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Aeonium haworthii AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Cactus/Succulent or Conservatory/Greenhouse

Habit

Bushy

Resilience

Hardiness

H1c (heated greenhouse - warm temperate)

Colour

Flower

Pink, White and Yellow in Spring

Foliage

Green and Grey/Silver in Autumn, Spring, Summer and Winter

Size

Ultimate height

0.1-0.5 metres

Ultimate spread

0.1-0.5 metres

Time to ultimate height

10-20 years


Preferred common name

pinwheel

Family

Crassulaceae


Aeonium are evergreen succulents often of shrubby habit, with fleshy leaves in terminal rosettes on the shoots, and racemes or panicles of small, star-shaped flowers with numerous narrow petals

A. haworthii is an evergreen subshrub, each branch ending with a fleshy rosette of broad grey-green leaves. Panicles of small pale yellow or pink-tinged flowers

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun

Aspect

  • South-facing or East-facing
  • Sheltered

Cultivation

Grow under glass in a standard cactus compost, in bright, filtered light. When in growth water moderately and feed every two or three weeks with a balanced liquid feed. Keep almost dry in the winter

Soil

  • Well-drained
  • Neutral, Alkaline or Acid
  • Loam or Sand

Propagation

Propagate by seed sown at 19-24ºC in spring or by cuttings of rosettes kept at 18ºC and barely moist until rooted

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Mediterranean Climate Plants or Patio/Container Plants


How to care

Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

May be attacked by aphids and mealybugs

Diseases

Generally disease free