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PlantFiles: Aeonium
Aeonium arboreum var. atropurpureum

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Family: Crassulaceae (krass-yoo-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Aeonium (ee-OH-nee-um) (Info)
Species: arboreum var. atropurpureum

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Category:
Cactus and Succulents

Height:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Mid Winter

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Evergreen
Burgundy
Succulent
Rubbery-Textured

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From leaf cuttings
From softwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive lhstiles On Jul 21, 2009, lhstiles from Greenbrae, CA wrote:

Grows easily and well in SF Bay area and seems to especially enjoy our wet winters and early springs. Doesn't do well if watered too much in summer. Allow it to dry right out, then occasionally water. This aeonium seems to enjoy a bit of light or dappled shade, unlike Schwartzkopf, which likes full-on sun. in the summer heat, the leaves curl inwards to protect itself, but as soon as the winter rains come, they burst open and start growing like weeds. I've really enjoyed this plant. Unfortunately the deer also seem to like them so I've had to cover them with fine netting or spray them with deer repellent in the summer. A beautiful plant, easy to propagate.

Positive palmbob On Apr 24, 2008, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

This is one of the most common Aeoniums in cultivation, far more common than Aeonium arboreum green form. Just about every home garden center and nursery selling succulents will have some of these on their shelves. It is a super easy grower, though gets tall and over-heavy after a few years and needs to be pruned back severely or it will crash to the ground in a heap. Easy to start from cuttings or just from branches snapped off. Leaves are nearly green in shade but can get nearly as dark as Aeonium arboreum Zwartkop in bright sunlight. Standard partial shade color is purple near the leaf tips, particularly on the older leaves, while the new, forming leaves are bright, light green.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Brentwood, California
Greenbrae, California
Reseda, California
San Jose, California
Simi Valley, California
Vista, California



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