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Aichryson (Mice Ears)

May 2019
Throughout the month of May all seed packages from Aeonium, Aichryson and Greenovia are discounted by 30%.

"Oreja de Ratón" (Mice Ears) are called most plants of this small genus by the Canary people. They are close to Aeonium in the family of Crassulaceae and grow in rather shaded and slightly moist places in the laurel or pine tree forest on the islands. They make lose racemes of several hundred sulfur to greenish-yellow, miniature star like flowers above usually densely pubescent succulent leaves. All are easily cultivated in any rich, slightly moist soil in a sunny to partially shaded spot throughout the year. Require careful watering and preferably full sun in winter. Will readily self-sow after flowering, when most plants will die down. 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.

Legal note: In accordance with national German laws (BNatSchG and BArtSchV) as well as European (Bern Convention) international conventions (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora - CITES) we do not sell any wild collected material such as seeds from protected plants. Seeds from protected plants exclusively derives from horticulturally artificially propagated plants in Germany respectively Lebanon only, where plants have been taken into cultivation in the late 70ies and early 80ies of the last century.
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Aichryson bollei Exclusive

Aichryson bollei Exclusive

10 (15)cm, small Aichryson reaching only some 10 to 15cm in height. Native of shaded to sunny spots in rocks crevices in only few places in western La Palma. Makes densely hairy, transverse elliptic leaves, shaded in red with red striped beneath in a sunny place. For any humus rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot and a winter minimum of some 12°C. IV-VI.
50 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 2766 € 4,99*
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Aichryson divaricatum Exclusive

Aichryson divaricatum Exclusive

20(30)cm, endemic of partially shaded and slightly moist soils mainly in the laurel forest zone on the island of Madeira, as the other three Aichryson species from Madeira, it is rarely seen in cultivation. Makes small plants of 20(30)cm in height with ovoid, smooth, dark green, shining leaves and many greenish yellow to bright yellow star like flowers from July to August. Usually grows as an annual to biannual, but it may be easily propagates from seeds or by means of cuttings from branching specimens. From semi-moist rock walls in the Calderão do Inferno.
50 seeds per package.

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seed package 2768 € 4,99*
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Aichryson dumosum Exclusive

Aichryson dumosum Exclusive

15cm, a biannual species native from a single site in a cliff in southern Madeira (Portugal), where it is close to extinction due to ongoing destruction of its habitat for the construction of housing areas and roads. This species has very distinct, long keeled, strongly succulent, middle green green leaves with a brownish tinge and showy numerous bright yellow flowers. It can be easily raised from seeds in any rich, well drained soil in a sunny to partially shaded spot and under appropiate conditions it will selfsow after flowering. In contrast to other Aichryson species Aichryson dumosum sets only few seeds, so that seeds are very scarce. III-V.
50 seeds per package.

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seed package6353 € 9,99
Aichryson laxum

Aichryson laxum

20 (50)cm, can be found on almost all islands and is probably one of the most attractive species within its genus due to its large ovoid dark green leaves which are very hairy on both sides. The inflorescence consists of numerous star-like, yellow flowers. In order to promote vegetative growth, the inflorescence should be cut off in time, otherwise this species will naturally grow as a biannual. Seeds are produced in abundance and will easily germinate. For any humus rich, well drained soil in a partially shaded to sunny spot at a minimum of some 12°C in winter. III-V.
50 seeds per package.

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seed package (ex El Hierro)5123 € 3,99
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(ex El Hierro)
seed package (ex Gran Canaria, Spain)3413 € 3,99*
seed package (ex Gran Canaria, Spain)
(ex Gran Canaria)
seed package (ex La Palma, Spain)3040 € 3,99
seed package (ex La Palma, Spain)
(ex La Palma)
seed package (ex Tenerife)2769 € 3,99*
seed package (ex Tenerife)
(ex Tenerife)
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Aichryson laxum ssp. gomerense ssp. nov. ined. Exclusive

Aichryson laxum ssp. gomerense ssp. nov. ined. Exclusive

40 (60)cm, an only in 2001 by Malkmus, B. recognized new subspecies from La Gomera, much larger in all aspects and reaching up to 60cm in height. It makes strongly pubescent leaves up to 6cm ø at their tip and the inflorescence reaches an impressive 25cm ø and shows some 200 to 500 bright yellow star-like flowers. For any humus rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot and a winter minimum of some 12°C. VI-VIII.
50 seeds per package.

