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Aeonium leucoblepharum
Scientific Name: Aeonium leucoblepharum Webb ex A. Richard
Synonym: Sempervivum leucoblepharum, Sempervivum chrysanthum
Family: Crassulaceae
Aeonium  leucoblepharum
Aeonium leucoblepharum at the Huntington Gardens (ISI 90-37, HBG 57895)
Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 9b-11

Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 28F (-2C) or a little less for short periods

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 50F (10C)

Heat Tolerance: Very questionable in Phoenix, avoid direct sun in summer

Sun Exposure: Full sun in cooler climates, light shade in summer in hot climates

Origin: Northeastern Africa, Ethiopia, Kenya

Growth Habits: Succulent shrub, branching stems, leaves up to 3.5 inches long (9 cm)

Watering Needs: Moderate water, tolerant of humidity in winter, but needs good drainage


Aeonium leucoblepharum is quite a variable species that several authors have proposed to split, the main criteria being the pubescence of leaves and inflorescence.

Aeonium leucoblepharum at Kew RBG (1990 1893)

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