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Aichryson × domesticum ‘Variegatum’

Youth and old age

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Features

  • BloomsJune
  • Height0.1m to 0.15m
  • Spread0.4m to 0.5m
  • Growth HabitBranched clump
  • Flower ColourBright yellow
  • Leaf ColourDark green variegated white

Description

Aichryson × domesticum ‘Variegatum’ (Youth and old age). Prostrate, perennial succulent with stems crowned by rosettes of hairy, cream-marked, green leaves, occasionally pure cream. Produces yellow, star-shaped flowers in spring.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Succulent

Origin

Azores, Madeira, Canary Islands

Interest and use

Grown as an ornamental, and often as a houseplant in temperate areas.

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Needs

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

Cultivation

Frost tender. Grow in gritty, loam-based compost in full sun. Water and feed regularly when growing indoors.

Propagation

By seed or by cuttings taken in the spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Susceptible to mealy bugs and aphids

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