The Main Plant entry for Aeoniums (Aeonium)

This database entry exists to show plant data and photos that apply generically to all Aeoniums.

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Flowers: Showy
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Provides winter interest
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Drought tolerant

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Location: A local garden 
Date: 2024-05-18
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date: 2021-10-06
Aeonium 'Floresens'
Location: My garden in SoCal.
Date: 2018-12-01
This Aeonium has been in that pot for just over a year. The plant
Location: Baja California
Date: 2019-08-09
Aeonium nobile x in mid summer: small rosettes, bright colors, cu
Location: Baja California
Date: 2011-11-22
Location: Southern California
Date: May 2018
Location: CA
Date: 4/19/2020
My aeonium has started getting new leaves
Location: Baja California
Date: 2019-04-11
Location: Baja California
Date: 2021-09-10
Late summer colors
Location: Baja California
Date: 2018-03-17

Date: 2015-02-23
Location: Baja California
Date: 2012-09-08
Location: Baja California
Date: 2018-10-08
Location: San Marino
Date: 2014-06-06
Huntington Gardens
Location: Baja California
Date: 2011-01-19
Location: Baja California
Date: 2016-03-03
Location: San Francisco
Location: Baja California
Date: 2019-03-07
A. simsii x Zwartkop
Location: Baja California
Date: 2020-03-08
Late winter colors
Location: Baja California
Date: 2018-07-11
Location: Baja California
Date: 2014-03-16
Location: San Marino
Date: 2014-06-06
Huntington Gardens

Date: 2015-08-16
Location: Baja California
Date: 2018-02-16
Location: Baja California
Date: 2016-06-08
Location: Baja California
Date: 2016-11-07
Aeonium simsii x Zwartkop (10" pot) in mid-fall
Location: Baja California
Date: 2016-06-08
Location: In town of Mendocino CA
Emerging bloom
Location: Baja California
Date: 2005-04-29
Location: Orange County, California
Date: 2023-03-04
Location: CA
Date: 4/19/2020
Uploaded by OrchidBob
Location: Coastal San Diego County 
Date: 2018-05-10
Location: Baja California
Date: 2008-04-07
Location: Baja California
Date: 2017-08-12
Summer doldrums
Location: Missouri Botanical Garden (Mobot) in St Louis
Date: 2016-06-18
Location: In town of Mendocino CA
Location: Baja California
Date: 2011-05-26
Location: Marimurta Botanical Garden
Date: 2019-04-22
Location: Opp, AL  Z8b
Date: 2022-03-12
Location: Baja California
Date: 2016-05-11
Aeonium simsii x Zwartkop
Location: Botanical Garden of the University of Münster
Location: Baja California
Date: 2021-06-10
Location: Baja California
Date: 2019-03-07

Date: 2022-03-19
Close up of buds soon to open.
Location: California, United States
Date: 2020-11-27
A plant growing in the San Francisco Botanical Garden.
Location: Baja California
Date: November 17, 2018
Location: Opp, AL  Z8b
Date: 2018-03-11
Location: In town of Mendocino CA
Location: Baja California
Date: 2013-12-14
Rooted cuttings
Location: Baja California
Date: 2021-04-17
Location: San Diego, Ca.
Date: 2015-01-09
Location: Baja California
Date: 2016-04-28
Location: Baja California
Date: 2023-02-19
Location: Botanical Garden of the University of Münster
Date: 2017-09-19

Date: 2022-03-19
Bloom measuring only ⅝".
Location: Nice
Date: 2019-04-20
Location: Sausalito, California, United States
Date: 2018-07-28

Date: 2014-07-22
Location: Opp, AL  Z8b
Date: 2018-03-11
Location: Pinya del Rosa Botanical garden
Date: 2019-04-22
Location: San Diego, Ca.
Date: 2015-01-09
Location: Coastal San Diego County 
Date: 2018-04-24
Location: Local garden
Date: 2024-05-18
Location: Botanical Garden of the University of Münster
Location: Missouri Botanical Garden (Mobot) in St Louis
Date: 2016-06-18
Location: Baja California
Date: 2021-07-22
Zwartkop (top) and nobile (bottom) in summer
Location: Baja California
Date: 2021-10-11
Branching in early fall
Location: Bay Area California
Date: February 2022
Location: Baja California
Date: 2017-04-11
Growing on a palm tree
Location: Baja California
Date: 2021-08-10
Mid summer
Location: Baja California
Date: 2020-12-24
A. simsii x Zwartkop, end of the dry season
Location: San Francisco 
Giant heads in a restaurant planter box
Location:  In The Beautiful San Francisco Bay Area
Date: June 2014
Location: Botanical Garden of the University of Münster
Location: Baja California
Date: 2021-06-10
Location: Balboa Park - San Diego, California     
Date: 2013-08-16
Location: Balboa Park - San Diego, California    
Date: 2013-08-16

