Aichryson x domesticum 'Variegatum'


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Plant type

Cactus or succulent

Flower colour






Skill level


photo by Lynne Brotchie, copyright GAP Photos (125822)

Plant details

This succulent has branching diamond-shaped leaves, which are dark green edged in creamy white. Occasionally shoots are produced that are completely white, adding to the appeal of this indoor plant. In early summer, bright yellow star-shaped flowers appear. It needs to be grown in loam-based compost with added grit in a sunny position. Water moderately at all times and feed three to four times between spring and autumn with a balanced liquid fertiliser.

Family: Crassulaceae

Genus: Aichryson

Species: x domesticum

Cultivar: Variegatum

Plant type: Cactus or succulent

Flower colour: Yellow

Foliage colour: Silver variegation

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light

Hardiness: Tender

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 15cm

Spread: 40cm

Time to take cuttings: April to July

Flowering period: June to June

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