(Aeonium simsii x Aeonium spathulatum)
Description: This one will certainly stand out within your succulent collection! This is an amazing hybrid having one of the most dramatic foliage changes throughout the year. Being lush and green throughout the winter growing period, plants are then reduced to tight cylindrical balls over the summer dormancy. During the summer you will also notice small red and green stripes on the underside of the leaves which are idioblasts. These are specialised plant cells which are thought to be used for water storage.
Plant Care: Very tough and easy to care. As with all the Aeoniums we sell, for best results we recommend growing in a well drained potting mix.
Origins: A hybrid between Aeonium simsii x Aeonium spathulatum
Comments: It is common to see this hybrid incorrectly identified as Aeonium simsii. A key characteristic of this hybrid is the large size of the plant and the rounded bead shaped cilia (hair like structures) on the margins of the leaves. (please see photo's). Aeonium simsii is a much smaller growing species and has long thin cilia on the leaf margins.
Please view our blog to compare the differences between the two: Aeonium x hybridum
Please read carefully before purchasing:
- Plants for sale are displayed in 70mm pots. You will receive the same or similar plant as in this photo. Please use this as a guide to the size of the plants available for purchase.
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