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PlantFiles: Aeonium
Aeonium 'Sunburst'

Family: Crassulaceae (krass-yoo-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Aeonium (ee-OH-nee-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Sunburst

4 vendors have this plant for sale.

17 members have or want this plant for trade.

Cactus and Succulents

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

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)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Mid Winter

Grown for foliage

Other details:
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
From semi-hardwood cuttings
Allow cut surface to callous over before planting

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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4 positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral Grammlen On Mar 31, 2013, Grammlen from Sparta, GA wrote:

I just received this plant today, and I'm very anxious to see how it does in Central Georgia. It looks very interesting . I'll keep you posted.

Positive thistlesifter On Aug 3, 2008, thistlesifter from Vista, CA wrote:

This plant is an opportunistic grower. With mosture It grows very well and easily in all seasons in mild climates like its native Mediterranean-style climate.

It grows in full sun year round in North San Diego County 7 miles from Pacific Coast where it often reaches up to 18" in diameter.

It appears to be a form of Davidbramwellii. It very well may be one of the many cultivar hybrids that stay relatively true in seedlings with reversion to variegation from its seeded parent. It has some resemblance to some of the dozen or so images of the species davidbramwellii captured in situ in In Rudolf Schulz's "Aeoium In Habitat and Cultivation". The authors indicate that "The plant appears to be a form of davidbramwellii.".


Positive superpepper On Jul 3, 2008, superpepper from Lauderhill, FL (Zone 10a) wrote:

Beautiful plant. I have it on a south facing balcony kind of sheltered by other potted plants.

It got some sunburn a couple weeks ago when we had 110 degree temps, but other than that, easy to grow!

Positive palmbob On Jun 22, 2006, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

THis is one of my favorite Aeoniums, and I find it very easy to grow here in California. From a cutting, just stick in soil, and I have yet to have one not take. Howeve, in THIS inland climate, it is NOT a good full sun plant, at least in the summer. I have many cuttings/plants growing around the yard, and all the ones in summer get necrotic patches on the leaves, and the rosettes shrink a bit (see latest photo). The great thing about them, other than the spectacular colors, is they slowly change their color patterns over a year period, rarely looking the same from month to month. Sometimes they are nearly pure pale yellow, others pale green, but most of the time, some striped transition in between.

Neutral albleroy On Feb 27, 2003, albleroy from Wavre/ greenhous +/- 2500 species, IA wrote:

This plant is the result of selection in cultivation.

Positive DougC On Feb 26, 2003, DougC from Los Angeles, CA (Zone 10a) wrote:

The Rosettes do best during the summer months, then they become more variegated and margins more pinkish color.
Dormant during the summer months and starts growing during the Autumn. Flowers during the mid winter to late winter.

Native of: Canary Island and Mediterranean area.


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

Calistoga, California
Clayton, California
Encinitas, California
Escondido, California
Fairfield, California
Hayward, California
Los Angeles, California
Pleasant Hill, California
Reseda, California
Richmond, California
Sacramento, California
San Anselmo, California
San Diego, California (2 reports)
San Dimas, California
San Francisco, California
San Jose, California
San Leandro, California
Simi Valley, California
Vista, California (3 reports)
North Port, Florida
Henderson, Nevada
Graham, Washington
Seattle, Washington

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