Aeonium canariense var. palmense

From Hortipedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Hortipedia Commons %LABEL_PRINTING QR Code

Aeonium canariense var. palmense Wolf

Crassulaceae

Life form: perennial
Usage: ornamental plant

Exposure: sun   5

Moisture: moist

Soil: gritty loam

Arrangement: rosette
Leaves: evergreen

Shape: obovate

Division: simple

Shape: many-stellate
Fruit: follicle

63D / e981ab 

Inflorescence: cyme

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: mat-forming

Taxonomy

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

Aeonium canariense var. palmense is a succulent perennial.

Naming

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.

Taxonomy

Aeonium canariense var. palmense is a variety 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 have a mat-forming habit and reach heights of 5 to 10 centimetres.

Leaves

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.

Root System

Distribution

Aeonium canariense var. palmense is native to Switzerland and northern Italy.

Cultivation

The perennials prefer a sunny situation on moist soil. The substrate should be gritty-loamy and comparatively poor. They tolerate temperatures down to -29°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

  • stone cracks

Uses

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.

Cultivars

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.

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.

Non-commercial Links

es:Aeonium canariense var. palmense

This might also interest you

Commercial Links