Aeonium

 

Aeoniums originate from northern Africa and islands close by. They produce succulent rosettes of waxy leaves, generally at the end of naked stems. Depending on the plant, and the species, the leaves can have attractive variegations.

Each rosette die after blooming and setting seeds. In some species, since the plants do not produce any offsets or side rosettes, it will die completely after blooming. These species are propagated by seeds.

Most species are fall and spring growers, and should be watered and fed regularly at these periods. Fall is also a good time for rooting cuttings. When the plants are getting older, it is often a good idea to cut and replant the terminal rosettes to prevent legginess. This has the added benefit of preventing the plant from reaching the size at which it will bloom.

Species and varieties
Aeonium arboreum (Tree Aeonium)
Aeonium arboreum 'Luteovariegatum'
Aeonium balsamiferum
Aeonium canariense
Aeonium davidbramwellii
Aeonium decorum
Aeonium floribundum
Aeonium glutinosum
Aeonium gomerense
Aeonium haworthii 'Variegated' (Haworth's Aeonium)
Aeonium leucoblepharum
Aeonium lindleyi
Aeonium manriqueorum cv. 'Zwartkop' (Aeonium 'Zwartkop')
Aeonium pseudourbicum
Aeonium sedifolium
Aeonium simsii
Aeonium spathulatum
Aeonium tabuliforme
Aeonium undulatum (Saucer-plant)
Aeonium undulatum ssp. 'Pseudotabuliforme' (Saucer Plant)
Aeonium urbicum (Ďdinner Platterˇ Rosettes To 8­10 In)
Aeonium arboreum synonym of Aeonium manriqueorum cv. 'Zwartkop' (Aeonium 'Zwartkop')
Aeonium bertoletianum synonym of Aeonium tabuliforme
Aeonium caespitosum synonym of Aeonium simsii
Aeonium ciliatum var. palmensis synonym of Aeonium davidbramwellii
Aeonium ciliatum ssp. praegeri synonym of Aeonium davidbramwellii
Aeonium decorum synonym of Aeonium haworthii 'Variegated' (Haworth's Aeonium)
Aeonium decorum synonym of Aeonium arboreum 'Luteovariegatum'
Aeonium domesticum synonym of Aichryson domesticum
Aeonium korneliuslemsii synonym of Aeonium arboreum (Tree Aeonium)
Aeonium macrolepum synonym of Aeonium tabuliforme
Aeonium tortuosum synonym of Aichryson tortuosum (Gouty Houseleek)

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