Aeonium (Giant Houseleek)

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Giant Sempervivum or Giant Houseleek is made up of some 47 known plus a couple of recently discovered species, out of which only 6 naturally occur outside the Canary Islands. They are typical succulents from this beautiful archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean, where they conquered almost all habitats: the lower dry succulent zone, the dry pine tree forest, the rather moist, evergreen laurel forest and last but not least the subalpine zone at some 2.200m (on Tenerife). They are still rather uncommon plants with sometimes astonishingly large, usually bright yellow to white, compact inflorescences (in Aeonium nobile these are intense orange-red) with numerous flowers. They are easily cultivated if kept rather dry and sunny in winter at a minimum of some 15°C. For more cultivation information please have at look at this page: Sowing and cultivation of Aeonium, Aichryson and Greenovia.
Sow dust-like seeds flat on any well drained soil, keep soil slightly moist from beneath. Do not cover seeds with soil.
50 seeds per package.

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 Aeonium Collection "Canariensae"

Aeonium Collection "Canariensae"

Aeonium canariense Aeonium cuneatum Aeonium glandulosum
Aeonium longithyrsum Aeonium palmense Aeonium subplanum
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Seven separate packages with a min. of 50 seeds each from:
=> Aeonium canariense
=> Aeonium cuneatum *
=> Aeonium glandulosum
=> Aeonium longithyrsum
=> Aeonium palmense
=> Aeonium subplanum
=> Aeonium tabuliforme
=> Aeonium virgineum
Aeonium tabuliforme Aeonium virgineum

The regular price for all eight species is € 42.92 - you save more than 30% on single packages!

* This species is protected by Spanish law. It will not be available anymore from Monday, 07 March 2011 onwards until we will have received a permit to artificially propagate and commercialize this species on Tenerife. Until then please select any other Aeonium species at your free choice and let us know in the comment field during checkout. If you do not chose any alternative, we will select one Aeonium species at our discretion of equal or higher value. We kindly ask you for your comprehension.

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Aeonium aff. holochrysum (El Hierro) Exclusive

Aeonium aff. holochrysum (El Hierro) Exclusive

90 (140)cm, native of the El Golfo region in western El Hierro and similar to the closely related Aeonium holochrysum from Tenerife, yet differing in various aspects from the latter. It is a strongly branching, perennial shrub with terminal leaf rosettes and rounded cylindrical to conical bright yellow inflorescences. During summer dormancy leaf rosettes will shed most of their leaves and make a compact plate. Easily cultivated in any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot throughout the year. In winter keep drier at a minimum of some 10°C in full sun. II-IV.

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Aeonium aff. vestitum

Aeonium aff. vestitum

40 (100)cm, a species native of the Barranco de Masca on Tenerife which has persistant dry leaves on its' stems as does Aeonium vestitum from La Palma and a flattened conical, bright yellow inflorescence. Easily grown in any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot throughout the year. Keep drier in winter at a minimum of some 10°C. I-IV.

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Aeonium appendiculatum Exclusive

Aeonium appendiculatum Exclusive

30 (50)cm, from Aeonium urbicum recently separated by Bañares Baudet, Á in 1999. A monocarpic, new species reaching up to 50cm, sometimes more, in height. Native of La Gomera, where it occurs rather locally in rocky spots in full sun in the southern central parts. Makes a large single rosette (up to 40cm ø) of shiny, glaucous green, long spathulate leaves on a short, grayish white, broad stem. Large flattened cylindrical to conical, whitish-rose inflorescence. IV-VI.

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Aeonium calderense sp. nov. ined. Exclusive

Aeonium calderense sp. nov. ined. Exclusive

100cm, only in 2001 this plant was recognized by Malkmus-Hussein, B. as a distinct species. Apparently it is native of the upper part of Barranco de las Angustias and especially the southern lower parts of the Caldera de Taburiente of La Palma at between 930 to 1.300m. This species is rather widespread in this area and thus has probably not been recognized as a distinct species, but has surely been included to Aeonium davidbramwellii from which it greatly differs in various aspects. In contrast to the latter its leaves are oblong-spathulate, yellowish green with a red shade and a layer of white wax. Unlike Aeonium davidbramwellii these plants branch freely and gain up to 100cm. Rosettes are slightly smaller, up to 20cm ø. Its inflorescence is of a perfectly cylindrical shape (in Aeonium davidbramwellii it has always a flattened conical shape) and reaches up to 40cm in height, flowers have not been observed so far. It is growing in completely open and sun exposed rocky soils. In general Aeonium davidbramwellii prefers rather partially shaded positions.

