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General Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile

Description

Aichryson genus. This genus consists of roughly 15 species of annual and perennial, sub-tropical succulents. They are often shrub-like and are mostly short-lived, dying after flowering (monocarpic).

The genus name comes from the Greek words 'ai' meaning 'always' and 'chrysos' meaning 'gold'. which refers to the flowers.

Characteristics

Perennials, Succulents

Origin

Azores, Madeira, Canary Islands

Interest and use

Grown for their fleshy, spoon-shaped to rounded, hairy leaves.

Cultivation

These plants are frost tender with a min of 5C. Grow them in full sun or partial shade in very well drained soil.

Propagation

You can propagate by seed or by stem cuttings in the spring or summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Susceptible to mealy bugs and aphids

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