Aeonium arboreum

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Origin:

Canary Islands

Description:

Family: Crassulaceae

This is a medium sized Aeonium growing to approximately 3 feet with many branches. Leaves are green with purple margins which become more intensely colored in direct sun.

Habitat:
Found throughout the Canary Islands and the west coast of Morocco, where it grows on rocky cliffs and sand dunes.

Cultivation:
Does well outdoors in the bay area as a potted plant or landscape specimen. Plant in well draining media. This plant is from a winter rainfall region, but can receive water throughout the year in cultivation. Should be watered about once every 2 weeks, always allowing time for the soil to dry out between waterings. This plant does not like extreme heat and can fry if the temperatures rise above 100°F for long periods. Aeoniums are monocarpic so branches die back after flowering, but plants will generally re-branch from lower stems.

Characteristics:

Temperature: Hardy to 28F

Full Sun to Part Sun to Part Shade

Ultra Soil Blend

Low Water

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