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Gouty Houseleek
Scientific Name: Aichryson tortuosum (Ait) Webb & Berth.
Synonym: Sempervivum tortuosum, Aeonium tortuosum
Family: Crassulaceae
Gouty Houseleek (Aichryson  tortuosum) Heat Tolerance: Difficult to keep alive in Phoenix in summer

Sun Exposure: Light shade

Origin: Canary Islands

Growth Habits: Succulent subshrub perennial, up to 8 inches tall (20 cm)

Watering Needs:


This plant is occasionally encountered in collections of inexpensive succulents. It is generally mislabelled. The one on picture 1 was labelled Crassula phyturus (thanks to Steve Jankalski for pointing the mistake)
Sometimes misspelled "tortulosum".

Gouty Houseleek (Aichryson  tortuosum)

Blooming Habits:
Golden yellow star-shaped flowers, in late spring.

Fruiting Habits:

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