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Aeonium Features: An Overview
Aeoniums are perennial succulents that form rosettes. The fleshy triangular leaves can be green, yellow, red, or even purple, depending on the specie you choose. A mature aeonium succulent can grow from 2 to 60 inches.
These succulents are native to the Canary Islands, but can also be found in East Africa, Morocco, and Madeira. The Canary Islands are often regarded as the place with eternal spring since winters are unusually warm. The climate there is Mediterranian. Therefore, aeoniums can adapt to a variety of temperatures all around the globe.
Aeoniums are sometimes confused with other species of succulents. They are often mistaken for echeverias, graptopetalums, and pachyverias. All of them have similarily shaped rosettes.
Several Aeonium species form shrubs. These can be up to 60 inches tall. The elongated stems have rosettes at the top.
Wild aeoniums prefer solitude, and you can find them living alone on rocky hillsides. They grow in clusters and stay away from other plants.
Aeoniums will need at least six hours of sunlight to develop fully colored leaves.
Once an aeonium succulent matures, it can produce flowers on a stem. The stem is about 8 inches tall, and the flowers are grouped at the tip. The flowers can be pink, red, white, yellow, or gold. The color once again depends on the specie. It is good to know that aeoniums are monocarpic. So once the stem and the flower reach the end of the lifecycle, they will die. You could propagate the succulent before it blooms.
Winter is the growing season for these succulents. However, they can’t stand frost or cold weather. If you live in such a place, keep your aeoniums indoors. On the other hand, aeoniums can survive droughts because of their unique way of storing water inside the leaves.
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