes with a blush color spreading from the edges to the center with more sun. Yellow flowers.
Aeonium canariense hybrid, discovered in Santa Barbara. 2 to 3 ft. tall. Broad 18″ rosettes.
Dense, shrubby to 3ft.+; green w/red edges, darker in sun
Large dinner-plate rosettes, dark leaves in full sun, to 6′ tall+
White-edged green leaves; delicate rosettes to 8″
3ft.; Green, dark-red-tipped leaves turn more red in sun
Shrub to 2′, dark purple-edged leaves
A. tabuliforme “Green Star”
Large flat broad rosettes, many branches, to 12″h.
Low growing with narrow green leaves and red tips in full sun. Shade-tolerant. Can quickly pack in lots of 6″ rosettes tightly spaced.
A. haworthii hybrid
Small rosettes, shrubby to 2ft, with variable green, pink, and yellow leaves.
Large colorful variegated hybrid; stems to 16″h.