Aeonium arboreum var. atropurpureum (W.A. Nicholson) A.Berger
Purple Rose, Purple Aeonium
Aeonium atropurpureum, Aeonium arboreum f. atropurpureum, Aeonium manriqueorum f. atropurpureum
Aeonium arboreum var. atropurpureum is a striking succulent with branched, up to 3 feet (90 cm) tall stems and rosettes of dark-purple leaves formed at the ends of the stems. It bears large pyramidal panicles of bright yellow flowers in spring.
USDA hardiness zones 9b to 11b: from 25 °F (−3.9 °C) to 50 °F (+10 °C).
How to Grow and Care
Tree Aeonium grows best in full sun during the cooler months and when grown in coastal areas. When grown inland or during the summer, provide this succulent with afternoon or partial shade. Avoid placing Tree Aeoniums in sites with western sun exposures.
Though Tree Aeoniums tolerate various soil types, it prefers light, porous soil as long as they're well-drained. You may want to amend your planting site with sand and limestone chips. For container gardening, plant Tree Aeonium in a moderately moist medium with excellent drainage.
This drought-tolerant plant hates water around its roots, so be careful to avoid excessive watering. In the wild, these succulents go dormant in summer, so water sparingly during the hotter months, allowing plants to dry out between waterings. In the winter, reduce watering to once per month.
Learn more at How to Grow and Care for a Tree Aeonium (Aeonium arboreum).
Aeonium arboreum var. atropurpureum is native to Gran Canaria Island in the Canary Islands.
- Back to genus Aeonium
- Succulentopedia: Browse succulents by Scientific Name, Common Name, Genus, Family, USDA Hardiness Zone, Origin, or cacti by Genus