Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Plant profile: Aeonium

Aeonium haworthii
with A. arboreum "Zwartkop"
in the background

Aeonium arboreum
Aeonium is a genus of about 35 species of succulent plants that are very easy to grow and propagate, require little water, and are common in Bay area gardens.

Latin name: Aeonium spp. ("ay-OH-nee-um")
Common name: Aeonium
Originally from: The Canary Islands, Madeira, Morocco and in eastern Africa.
Blooms: Yellow, cream or white cones of flowers are produced - the bees love them. After blooming, some species die. With a bit of luck you have plenty of others growing at the base though!
Light: Full sun to part shade.
Water: Don't need extra water, although some of them like the occasional sip in hot weather.
Where to find in P. Garden: Along the cactus wall, and in both of the round middle beds.
Aeonium davidbramwelli
Aeonium leucoblepharum?
A. percarneum?

These are fun, easy plants. We have the following types:

Aeonium leucoblepharum? percarneum?
Aeonium arboreum "Atropurpureum"
Aeonium canariense
Aeonium davidbramwelli
Aeonium haworthii
Aeonium haworthii "Kiwi"
Aeonium arboreum "Zwartkop"
Aeonium nobile

Aeonium arboreum
Aeonium arboreum

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