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Aeonium canariense

Aeonium canariense

50cm ø, endemic to the upper succulent shrub on either E and W parts of Tenerife, where it grows in lava soil in full sun. It makes large, light green, cup shaped, highly succulent rosettes of up to 50cm, and a yellowish green inflorescence from May to July. Usually it produces some offsets before flowering, however it is easily propagated by seeds and fast growing. For any well drained, rather rocky soil (e.g. crushed lava) in full sun. Faro de Anaga, close to the small village of Chamorga, at some 580m.

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Aeonium castello-paivae

Aeonium castello-paivae

30cm, a very attractive, yet uncommon and rarely cultivated small species, which reaches only up to 30cm in height. It shows very glaucous leaves in dense rosettes of up to 10 cm in diameter and has pure white flowers in a lax inflorescence, occurring in July. La Gomera, Monte del Agua (800m).

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Aeonium ciliatum

Aeonium ciliatum

100 (200)cm, a moderately offsetting and a rather large species (up to 2m in height) from Tenerife, commonly seen in the Anaga region on the eastern part of the island. It shows large, dome shaped inflorescences of pure white flowers in June/July. Many hybrids between this species and Aeonium urbicum have been reported from the wild, this is the real species with non-pubescent (i.e. hairless) flowering branches. Original collection may descend from a large population at Cabeza de Tejo (840m).

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Aeonium davidbramwellii Exclusive

Aeonium davidbramwellii Exclusive

30 (50)cm, an only recently from Aeonium ciliatum separated and newly described species from La Palma, named in honor of David Bramwell, former head of the Botanical Garden "Viera y Clavijo" at Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, working in the conservation of endemic plants from the Canary Islands. This species is somehow similar to Aeonium ciliatum from Tenerife at first sight, yet more compact in all parts with larger rosettes (up to 30cm ø) of dark green leaves with reddish brown margins. It features a larger, flattened conical inflorescence of white (sometimes slightly rose colored) flowers. Southern La Palma, where it is growing in rocky soils in partially shaded pine forest above Fuencaliente (740m).

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Aeonium decorum

Aeonium decorum

25 (50)cm, a multi-offbranching, medium tall and very polymorphic species from La Gomera. Several populations from southern central and southwestern parts show significant differences from this basic taxon which occurs in eastern to southeastern La Gomera. It has very decorative brownish to reddish green leaves in medium sized rosettes and makes whitish, whitish-green to rosy-white lax inflorescences. It is growing in rocky soils in full sun. An ornamental plant for any well drained soil in a sunny spot. VI-VII

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Aeonium decorum var. granreyense var. nov. ined. Exclusive

Aeonium decorum var. granreyense var. nov. ined. Exclusive

35 (50)cm, only in 2001 by Malkmus-Hussein, B. discovered new variety of polymorphic Aeonium decorum. It is more robust in all parts similar to Aeonium decorum var. guarimariense var. nov. ined., yet with slightly taller and narrower stems, which is a persistant trait in cultivated plants. It has erect, branching woody stems with dark green, shiny leaves with reddish and ciliated margins. A very ornamental variety from Barranco de Valle Gran Rey in southwestern La Gomera, 350m. VI-VII.

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Aeonium decorum var. guarimiarense var. nov. ined. Exclusive

Aeonium decorum var. guarimiarense var. nov. ined. Exclusive

25 (40)cm, only in 2001 by Malkmus-Hussein, B. discovered new varietey. It is more robust in all parts in comparison to the species. This variety makes erect, woody stems of up to 1cm in diameter and has dark green, shiny leaves up to 10cm in length with dark red, ciliated margins. A very ornamental variety from Barranco de Guarimiar, 570m. VI-VII.

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Aeonium elongatum sp. nov. ined.

Aeonium elongatum sp. nov. ined.

