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aeonium

Refers to the family of peas. Fatherland - the Mediterranean, the peninsula of Arabia.

General description : Aionium is a typical succulent with fleshy leaves picked up in a rosette, the color of which varies from yellow to black. A couple of very common species have a completely different appearance.

Aeonium arboreum (Aeonium arboretum) . In this species, loose leaf sockets sit on the tops of long branching stems. It can grow up to 1 m in height. there are forms with purple-brown and approximately black leaves. Yellow flowers are collected in umbellate inflorescences.

Aeonium tabulaeforme (Aionium tiered) . Rosette owns the kind of flat saucer up to 50 cm in diameter, the leaves are closed very tightly. The trunk is very small, usually it can not be seen from under the leaves.

Recommendations for the care of the plant Aionium:

Illumination : Photophilous, preferring southern windows.

Irrigation mode : Moderate during growth, in winter unusual, especially if the plant is kept cool.

Humidity : Does not require spraying.

For the summer it is better to place on a fresh atmosphere (in the park or on the balcony). Keep away from drafts.

Temperature regime : Moderate, in the fall period of inactivity at a temperature of 10-12 ° C, a minimum of 8 ° C.

Soil : Proper benign drainage is required. It is allowed to add birch charcoal or expanded clay.

Recommended soil mix: 1 share clay soil, 1 share leafy, 1 share sand.

During the growth period, one needs fertilizing once per moon with fertilizers for cacti and succulents.

Breeding : Subsidiary rosettes.

Transplantation : In the spring, young plants annually, mature once a couple of years.

Pests : It is infrequent.

Aeonium arboreum

aeonium arboreum

a kind of eonium of the tree-like - aeonium arboreum