It can be difficult to identify most random Aeoniums in cultivation. On top of the considerable variation within a species, any given plant can be incredibly different in size and appearance depending on the season, the exposure, the care, and the container. And most plants in cultivation are not species but hybrids or cultivars. + Show More
Aeoniums benefit from typical succulent care, including strong light, regular water when the soil is going dry, and good drainage. They do not demand a lot of space in pots, but the larger plants do appreciate some extra room, and one Aeonium (nobile) gets large enough to become impractical in most containers. Most Aeoniums do not make great house plants because of their need for strong light. + Show More
The plants which branch are usually very easy to start from cuttings taken just below a rosette. + Show More
The Canary Islands have a Mediterranean climate with wet winters and dry summers, and this pattern helps explain the behavior of Aeoniums in cultivation. + Show More
Aeoniums are mostly from the Canary Islands, but 6 species occur elsewhere. The greatest number of species are found on the island of Tenerife. + Show More
Aeonium is related to Sempervivum and various other succulent genera in the Crassulaceae, most closely to Greenovia, Aichryson, and Monanthes, which overlap in distribution. Greenovia was recently merged with Aeonium. Its flowers have more parts but molecular studies place it inside that genus.
Joël Lodé, Succulent Plants of the Canary Islands, 2010
Rudolf Schulz, Aeonium in Habitat and Cultivation, 2007