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seed package 2795 € 4,99*
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Aichryson laxum var. brevipetalum

Aichryson laxum var. brevipetalum

15 (25)cm, an overall smaller variety from southern Tenerife with smaller ovoid dark green and hairy leaves and numerous star-like, yellow flowers with broader petals than the type species. In order to promote vegetative growth, the inflorescence should be cut off in time, otherwise this species will naturally grow as a biannual. Seeds are produced in abundance and will easily germinate. For any humus rich, well drained soil in a partially shaded to sunny spot at a minimum of some 12°C in winter. III-V.
50 seeds per package.

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seed package9580 € 4,99
Aichryson pachycaulon ssp. gonzalez-hernandezii

Aichryson pachycaulon ssp. gonzalez-hernandezii

30 (40)cm, one out of five annual to biannual subspecies from La Gomera. It is smilar to the type species with intense green, shiny, rhomboid leaves, which are much larger in all parts in comparison to the species, and a an up to 40cm tall, lax inflorescence with numerous small, greenish yellow flowers. Easily grown in any humus rich, well drained substrate in a partially shaded (summer) to sunny (winter) spot. Keep plants at a minimum of some 10°C in winter. V-VI.
50 seeds per package.

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seed package 2797 € 4,99
Aichryson pachycaulon ssp. immaculatum

Aichryson pachycaulon ssp. immaculatum

20 (30)cm, an annual to biannual subspecies from Tenerife with a similar appearance to Aichryson laxum, yet with glossy, fresh green, rhomboid leaves. Inflorescences are slightly smaller in height and flowers are rather yellow green. Easily grown in any humus rich, well drained substrate in a partially shaded (summer) to sunny (winter) spot. Keep plants at a minimum of some 10°C in winter. V-VI.
50 seeds per package.

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seed package 4507 € 4,99
Aichryson pachycaulon ssp. parviflorum

Aichryson pachycaulon ssp. parviflorum

20 (40)cm, a subspecies from partially shaded, always slightly moist spots on La Palma. Similar the type species with dark red markings on the lower side of leaves. The inflorescence is made of numerous small, sulfur yellow flowers and reaches up to 40cm in height. Easily grown in any humus rich, well drained substrate in a partially shaded (summer) to sunny (winter) spot. Keep plants at a minimum of some 10°C in winter. V-VI.
50 seeds per package.

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seed package 2801 € 4,99*
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Aichryson pachycaulon ssp. praetermissimum

Aichryson pachycaulon ssp. praetermissimum

40cm, a subspecies from shaded, always slightly moist spots on Gran Canaria. It is similar to the type species and makes a tall, lax inflorescence of up to 40cm in height, which consists of numerous small, sulfur yellow flowers. Easily grown in any humus rich, well drained substrate in a partially shaded (summer) to sunny (winter) spot. Keep plants at a minimum of some 10°C in winter. V-VI.
50 seeds per package.

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seed package3414 € 4,99*
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Aichryson palmense Exclusive

Aichryson palmense Exclusive

20cm, similar Aichryson laxum, yet more compact (reaches up to 20cm in height) and has leaves twice the size, which are very sticky. This rarely seen species is endemic to slightly moist, open spots on rocky walls in the lower parts of the laurel forest of La Palma. Makes a compact inflorescence with rather large, bright sulfur yellow flowers. Easily raised from seeds, which are set in abundance. On good conditions plants may grow as perennials, yet cuttings from non flowering plants will root easily. For any humus rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot and a winter minimum of some 12°C. IV-VI.
50 seeds per package.

