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Aichryson × domesticum

Youth and old age

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Features

  • BloomsMay to July
  • Height0.1m to 0.15m
  • Spread0.2m to 0.4m
  • Growth HabitOpen branched
  • Flower ColourBright, yellow
  • Leaf ColourGreen

Description

Aichryson × domesticum (Youth and old age). This species is a shrubby perennial succulent. The leaves are arranged in rosettes of diamond-shaped dark green leaves with fine hairs; they are also marbled with white. The flowers are panicles of bright yellow blooms in the summer.

Characteristics

Perennial, Shrub

Other common names

Mice ears

Origin

Azores, Madeira, Canary Islands

Interest and use

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

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Needs

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

Cultivation

This species is frost tender.

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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