Aeonium canariense


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Key information

Plant type

Cactus or succulent

Flower colour



Dramatic foliage



Skill level


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Plant details

A short-lived, succulent perennial which will eventually form a rosette that can be 40cm (16in)across. These are composed of fresh green, spoon-shaped leaves covered both sides with thick, velvety down and with the inner leaves folded up somewhat to form a cup. Very large panicles of pale yellow flowers appear in early spring.

Family: Crassulaceae

Genus: Aeonium

Species: canariense

Plant type: Cactus or succulent

Flower colour: Yellow

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Dramatic foliage

Sun exposure: Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Dry, Sandy

Hardiness: Tender

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 20cm

Spread: 50cm

Time to take cuttings: April to July

Flowering period: March to April

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