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Aeonium ‘Lily Pad’

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Scientific Name

Aeonium ‘Lily Pad’

Scientific Classification

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

Description

Aeonium ‘Lily Pad’ is a perennial succulent up to 12 inches (30 cm) tall. It forms spreading colonies of semi-flattened, flower-like rosettes up to 6 inches (15 cm) in diameter. The leaves are very thick, waxy, and bright green in color. It offsets multiple succulent plants from the base of their lower leaves. A stalk of yellow flowers emerges from each mature rosette.

Hardiness

USDA hardiness zone 9a to 11b: from 20 °F (−6.7 °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

Origin

Possibly a cross between Aeonium bethencourtianum (Aichryson tortuosum var. bethencourtianum) and Aeonium lindleyi.

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