Aeonium arboreum

I got this little guy from my friend Sue a while back.  It has thin, slightly fleshy leaves that grow in a radial from the centre of the plant and has golden-yellow flowers in the spring (I’m still waiting to see the flowers).  This plant currently has one stem but they normally grow more branches.

Surprisingly, another succulent I thought was South African is not.  This one originates in the Canary Islands!

Aeonium arboreum.

Aeonium arboreum.

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3 Responses to Aeonium arboreum

  1. Sonya February 19, 2009 at 10:43 am #

    Good to know Smile. We’ve got one of these from Rog’s mum and someone told me it wasn’t indigenous. I wonder how many of these have ‘crept’ in – where we think they’re indigenous, but they’re ‘imposters’. ha

  2. Niall McNulty February 19, 2009 at 10:45 am #

    and doesn’t it just look South African?

  3. elephant's eye October 2, 2009 at 11:17 pm #

    I also have the deep red one on the newer post. Yes, it does look like one of ours!

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