Aeonium (Aeonium decorum 'Sunburst') in the Aeoniums Database

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)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9b -3.9 °C (25 °F) to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
Plant Height: 12 to 24 inches (30-61cm)
Plant Spread: 12 to 24 inches (30-61cm)
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Flower Time: Summer
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Child plants: one child plant

Dark green stripes and a creamy yellow glowing center. Red margin

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Posted by Baja_Costero (Baja California - Zone 11b) on Oct 9, 2019 12:59 PM

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).

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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