Aeonium glandulosum (Aiton) Webb & Berthel.
Disc Houseleek, Saucer Plant
Sempervivum glandulosum, Sempervivum patina, Aeonium meyerheimii
Aeonium glandulosum is a biennial to perennial succulent plant with a very short stem. The leaves are arranged in a dense rosette, obovate to rhomboidal-spatulate, succulent and up to 4 inches (10 cm) long. The flowers come out in large, ramose panicle, emerging from the center of the rosette, with yellow petals and red-spotted.
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 really hot or dry weather. 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 (18–24˚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.
A sandy loam or regular potting mix is better than a mix specifically for cacti and succulents, since Aeonium need some moisture. If you are growing them in containers, repot every 2 to 3 years with fresh potting soil… – 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
Aeonium glandulosum is an endemic species of Portuguese islands Madeira, Porto Santo and Desertas.
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