Aeonium canariense var. palmense
Aeonium canariense var. palmense Wolf
Aeonium canariense var. palmense is a succulent perennial.
Aeonium canariense var. palmense was already described and the name validly published by Konrad Hermann Heinrich Christ based on a prior description by Philip Barker Webb. It was Ho Yih Liu, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1989.
The perennials have a mat-forming habit and reach heights of 5 to 10 centimetres.
Aeonium canariense var. palmense is evergreen. The mid-green, simple leaves are in rosettes. They are obovate, ciliate and sessile.
Flowers and Fruits
Aeonium canariense var. palmense produces cymes of pink many-stellate flowers from June to August.
The perennials produce follicles.
Aeonium canariense var. palmense is native to Switzerland and northern Italy.
The perennials prefer a sunny situation on moist soil. The substrate should be gritty-loamy and comparatively poor. They tolerate temperatures down to -29Â°C (USDA zone 5). Under glass use cactus compost or potting compost with added grit.
In summer the plants prefer moderate humidity, good ventilation. Classification after Prof. Dr. Sieber
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The perennials are suited for cultivation in a alpine house. Suited for rockeries and for roof greening.
Maintenance and Propagation
- For healthy growth apply cactus fertilizer monthly during growth.
- Water freely in summer, do not water in winter. allow the soil to become completely dry in between watering.
Propagate by sowing seed in a cold frame in spring or by rooting plantlets in spring or in early summer.
Pests and Diseases
Brown, orange or yellowish pustules on shoots and on the leaves lower surfaces are very likely caused by a fungal infestation (rust). Remove affected parts and apply fungicide. Also improve ventilation and reduce humidity.
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