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|Positive ||DracoVolans ||On Aug 4, 2009, DracoVolans from Crestline, CA (Zone 7b) wrote:
Another plant that seems to survive damned near anything. :)
Drought and abuse-tolerant, I see these growing all over the place down here (Valley Village, CA and Los Angeles), probably because of their dry, hot-weather hardiness.
I got mine from the garbage, actually. My In-Laws had been tidying up their yard, and I guess this species had overgrown to the point where they felt they had to thin them out. I found my now growing-happily plant in their garden-recycling. :P I snaked it from that doom and took it home. It seemed a bit withered and dry, so I stuck the end into my big watering can for a couple of days. Seemed to like that. Arial roots are a definite thing with this plant- it will attempt to root anywhere. :)
|Positive ||palmbob ||On May 25, 2008, palmbob from Tarzana, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:
This is probably the hardiest and easiest of all the Aeoniums to grow. It has small, thick somewhat rough, thick dull green leaves that make rosettes about 2"-3" in diameter. Leaf margins have slight roughness or teeth. Stems are thin, highly branched and woody, often forming arial roots, particularly if getting pot bound or in moist conditions. Extremely easy plant to propagate by just snapping off stems and shoving end in ground. Grows almost too well, and I am having to remove some large shrubs of this from all over the garden where once it was a tiny plant.
Variegated version has a separate entry, but is also highly popular, and called 'Kiwi'.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
, (2 reports)
Castro Valley, California
Los Angeles, California
Manhattan Beach, California
Pleasant Hill, California
San Francisco, California
San Jose, California
San Leandro, California
Valley Village, California