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Aeonium tabuliforme AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Cactus/Succulent or Conservatory/Greenhouse

Habit

Tufted

Resilience

Hardiness

H1c (heated greenhouse - warm temperate)

Colour

Flower

Yellow in Spring

Foliage

Pale Green in Autumn, Spring, Summer and Winter

Size

Ultimate height

Up to 10 cm

Ultimate spread

0.1-0.5 metres

Time to ultimate height

10-20 years


Preferred common name

flat-topped aeonium

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. tabuliforme is a succulent biennial or perennial forming a compact, flat rosette of overlapping, fleshy light green leaves. Large panicles of small, starry yellow flowers

Synonym(s)

  • Aeonium berthelotianum
  • Aeonium macrolepum

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