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Aeonium lindleyi


Scientific Name

Aeonium lindleyi Webb & Berthel.


Aeonium lindleyi subsp. lindleyi, Sempervivum lindleyi

Scientific Classification

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


Aeonium lindleyi is a perennial succulent, up to 20 inches (50 cm) tall, that forms small bushes with numerous branches carrying small rosettes up to 3.6 inches (9 cm) in diameter. Fleshy leaves are yellowish-green to dark green, slightly sticky, covered with short soft hairs, up to 1.8 inches (4.5 cm) long and up to 0.6 inch (1.5 cm) wide. Flowers are yellow, star-shaped and appear in late spring to early summer.

Aeonium lindleyi

Photo by Éric Barbier


USDA hardiness zones  10a to 11b: from 30 °F (−1.1 °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 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.

Learn more at How to Grow and Care for Aeonium.


Aeonium lindleyi is native to Canary Islands (Tenerife).

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