ISI 2002-7. Aeonium sedifolium (Webb) Pit. & Proust

The most diminutive aeonium, A. sedifolium forms compact rounded mounds just a few inches tall, with inch-wide rosettes of plump sedum-like leaves. In age it can form an open branching structure with a crown of foliage, giving a bonsai-like effect. When grown in bright light, the sticky foliage becomes attractively marked with red. The flowers are bright yellow, typical of the genus. Rooted cuts of HBG 59024, a plant collected by H. Y. Liu (#2558) as part of his doctoral thesis revision of the genus, July 20, 1983, at 800 m. elev., near Masca, Tenerife, Canary Is. $6.50.

Bonsai form, branching.

Photo © 2002 by John N. Trager. Images may not be used elsewhere without permission.

Published in the Cactus and Succulent Journal, Vol. 74 (2), March - April, 2002