Aeonium decorum var. guarimarense
Aeonium decorum var. guarimarense is a densely branched succulent shrub that grows up to 30 inches (75 cm) tall. It is more robust in all parts than Aeonium decorum var. decorum. The green to yellowish-green leaves will display orange-rosy tones with red edging when grown in full sun. In late spring, angled inflorescence rises above the foliage, bearing lovely soft pink star-shaped flowers.
USDA hardiness zone 9b to 11b: from 25 °F (−3.9 °C) to 50 °F (+10 °C).
How to Grow and Care
Aeoniums do not like hot or dry weather. Therefore, they may go dormant in summer and do not require any water, except in very dry conditions. In extreme heat, their leaves will curl to prevent excessive water loss. Growing them in moist shade will keep them growing, but their true growth season is winter to spring when temperatures are cool (65 to 75 °F / 18 to 24 °C) and damp. In the winter, water whenever the soil has dried out. Test by poking your finger down into the soil an inch or two. Too much moisture or allowing them to sit in wet soil will cause root rot.
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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.
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This variety is native to the Canary Islands.
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