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Plant Species of the genus Aeonium

Information about this genus
Name: Aeonium
Cultivation: CULTIVATION: As with most succulents, aeoniums are very drought tolerant once established. They demand full sun and perfect drainage, and in the wild can often be found precariously balanced on the most precipitous slopes with their roots anchored in the crevices between rocks. They are easily propagated by removing rooted basal suckers, by treating the rosettes as cuttings or raised from seed.
Description: A genus of around 30 species of often shrubby and woody-stemmed succulents with terminal rosettes of fleshy leaves. While centered on the Canary Islands and Madeira, representatives of the genus can also be found in eastern and northern Africa and in the Middle East. Their branches, often arranged rather like a multi-headed candlestick, are brittle and covered with a papery bark that sometimes peels from around the base of the stems. Pyramidal inflorescences of tiny flowers, usually yellow but sometimes pink, red or white, develop in the centers of the rosettes and are followed by brown seed heads that are not very attractive and which are best removed.

Specie Vernacular Zone
Aeonium arboreum 9?10
Aeonium ciliatum 9?10
Aeonium percarneum 9?10

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