Scientific Name – Aeonium arboreum
Synonim – Sempervivum arboretum L.
Common name(s) – tree aeonium, tree houseleek, ensaiao, saiao, garchosilla, siemperviva mayor, kalluwa.
Distribution and Habitat – it is native to Morocco in northern Africa and the southern Mediterranean islands.
Description – subshrub, stem woody at base, are often branching. Leaves borne at the ends of the branches in rather flat rosettes, 10-25 cm diameter; leaves 5-15 x 1-4 cm, glossy, light green to yellow-green, long-spatulate, margined with fine white hairs, acuminate, bases cuneate. Inflorescences pyramidal panicles, 10-25 x 10-15 cm; peduncul 5-20 cm; pedicel 2-12 mm; flowers 9-11, bright yellow, sepals pubescent, petals 5-7 x 1.5-2 mm. Flowering in December-April. n = 18.
Growth rate – grow 2 m in its native habitat, though more like 30-90 cm in cool-temperates climates.
Tolerances – tolerate summer water, but prefer to be on the dry side.
Requirements – prefer porous, well-drained soil.
Propagation – by seeds, and cultivars by cuttings. Trim each cutting to 9 cm long and insert in a pot of gritty compost to root.
Pest and Diseases –
Garden Partners – Agave celsii, Aloe striata, Kalanchoe sp., Senecio serpens.
Cultivars – ‘ Atropurpureum’ – cultivar with vegetative parts colored deep copper to dark purple in the summer. It needs full sun to attain the most color.
‘Luteovariegatum’ has green leaves with wide margins of light yellow.
‘Zwartkop’ has glossy leaves, dark purple, new growth is greener. Do fine in full sun, prefer partial shade, especially in areas that have harsh summers.
Properties and Uses
Daniel Guillot Ortiz, Emilio Laguna Lumbreras, Josep Antoni Rossellò Picornell – La familia Crassulaceae en la flora aloctona valenciana – CEDro, 2009
Umberto Quattrocchi – CRC World Dictionary of Plants Names – CRC Press, 1999
Cactus and succulent plants
Rhipsalis grandiflora Haworth 1819
Succulent perennial. Short stem with a rosette of leaves at the base. The leaves are 5-7.5 cm long, obovata-spatulate, concave, tomentoase. Blossom side, 20-30 cm long, flowers campanulata, yellow-orange, 5 SEPA, 5 petals, 10 stamens.
Corryocactus quadrangularis F. Ritter 1958
Agapanthus species. Cultivation and maintenance
Perennial species, 30 cm height, 60-90 cm diameter, forming a dense bush covering the ground well. Leaves linear-lanceolata, margin entire, shiny dark green, 2,5-4 cm long x 3.6 mm wide. Flowers white, 4 petals, blossom type corymb, 9 cm diameter, January-June period of prosperity. Fruit silicula, 7 mm long.
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Anthurium grows well on land with good water retention, but with good drainage.
Culture and maintenance of species of Aechmea
Lychnis flos-cuckoo - cuckoo flower
Lychnis flos-cuckoo - perennial species, native to Europe, Siberia and the Caucasus, grows spontaneously in grassy places, wet the edge of ponds, through meadows and wet meadows, from 0 to 1600 m altitude.
Haplophyllum patavinum belongs to the family Rutaceae, dedicated to the city of Padova (IT). Species by extinction due to habitat destruction, species protected by law (in Italy).
Aesculus hippocastanum - common horsechestnut
Aesculus hippocastanum - is used in parks and gardens, the tree line, solitary or in groups. The flowers are bees, and seeds contain starch, protein, tannin, saponin and edible oil, which can be manufactured soap, technical oil, glue, medicines. Species not produce forest wood is of poor quality.
Hepatica nobilis Schreb
Herbaceous perennial, fibrous root. Leaves evergreen, coriacee, the young are green open and passwords, dark olive green on the upper face, and purple on the lower face at maturity and during flowering, cordiform 3-lobate, lobe ovat, margin entire, top obtuse.
Aptenia cordifolia Schwantes
Aptenia cordifolia - Prostate species, evergreen, native to southern Africa. Leaves opposite, petiolate, ovat-cord, edge entire, 1-3 cm long. Flowers solitary, terminal or axillary, short pedunculate, 1 cm diameter, 4 sepa unequal petals united at the base, pink to purple, stamens numerous. Blooms in April-August. Fruit capsule, obconica, 4 valves, 1 cm long.