140 (200)cm, outstanding, in 2001 by Malkmus-Hussein, B. new discovered species. Related to Aeonium holochrysum from Tenerife and Aeonium manriqueorum from Gran Canaria. In contrast to these Aeonium elongatum makes rather thin (1,5cm ø), elongated stems up to 200cm in height, and narrow, long spathulate, glossy, fresh green, slightly ciliated leaves in a lax rosette. The bright yellow, flattened cylindrical inflorescence gains up to 25cm in height. A very small and restricted population of only few specimens in the lower parts of the laurel forest from the northern parts of La Gomera. Roque de Cano, south-western of Tunel de la Culata, 520m.
Seed is very scarce, only 2 packages are available. IX-XII.

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Aeonium escobarii

Aeonium escobarii

40 (70)cm, an new species discovered in 2001 by Malkmus-Hussein, B. but only validly described in 2013. A most decorative Aeonium species from strictly limited locations in between the laurel and the pine forest at some 700m to 1.350m growing at exposed rocks in full sun in the NW of La Palma. Another monocaulous (=not making offsets) species related to Aeonium urbicum from Tenerife, reaching up to 70cm in height with ornamental, distinct, bluish green, strongly succulent, broadly spathulate leaves with red margins in a rosette of up to 50cm (!) in diameter. A very decorative plant due to its unusual leaf color and growth habit!

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Aeonium glandulosum

Aeonium glandulosum

25 (40)cm ø, one out of the two known Aeonium species native of Madeira. It prefers shaded to sunny spots on vertical cliffs in the North of the island. It is very alike Aeonium tabuliforme and belongs to the subgenus within Aeonium (Canariensae), however its leaves are broader and rhombic at the end. In contrast to Aeonium tabuliforme, its' rosettes produce a couple of offsets. They will gain up to 40 cm ø with a yellowish inflorescence of up to 30cm in height, which appears in May to July. In cultivation a very rare species, which is even rarely seen in Botanical Gardens. Plants derive from a collection made by the Frankfurt Botanical Garden on Madeira - Ribeira de Santa Luzia, at some 550m.

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Aeonium glutinosum

Aeonium glutinosum

20cm ø, one of the two known species from the Madeiran archipelago, somewhat related to Aeonium nobile from La Palma. It is a very attractive species with lax and large rosettes (up to 20cm in diameter), offsetting freely and shows its yellow inflorescence in May to July. Leaves are dark green, broadly spathulate and very sticky (hence its name !). Material from Madeira, above Ribeira Brava at some 400m where it grows in open, sunny spots on cliffs and rocky soils.

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Aeonium goochiae

Aeonium goochiae

20cm, a rather unusual Aeonium, not looking at all like a typical Aeonium with its yellowish green, flat, sticky, broad leaves on narrow, woody branches. Makes only slightly succulent, but highly pubescent leaves with an utmost pleasant, heavy balsamiferous fragrance if grown in a very sunny location. Pale rose flowers in terminal umbels. It is native of shaded to sunny rocky cliffs in the North of La Palma. For any humus rich, slightly moist soil in a sunny (winter) to partially shaded (summer) spot. Keep plants drier in winter at a minimum of some 10°C. VIII-X.

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Aeonium gorgoneum

Aeonium gorgoneum

100cm, has never been offered before as it is hardly known, it is even absolutely rare at Botanical Institutions. On out of two species native of the Cape Verde Islands, the second one is Aeonium webbii, virtually unknown in cultivation. Plants will grow to moderately branched shrubs of about 2m in height and with rosettes up to 15cm in diameter with gray green leaves, which will be orange shaded in full sun. Stems are unusually smooth and even. Yellow inflorescence in March. Plants are from a collection made by the Botanical Garden of the University of Frankfurt, Germany at San Antonio, Lombo do Mar (600m), Cabo Verde Islands.

