A. arboreum v. atropurpureum “Schwartzkopf”
Medium to large Aeonium from 3 to 5ft tall, with many branches and very dark purple rosettes in full sun.
This is a named selection of Aeonium arboreum, which is found on Gran Carnaria in the Canary Islands.
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.