Aeonium ×anagense P.V.Heath
Aeonium ×anagensis, Aeonium 'Green Star', Aeonium 'Pancakes'
This succulent is a natural hybrid that results from a cross between Aeonium lindleyi and Aeonium tabuliforme. It occurs on rocks by the coast below Taganana in the northeast of Tenerife, Canary Islands, at elevations of about 1,480 feet (450 m).
Aeonium ×anagense, also known as Aeonium 'Pancakes', is a small shrubby succulent with a slender upright stem and few bare branches that terminate in flat rosettes of overlapping, green, velvety leaves. It grows up to 8 inches (20 cm) tall. Leaves are spoon-shaped, up to 2 inches (5 cm) long, and up to 1 inch (2.5 cm) wide. They are thick, fleshy, covered with short soft hair, and with mixed long and short cilia along the margins. Flowers are pale yellow, star-shaped, and appear in lax inflorescences in spring.
This hybrid resembles Aeonium tabuliforme but has a different growth habit and less dense, much smaller rosettes.
The specific epithet "anagense (an-uh-GEN-see)" means "of or from Anaga" and refers to Macizo de Anaga, a mountain range in northeastern Tenerife where A. ×anagense is found.
How to Grow and Care for Aeonium ×anagense
Light: A. ×anagense grows best in full sun to partial shade. Indoors, give it bright indirect light as much as possible. A leggy, stretched plant is a sign of not getting enough light.
Soil: While most succulents do well when planted in a potting mix specifically formulated for succulents, sandy loam or regular potting mix amended with perlite is better for A. ×anagense because it requires some more moisture.
Temperature: This succulent does not like hot or dry weather and may go dormant in summer. It prefers temperatures between 65 and 75 °F (18 and 24 °C). A. ×anagense can withstand temperatures as low as 30 °F (-1.1 °C). USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 10a to 11b, 30 to 50 °F (-1.1 to 10 °C).
Watering: A. ×anagense requires more water than most succulents, but too much moisture will lead to root rot. In spring and fall, water the plant thoroughly, then allow the soil to dry out before watering again. Water more sparingly in winter. The plant does not need to be watered during its dormancy in summer except in arid conditions.
Fertilizing: Feed your plant during the growing season with a half-strength balanced fertilizer once a month. Do not feed A. ×anagense when it is dormant in the summer months.
Repotting: If you are growing A. ×anagense in a container, repot every two to three years with fresh potting soil. Choose a container with drainage holes to avoid standing water and root rot.
Propagation: This succulent is very easy to propagate from cuttings. The best time to take cuttings is spring. Allow the cut end to dry for several days before placing it in the soil.
Learn more at How to Grow and Care for Aeonium.
Toxicity of Aeonium ×anagense
A. ×anagense is non-toxic to humans and animals.
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