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seed package (ex Bco. de Gallegos)3420 € 4,99
(ex Bco. de Gallegos)
seed package (ex Bco. del Agua)2815 € 3,99*
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Aichryson parlatorei Exclusive

Aichryson parlatorei Exclusive

10 (15)cm, an annual dwarf species, which is native to all western islands, where it prefers rich and slightly moist soils in partial shade. The bright yellow flowers are rather large for the overall plant's size. The small rhomboid, fresh green leaves show few blackish markings on their edges. For any humus rich, well drained soil in a partially shaded to sunny spot at a minimum of some 12°C in winter. II-IV.
50 seeds per package.

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seed package (ex La Gomera, Spain)3416 € 2,99*
seed package (ex La Gomera, Spain)
(ex La Gomera)
seed package (ex La Palma, Spain)3415 € 4,99
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(ex La Palma)
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Aichryson porphyrogenetos

Aichryson porphyrogenetos

20 (30)cm, a poorly understood biannual species from Gran Canaria, which is very similar to Aichryson laxum, yet with dark green leaves which will turn almost red in full sun and a losely branching inflorescence with numerous yellow flowers. Easily grown in any humus rich, well drained substrate in a partially shaded (summer) to sunny (winter) spot. Keep plants at a minimum of some 10°C in winter. V-VI.
50 seeds per package.

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seed package2817 € 4,99*
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Aichryson punctatum

Aichryson punctatum

10 (20)cm, similar to Aichryson pachycaulon, yet smaller in all parts, reaching some 10cm to 20cm in height. The dark green rhomboid leaves have margins with small blackish dots and all parts are covered with short fine hairs. From shaded, slightly moist rock crevices on all western islands including Gran Canaria. Makes numerous intense yellow flowers in a lax inflorescence. Easily raised from seeds when plants have died down after flowering. For any humus rich, always slightly moist soil in a partially shaded spot. For any humus rich, well drained soil in a partially shaded to sunny spot at a minimum of some 12°C in winter. III-V.
50 seeds per package.

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seed package (ex El Hierro)5125 € 4,99
seed package (ex El Hierro)
(ex El Hierro)
seed package (ex Gran Canaria, Spain)2820 € 4,99
(ex Gran Canaria)
seed package (ex La Gomera, Spain)3417 € 4,99*
seed package (ex La Gomera, Spain)
(ex La Gomera)
seed package (ex La Palma, Spain)3418 € 4,99
(ex La Palma)
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Aichryson villosum (subalpine form) Exclusive

Aichryson villosum (subalpine form) Exclusive

10cm, a smaller form of the species, which probably merits a rank of a variety (Aichryson villosum var. ruivoense pro var. nov.), as it differs in various aspects from the common species. It grows on vertical cliffs at subalpine altitudes on the highest elevations on Madeira (e.g. below Pico Ruivo at some 1.720m). In contrast to the species it has smaller, more succulent leaves and a lower inflorescence which gains little more than 10cm in height and diameter. Its leaves are densely pubescent and show a nice reddish tinge under sunny conditions. It usually grows as a biannual, but it is easily propagated by seeds. This subspecies has a frost resistance down to -7°C/20°F for a short period. An ideal plant for the unheated greenhouse or the cool wintergarden.
50 seeds per package.

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seed package 2823 € 7,99
Aichryson villosum Exclusive

Aichryson villosum Exclusive

20 (30)cm, endemic of partially shaded to sunny exposed and slightly moist rock walls on the island of Madeira, rarely seen in cultivation. Makes small plants of some 20cm in height and has fresh green, broadly ovoid, densely pubescent (=hairy) leaves, which show a reddish tinge under sunny conditions. Makes quite large, clear yellow star like flowers in June to July. Usually grows as annual to biannual, but it may be easily propagated by seeds or cuttings, which have to be taken before plants are maturing to flower.
50 seeds per package.

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seed package 2952 € 3,99*
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