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Green Rose Buds
Scientific Name: Greenovia aurea (C. Sm.) Webb & Berthel.
Family: Crassulaceae
Green Rose Buds (Greenovia  aurea)
Greenovia aurea at Bach's Nursery
Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 9b-10

Frost Tolerance: Hardy in Phoenix

Heat Tolerance: Needs afternoon shade in summer

Sun Exposure: Light shade

Origin: Canary Islands

Growth Habits: Succulent rosettes, up to 10 inches in diameter (25 cm)

Watering Needs:

Propagation: Offsets and seeds

The related Greenovia diplocycla is sometimes available in cultivation, it can be recognized to the ciliate margins of the young leaves. Contrarily to G. aurea, it does not offset and is generally propagated by seeds.

Copyright Peter en Gerda van der Puyl

Blooming Habits:
Greenovia aurea has large creamy yellow flowers in May and June. The rosette that produced the flowers dies after setting seeds.

Fruiting Habits:

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