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Care of the plant Aeonium haworthii or Haworth's aeonium.

Care of the plant Aeonium haworthii or Haworth's 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 haworthii, Aeonium glutinosum, Aeonium canariense, Aeonium arboreum, Aeonium mascaense, Aeonium percarneum, Aeonium undulatum, Aeonium spathulatum, Aeonium sedifolium, Aeonium virgineum.

Common names: Haworth's aeonium, Pinwheel. This species is native to Canary Islands.

They are bushy succulent plants that reach 1 meter in height. The leaves are fleshy, appear in rosettes and are bluish green; they have a finely serrated margin (sometimes reddish). The flowers are yellowish and pink and appear in clusters above the leaves. They bloom from the second half of winter to mid-spring.

They are used to form groups in frost-free areas or in pots. They are easy to grow plants that combine well with Gazanias, Gaillardias and other Aeonioums.

Aeonium haworthii can be grown in full sun or light shade exposure; They need warm climates like the Mediterranean. They do not tolerate frost or cold below 5 ºC.

The soil could be a mixture of 50% blond peat, 25% coarse sand and 25% garden soil. Planting and transplanting is done in the fall.

Always water moderately, waiting until the soil has completely dried. Reduce winter risk; water only once a month.

They appreciate a slight fertilization with mineral fertilizer for succulent plants in autumn.

They do not need pruning but damaged rosettes can be trimmed at any time of the year.

They are sensitive to the attack of aphids and mealybugs if there is too much drought and to fungi if there is excess watering.

They propagate from seeds sown in summer or through stem cuttings rooted in a sandy and slightly humid substrate.

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Aeonium haworthii
Aeonium haworthii
Aeonium haworthii var Kiwi
Aeonium haworthii var Kiwi
Aeonium haworthii
Aeonium haworthii
Aeonium haworthii
Aeonium haworthii
Aeonium haworthii
 

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