Aeonium aizoon

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Aeonium aizoon (Bolle) T.Mes

Crassulaceae

Life form: perennial
Usage: ornamental plant

Exposure: half shade   10

Moisture: moderately moist bis Moisture: moist

Soil: gritty loam

Arrangement: rosette
Leaves: evergreen

Shape: spatulate

Division: simple

Shape: five-stellate
Fruit: follicle

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Inflorescence: cyme

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Rosidae
Superordo:
Saxifraganae
Ordo:
Saxifragales

Aeonium aizoon is a succulent perennial.

Naming

Taxonomy

Aeonium aizoon is a species in the genus Aeonium which contains approximately 84 to 99 species and belongs to the family of the Crassulaceae (Stonecrop Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The perennials reach heights of 2 to 5 centimetres.

Leaves

Aeonium aizoon is evergreen. The dark-green, simple leaves are in rosettes. They are spatulate, entire and sessile.

Flowers and Fruits

Aeonium aizoon produces cymes of yellow five-stellate flowers in May.

The perennials produce follicles.

Root System

Distribution

Aeonium aizoon is native to the Canary Islands.

Cultivation

The perennials prefer a half-shady situation on fresh to moist soil. The substrate should be gritty loam. They tolerate temperatures only above at least 1°C (USDA zone 10). Under glass use cactus compost.

Uses

The perennials are suited for cultivation in a cold house and temperate house. Suited as indoor plant.

Maintenance and Propagation

  • For healthy growth apply a compound fertilizer every 2 months during growth.
  • Water freely in summer, do not water in winter. allow the soil to become almost completely dry in between watering.
  • temperature in winter should be 10°C.

Propagate by sowing in spring at 20 °C. Also by rooting leaf rosettes in early summer at 18 °C.

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Honeydew, galls and distorted leaves are a sign for an infestation with aphids. Use an insecticide or control biologically , e.g. with parasitic wasps or predators such as Aphidoletes aphidimyza.

Waxy fibres and honeydew on leaves and shoots indicate an infestation with mealybugs. Apply insecticide or control biologically with predatory ladybirds.

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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