Aeonium tabuliforme f. variegata
Accepted Scientific Name
Aeonium tabuliforme (Haw.) Webb & Berthel.
Aeonium tabuliforme 'Variegata'
Aeonium tabuliforme f. variegata is a beautiful, rare, biennial or perennial succulent that forms a compact, flat rosette of overlapping leaves. The rosette is up to 18 inches (45 cm) in diameter and up to 2 inches (5 cm) tall. The variegated, creamy-white and light green leaves are fleshy, up to 6 inches (15 cm) long and up to 1.6 inch (4 cm) wide. Its small, starry, yellow flowers appear in late spring in a raceme up to 24 inches (60 cm) tall.
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 Aeonium need some moisture. If you are growing them in containers, repot every 2 to 3 years with fresh potting soil.
Aeonium tabuliforme f. variegata is a variegated form of Aeonium tabuliforme.
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