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Aeonium decorum 'Cooperi'


Scientific Name

Aeonium decorum 'Cooperi'

Scientific Classification

Family: Crassulaceae
Subfamily: Sedoideae
Tribe: Sedeae 
Subtribe: Sedinae
Genus: Aeonium


Aeonium decorum 'Cooperi' is an evergreen, perennial, bushy shrub up to 10 inches (25 cm) tall, with up to 3 inches (7.5 cm) wide rosettes, clustered on thick branches. The leaves are obovate to lanceolate, green, up to 2 inches (5 cm) long and 0.6 inch (1.5 cm) wide, with bright red-edged in full sun. The inflorescence rises above the foliage, bearing small soft pink flowers.


USDA hardiness zone 10a to 11b: from 30 °F (−1.1 °C) to 50 °F (+10 °C).

How to Grow and Care

If you have the proper growing conditions, Aeonium will take care of themselves and actually thrive on neglect. Otherwise your major task will be moving them from hot sun to shade and back again, or moving them indoors when the temperature drops too low.

Aeonium have underdeveloped root systems, since they store their water in their leaves and stems. The have the ability to produce roots along their stems, which you may notice if the plant gets pot bound or the stems falls and touches soil. Leggy branches do tend to fall over and snap off, from the weight of the rosettes. If this happens, you can repot the broken stem… – See more at: How to Grow and Care for Aeonium

Propagate Aeoniums by stem cuttings, except for unbranched species which die after flowering and are propagated from seed. Take cuttings when the plant is actively growing, usually fall in USDA zones 9 through 11. Aeoniums go dormant in summer; cuttings taken while plants are dormant don't root. Each leaf rosette dies after it blooms…. – See more at: How to Propagate Aeonium


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