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Aeonium 'Emerald Ice'

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Scientific Name

Aeonium 'Emerald Ice'

Scientific Classification

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

Description

Aeonium 'Emerald Ice' is an attractive succulent characterized by very even, concentric rosettes, comprised of an abundance of green leaves, colored marginally with creamy-white and arranged in a beautiful, variegated geometric pattern. The rosettes can grow up to 1 foot (30 cm) in diameter.

Hardiness

USDA hardiness zones  9a to 11b: from 20 °F (−6.7 °C) to 50 °F (+10 °C).

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How to Grow and Care

Aeoniums do not like hot or dry weather. They may go dormant in summer and do not require any water, except in arid 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 2 (2.5 to 5 cm). Too much moisture or allowing them to sit in wet soil will cause root rot.

A sandy loam or regular potting mix is better than a mix specifically for cacti and succulents since Aeoniums need some moisture. If you are growing them in containers, repot every 2 to 3 years with fresh potting soil.

Feed during the growing season with a half-strength balanced fertilizer every month or so. Do not feed while dormant. See more at: How to Grow and Care for Aeonium.

Origin

Aeonium 'Emerald Ice' is a hybrid of unknown parentage, created by Renee O'Connell.

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