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Aeonium sedifolium
Scientific Name: Aeonium sedifolium (Webb ex Bolle) J. Pitard & L. Proust
Synonym: Sempervivum masferreri, Aichryson sedifolium, Sempervivum sedifolium
Family: Crassulaceae
Aeonium  sedifolium
Aeonium sedifolium at Holly Gate Nursery
Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 10-11

Frost Tolerance: Keep above 40F (4C)

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 50F (10C)

Heat Tolerance: As most other Aeoniums, very questionable in Phoenix in summer

Sun Exposure: Light shade

Origin: Canary Islands (Tenerife, La Palma)

Growth Habits: Succulent plant, up to 16 inches tall (40 cm), leaves less than 0.5 inches long (1.2 cm)

Watering Needs: Water regularly during the growing period, once a month the rest of the year

Propagation: Seeds, cuttings

Aeonium sedifolium is one of the smaller Aeonium with more rounded, looser leaves that the average plant in the genus. The name "sedifolium" comes from the Latin for "with Sedum leaves", referring to the shape of these leaves.
The rosettes tend to lose their leaves during the resting season.

Blooming Habits:
Yellow flowers.

Fruiting Habits:

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