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PlantFiles: Aeonium
Aeonium simsii

Family: Crassulaceae (krass-yoo-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Aeonium (ee-OH-nee-um) (Info)
Species: simsii (SIM-see-eye) (Info)

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Cactus and Succulents

under 6 in. (15 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

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

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Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer


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

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral palmbob On Nov 30, 2010, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

I had seen hybrids of this for years but never came across the pure species until just recently... it is no wonder it is not a commonly grown plant... it is a low-growing, very soft, flismy-leaved plant that frankly looks a lot more like a weed than a rare succulent. Leaves have a row of fine, parallel hairs along the leaf margins. It is unlike any other Aeonium I have seen.

Positive dennisware On Dec 23, 2004, dennisware from Guelph, ON (Zone 5b) wrote:

Beautiful foliage before blooming. Cut back after blooming.


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

Carlsbad, California
Napa, California
Richmond, California
San Leandro, California

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