Aeonium tabuliforme

Dinner Plate Aeonium

In the north and west of Tenerife these extraordinary succulents can be found clinging to rocky outcrops, often growing vertically. 

In our less benign climate, treat them as low maintenance houseplants, bearing in mind the mantra - not too hot, cold, wet or dry. Water only when completely dry and avoid getting water on the leaves. 

To repot use a mix of 1 part compost to 3 parts grit - not cactus compost. Feed monthly only with a very dilute solution of balanced fertiliser. 

It takes 2 -3 years before they produce their weird flower stalk that rises from the centre of the 'plate.' Unfortunately they are monocarpic (they will die after flowering) but do set an abundance of dust like seed from which they are easily grown.

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£ 6.50

Family

Plant type

Hardiness

Height

Spread

Foliage

Flower

Soil

Position

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Crassulaceae

Tender perennial

H1c

5cm 

60cm 

Rich green 

Yellow 

Gritty loam 

Bright light

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