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Aeonium canariense

Family: Crassulaceae (krass-yoo-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Aeonium (ee-OH-nee-um) (Info)
Species: canariense (kuh-nair-ee-EN-see) (Info)

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Cactus and Succulents

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 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:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

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Bloom Color:
Pale Yellow

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring

Grown for foliage

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:
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Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
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Seed Collecting:
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2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive catt0es On May 14, 2012, catt0es from Fairfield, CA wrote:

Palm bob, indeed they are. But they take a while to bloom and in the meantime make tons of offsets. I started with maybe 20 mother plants, and now I've got hundreds. My first, a canariense, has grown to a 5 by 3.5 foot bush, and has had its massive flower spikes for 1 whole year. The rest of them I propagate so they look like 2 foot lollipops. This way, they don't topple. I don't know how I ended up with so many varieties, my guess is their hybrid strains must revert to some relative. I'm waiting on my plant stock license so I can sell them maybe. I see your a succulent guru. If you wanna trade stuff just let me know.

Positive hanna1 On Jul 6, 2004, hanna1 from Castro Valley, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

So easy to grow here and down Southern Ca, i just stick in the ground, and up they come, whether you want them or not. Very attractive

Neutral palmbob On Mar 18, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Bright green rosettes on branching stems with short, white barely visible fuzz on leaves. I am not sure, but I think Aoeniums are monocarpic (mine have been)... right? Rosettes open up to 8" across.


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

Fremont, California
Greenbrae, California
Reseda, California
Richmond, California
San Francisco, California
San Jose, California
Sonoma, California

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