Date: 2018-08-20
Aeonium gomerense
Location: Opp, AL  Z8b
Date: 2018-04-28

Date: 2021-09-19
Location: Bay Area California
Location: Jardin Exotique & Botanique  Roscoff, Brittany, France
Date: 2023-08-29
plant labelled as Aeonium glutinosum
Location: Baja California
Date: 2023-01-07
Marginal cilia
Uploaded by OrchidBob
Location: San Diego, California
Date: 2015-01-09
Location: San Diego, California
Date: 2015-01-09
Location: Baja California
Date: 2016-04-28
Location: Baja California
Date: 2016-04-28

Date: 2022-04-02
Location: Coastal San Diego County 
Date: 2018-04-24
Location: Baja California
Date: 2016-05-11
Location: Baja California
Date: 2016-05-11
Location: Lutz, FL
Date: 04/25/2016
Sold at Lowe's as a 'Catlin hybrid'
Location: Marimurta Botanical Garden
Date: 2019-04-22
Location: Nice
Date: 2019-04-20
Location: Opp, AL  Z8b
Date: 2022-04-16

Date: 2013-03-23
Location: Opp, AL  Z8b
Date: 2018-04-28
Uploaded by pinkiris

Date: 2017-12-24

Date: 2019-04-22
Location: Orange, CA
Date: 2017-03-18

Date: 2015-01-09

Date: 2013-02-23
Location: Missouri Botanical Garden (Mobot) in St Louis
Date: 2016-06-18
Location: Fairfax, VA | June, 2022
red bord?
Location: Green Spring Gardens, Alexandria, Virginia, US
Date: 2019-09-14
Blushing Aeonium (Aeonium 'Blushing Beauty'). Hybrid between Aeon
Uploaded by robertduval14

Date: 2013-03-23

Date: 2013-03-23
Location: Sydney Australia
Date: 2019-09-02
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Comments:
  • Posted by Baja_Costero (Baja California - Zone 11b) on Apr 9, 2016 11:49 AM concerning plant:
    Rosette succulents, mostly from the Canary Islands, which may grow a considerable stem before flowering and dying (any branches which do not flower will live on). One species (simsii) flowers laterally instead of terminally. Inflorescences tend to have many flowers, usually yellow or white, packed into a cone shape. They attract bees, ants, and a variety of sucking bugs which can be a source of contagion in the container garden (like other flowering members of the succulent Crassulaceae).

    Most Aeoniums follow an annual cycle of growth and dormancy related to the climate of the Canary Islands, which is characterized by winter rainfall and summer drought. They respond poorly to extreme heat but can tolerate extended drought as part of their cycle. They naturalize quite easily in a mild Mediterranean climate like that of coastal Southern California, and may self-seed in the garden.

    These plants show a tremendous degree of variation in appearance depending on the season and growth conditions, and can be quite difficult to identify for that reason. They also hybridize freely. Many of the plants in gardens are cultivars (eg. Zwartkop, Sunburst) or hybrids (eg. Blushing Beauty, Cyclops), rather than species.

    Recommended reading:

    Rudolf Schulz, Aeonium in Habitat & Cultivation
    Joël Lodé, Succulent Plants of the Canary Islands
Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
ID question by Baja_Costero Apr 3, 2016 1:11 AM 1
ID question by Baja_Costero Mar 23, 2017 12:16 PM 2
Seasonal variation in Aeoniums by Baja_Costero Nov 4, 2017 2:23 PM 1
ID question by Baja_Costero Mar 5, 2018 11:50 AM 1
Winter comparison by Baja_Costero Feb 5, 2020 5:37 PM 0
ID question by Baja_Costero Feb 25, 2020 7:00 PM 0
Two different looking plants in entry by Calif_Sue Dec 2, 2021 2:05 PM 3
Not Aeonium Gomerense by Aeonium2003 Mar 27, 2022 4:20 PM 1
Tabuliforme x zwartkop by Aeonium2003 Mar 30, 2022 11:55 AM 0
Tabuliforme x zwartkop by Aeonium2003 Mar 30, 2022 7:10 PM 1
Tabuliforme x zwartkop by Aeonium2003 Mar 30, 2022 12:49 PM 1
Tabuliforme Hybrid by Aeonium2003 Mar 31, 2022 9:55 AM 1
Tabuliforme Hybrid by Aeonium2003 Mar 30, 2022 9:45 PM 0
Not Spathulatum by Aeonium2003 Mar 31, 2022 12:09 PM 1
Not tabuliforme by Aeonium2003 Apr 14, 2022 9:20 PM 1
Not cyclops by Aeonium2003 May 11, 2022 12:12 PM 3
ID question by Baja_Costero Jun 4, 2022 10:22 AM 0
ID question by Castello_decorum Nov 27, 2023 1:19 PM 1

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