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Care of the plant Aeonium virgineum or Virgin Ravine Aeonium.

Care of the plant Aeonium virgineum or Virgin Ravine Aeonium

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 virgineum, Aeonium undulatum, Aeonium spathulatum, Aeonium mascaense, Aeonium canariense, Aeonium arboreum, Aeonium glutinosum, Aeonium percarneum, Aeonium tabulaeforme, Aeonium simsii.

Common name: Virgin Ravine Aeonium. This species is native to Canary Islands.

They are compact and bushy succulent plants with rosettes up to 25 cm in diameter. They have fleshy, bright green leaves with glandular hairs that turn reddish in direct sunlight. The flowers appear in inflorescences about 40 cm high and are yellow in color. They bloom from late winter to early spring.

They are used to form groups in the garden, as isolated specimens or in rockeries. They are ideal plants for Mediterranean coastal gardens or for pots in patios and terraces.

Aeonium virgineum is grown in direct sun exposure (it will take reddish tones) or semi-shade. The winter safety temperature is 7ºC.

They are able to grow in any well-drained soil, be it rocky or sandy, but appreciate that it contains a few of organic matter. Potting is done in early fall.

These plants resist drought well, so watering will be moderate waiting until the soil has dried well before watering. In winter it is not convenient to water them if they are outdoors and there are some rains; in a pot it will be enough to water 1 time a month.

They do not need pruning or fertilization.

They can suffer fungal attacks if there is excess watering or humidity and mealybugs if the environment is very dry and hot.

It's possible to reproduce these plants from seeds sown in spring or by making cuttings at the same time.

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Aeonium virgineum
 

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