General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Plant Height: 12 to 24 inches (30-61cm)
Plant Spread: 12 to 24 inches (30-61cm)
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Evergreen
Variegated
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Flower Time: Summer
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Provides winter interest
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Awards and Recognitions: RHS AGM
Child plants: one child plant

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Common names
  • Aeonium

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Location: Hamilton Square Garden, Historic City Cemetery, Sacramento CA.
Date: 2017-12-01
This plant has many rosettes with a few showing highly variable f
Location: Baja California
Date: 2018-03-22
Dark green stripes and a creamy yellow glowing center. Red margin
Location: Baja California
Date: 2019-03-29
Location: Coastal San Diego County 
Date: 2019-01-29
Location: Baja California
Date: 2019-01-31
Full sun, midwinter. About to push out an inflorescence.
Location: Baja California
Date: 2018-01-09
First rain
Location: Baja California
Date: 2017-07-24
Extra-variegated sport
Location: At the San Francisco Zoo
Location: Baja California
Date: 2022-10-30
3 different patterns of variegation in one rosette
Location: Baja California
Date: 2019-09-11
Late summer doldrums, will reverse in the fall
Location: Baja California
Date: 2020-03-01
Flowers on the way
Location: Baja California
Date: 2017-03-13
Plant has switched from vegetative to floral growth
Location: Baja California
Date: 2020-05-07
Location: Coastal San Diego County 
Date: 2019-01-29
Location: Baja California
Date: 2018-05-09
Location: Baja California
Date: 2018-12-24
Consequences of decapitation
Location: Baja California
Date: 2020-03-20
Location: Baja California
Date: 2019-04-23
Location: Baja California
Date: 2016-02-21
Location: Baja California
Date: 2019-10-19
Sunburst and reversion
Location: Baja California
Date: 2017-04-18
Location: Baja California
Date: 2018-06-02
Propagation by forced branching. Rosette at right will be rooted
Location: Hamilton Square Garden, Historic City Cemetery, Sacramento CA.
Date: 2018-01-27
Thriving this winter.
Location: Baja California
Date: 2018-12-04
Variegated rosette is dependent on mother plant
Location: Puyallup,Washington
Date: 2009-04-01
One of my favorite plants
Location: My Garden
Date: 2014-08-31
Location: Baja California
Date: 2017-03-28
Location: At the San Francisco Zoo
Location: In my Mom's garden
Date: 2014-04-23
Location: Baja California
Date: 2017-04-30
Location: Baja California
Date: 2019-08-17
Extra-variegated sport. Small rosette in mid summer.
Location: Tampa, Florida
Date: 3rd week of April 2013
Location: Baja California
Date: 2018-12-04
Reversion

Date: 2016-11-11
Aeonium decorum sunburst crested
Location: Baja California
Location: Baja California
Date: 2017-01-03
Degree of variegation in leaves is reflected in stem; consequence
Location: Baja California
Date: 2017-03-22
Location: Baja California
Date: 2017-04-06

Date: 2014-02-07

Photo courtesy of Annie's Annuals and Perennials
Location: Baja California
Date: 2017-03-28
Location: Tellys Greenhouse, Troy, MI
Date: 2013-02-23
Location: Hamilton Square Garden, Historic City Cemetery, Sacramento CA.
Date: 2016-05-02
Zone 9b.
Location: U.S. Botanic Garden DC
Date: 2018-01-02

Date: Oct 24, 2008 2:01 PM

Date: 2014-02-07

Date: 2014-02-07
Location: Hamilton Square Garden, Historic City Cemetery, Sacramento CA.
Date: 2016-03-20
Zone 9b. Growing quickly with the winter rains and mild temperatu

Date: 2014-02-07

Date: 2016-11-11
Aeonium decorum sunburst crested
Location: Green Acres Garden Center, Citrus Heights, CA
Date: Apr 5, 2012
Location: Southwest Florida
Date: February 2012
Wonderful colors!
Location: Tellys Greenhouse, Troy, MI
Date: 2013-02-23
Location: Tellys Greenhouse, Troy, MI
Date: 2013-02-23

 Photo Courtesy of Mountain Crest Gardens. Used with permission.
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Location: Cooks Nursery, Lindon, Utah
Date: 2011-12-17
Young  Plant
Location: At a nursery
Date: 2009-02-28
Location: At a nursery
Date: 2009-02-28
Location: Baja California
Date: 2016-08-26
Late summer sunburn in full sun
Location: Middle Tennessee
Date: 2011-10-26
a cut rosette rooting

Date: 2017-02-17
Aeonium Sunburst on my slope garden and a cosmo photo bombing it.
Location: Tellys Greenhouse, Troy, MI
Date: 2013-02-23
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Comments:
  • Posted by Baja_Costero (Baja California - Zone 11b) on Oct 9, 2019 12:59 PM concerning plant:
    Large marginal-variegated Aeonium with cream and green leaves to about 2-3 feet tall. This plant may naturally branch a bit, but it can be triggered to branch in abundance by decapitation. The variegation is moderately unstable and extra-variegated or totally variegated branches may appear, though they are limited in growth potential. A branch that comes out above any given leaf will tend to exhibit the same type of variegation as the leaf.

    I'm not sure the species named in the database is correct for this cultivar. The non-variegated reversion is bluish green. A nice looking center-variegated sport has been named "Starburst".

    In late summer leaves may die back and develop dark patches. This is not a sign of anything other than seasonal variation and strong sun exposure, and it will reverse in the fall when the growth season gets started. White flowers appear late in the season (spring).
Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
Roaming free by eclayne Apr 24, 2013 9:51 PM 3
The consequences of decapitation by Baja_Costero Jun 15, 2018 12:27 AM 0
Good to know by carlysuko Sep 14, 2019 7:23 PM 2
Not Arboreum by Aeonium2003 Mar 27, 2022 4:23 PM 1

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