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Care of the plant Aeonium glutinosum or Sempervivum glutinosum.

Care of the plant Aeonium glutinosum or Sempervivum glutinosum

The genus Aeonium, of the Crassulaceae family, comprises 75 species of succulent plants native to the Canary Islands, Madeira, East Africa and Morocco. Some species are: Aeonium glutinosum, Aeonium canariense, Aeonium arboreum, Aeonium mascaense, Aeonium percarneum, Aeonium haworthii, Aeonium undulatum, Aeonium spathulatum, Aeonium sedifolium, Aeonium virgineum.

Scientific synonym: Sempervivum glutinosum. This species is native to Madeira.

They are bushy succulent plants that reach 40 centimeters in height. The fleshy leaves are arranged in rosettes of about 10 cm in diameter, are light green in color and sticky to the touch. The flowers are yellow, small, and appear in bouquets above the leaves. They bloom in spring and early summer.

They are used in rockeries, as coverings for dry areas of the garden, in pots or in cactus gardens and succulent plants.

These easy-to-grow plants are grown in full sun or light shade exposure. Although they tolerate some sporadic and low intensity frost, it's better not to expose them to less than 5ºC.

The soil should be well drained, light and contain a few of organic matter.

They are low maintenance plants and very resistant to drought; it is enough with a monthly watering in spring and summer and every 2 months in autumn and winter.

Fertilize, in late winter, with a little compost.

They do not require pruning, but in late winter the withered branches and leaves can be removed.

They can be attacked by mealybugs if the heat is very intense and by fungi if there is excess watering.

Although they can be propagated from seeds, the fastest way is through leaf cuttings rooted in a sandy substrate.

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Aeonium glutinosum
Aeonium glutinosum
Aeonium glutinosum
Aeonium glutinosum
Aeonium glutinosum
Aeonium glutinosum
 

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