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Aeonium hierrense (El Hierro Giant Houseleek) Exclusive

Aeonium hierrense (El Hierro Giant Houseleek) Exclusive

50 (100)cm, El Hierro Giant Houseleek is a very impressive monocarpic species native to sunny spot in rocky soils on the island of El Hierro. A species with leaves and a stem more than twice the size as the already very huge Aeonium urbicum! Its single rosette has beautiful glaucous (i.e. bluish green) leaves with some red patterns in full sun and may reach up to 1m ø (!) or even more in well-developed specimens with leaves up to 0.40 m in length, which makes this species, if only by its size, one of the most impressive ones in the entire genus. Its inflorescence is similar to Aeonium urbicum, yet only broader. Makes thousands of almost pure white tp pale rose flowers. Easily cultivated in any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot throughout the year. In winter keep slightly drier at a minimum of some 10°C in full sun. V-VI.

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Aeonium holochrysum

Aeonium holochrysum

100 (200)cm, large, branching shrub with leaf rosettes of maximum 30cm in diameter with long, light green spathulate leaves and slightly orange margins under sunny conditions. The large light yellow, flattened dome shaped inflorescences appear in July/August. A very showy species ! Some populations from La Palma with dry leaves which will remain at the stem for a long time have been misinterpreted as this species. In fact they make a clearly separated species (Aeonium vestitum, see below). Plants offered here correspond to a real Aeonium holochrysum population on Tenerife, Valle de la Orotava on the North side of this island at 400m.

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Aeonium korneliuslemsii (syn. Aeonium arboreum) Exclusive

Aeonium korneliuslemsii (syn. Aeonium arboreum) Exclusive

100 (150)cm, the real species from Western Morocco and not the red-leafed cultivar, commonly sold under this name by all nurseries. It is looking very similar to Aeonium manriqueorum or Aeonium holochrysum, but has more oblongate lanceolate leaves and branches at 1m in height with several dome shaped sulphurous yellow inflorescences. These are the first specimens ever brought to the public, only very few plants are available.

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Aeonium lancerottense (Lanzarote Giant Houseleek)

Aeonium lancerottense (Lanzarote Giant Houseleek)

50 (100)cm, Lanzarote Giant Houseleek grows in pure lava formations and is a very rare and highly endangered species on the island of Lanzarote, due to increasing touristic activities in its habitat. The specimen shown on the photo is still being a young plant, perhaps some 2 years old. Adult, flowering-sized plants will reach up to 1m and more in height and will look nothing at all like a member of the usually small and shrubby Crassulaceae ! For a rather inorganic soil in full sun. Mirador de Haría (400 m).

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Aeonium lindleyi (Lindley's Giant Houseleek)

Aeonium lindleyi (Lindley's Giant Houseleek)

30cm, Lindley's Giant Houseleek is found on the souther and northern sides of the Anaga Mountain Range in the Northwest of Tenerife. It is one of the smaller species, growing only up to some 30cm in height. It occurs in the succulent shrub formation together with several Euphorbia spp. and Aeonium canariense at some 500m to 700m. This species has a very strong and pleasant balsamiferous fragrance. Its sap is used to heal wounds caused by the poisonous latex sap of the Euphorbia species, which share its habitat on Tenerife. It has larger, but fewer yellow flowers as other Aeonium species which will show in July and August. Igueste de San Andrés, 400 m.

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Aeonium longithyrsum Exclusive

Aeonium longithyrsum Exclusive

30cm ø / 50 (80)cm height, closely related to Aeonium palmense and sometimes described as syn. Aeonium palmense ssp. longithyrsum. Makes a saucer shaped, stemless rosette of densely packed, mid green, highly viscid (i.e. sticky) leaves with an utmost pleasant balsam fragrance, few basal offsets and a tall, narrow cylindrical inflorescence with numerous pale yellow flowers. Native of north and northwest facing rocky slopes and cliffs in the El Golfo region on the island of El Hierro. Easily cultivated in any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot throughout the year. In winter keep slightly drier at a minimum of some 10°C in full sun. IV-VI.

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Aeonium manriqueorum

Aeonium manriqueorum

120cm, woody shrub, native to Gran Canaria, and often mixed up with Aeonium holochrysum from Tenerife. It has a very alike look, however rosettes are slightly larger with broader leaves, which usually have moderately undulated margins. In full sun this species shows a significant pleasant balsamiferous fragrance, which Aeonium holochrysum does not have. The flattened conical inflorescence with numerous bright yellow flowers appears in July / August. Caldera de Bandama, situated in the eastern part of Gran Canaria (some 800 m).

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