Description: This is the largest of the four A. canariense varieties, forming large cup shaped rosettes up to 60cm in diameter. The light green leaves are covered with minute glandular hairs giving the foliage a very soft and fuzzy feel. Plants may either remain as a solitary head or produce a small number of offsets over time. When stressed and throughout summer, plants may show shades of orange and red on the older leaves. Older plants may develop a short stumpy stem but over all the plants will not grow much larger than 20 cm high.
Plant Care: All the Aeonium canariense varieties make interesting potted specimens and are beautiful plants to grow. Plants will handle a good amount of shade but grow in good light to achieve the best colours, avoiding the very hot afternoon sun of the plants may burn.
Origins & Distribution: Canary Islands (Northern Tenerife ex. Teno)
Comments: Some botanists now recognise and have reclassed the four Aeonium canariense varieties to subspecies status. This is now more correctly known as Aeonium canariense ssp. canariense. To avoid immediate confusion we will retain the old name for now.
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