Aeonium aureum - Green Rose Buds
Formally named - Greenovia aurea
Aeonium's have a dormant period over Summer (photo 6) and begin growing again in Autumn.
Please Note: The first two photos are display photo only and NOT the size of the plant for sale.
Displayed in a 75 mm pot.
Origins: Canary Islands
Also known as Mountain Rose this is a very hardy and versatile small plant to grow. After its summer dormancy (photo 4) the plant opens up to form a bright green rosette of leaves with young pups developing around its base. Its most stunning time of year is during late spring and summer when the head and pups shrink resembling like a small bunch off unopened rose buds. “Hence its name mountain Rose”
It is different to other succulents in that the main growing period is late autumn, winter and spring.
Grow in a well-drained potting mix, applying a small amount of fertiliser in autumn to promote new growth. Water well in the winter growing season but keep watering light and infrequent over the dormant summer months. Grow in a semi shade position to maintain good colour and shape.
Suitable for pots, living plant walls, succulent arrangements, garden situations and balconies.