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Aeonium lindleyi
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Crassulaceae (Stonecrops)
Origin: Canary Islands (Atlantic Ocean)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloomtime: Spring
Synonyms: [Aeonium lindleyi var. lindleyi]
Height: <1 foot
Width: 1-2 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 30-32 F
Aeonium lindleyi A small succulent shrublet to about 20 inches tall with well-branched woody gray-brown stems terminating in 3 to 4 inch wide flattish rosettes of yellow green (darker with some shade) 1 to 2 inch long by half inch wide succulent leaves that have a rounded wedge shaped tip and are covered in short soft hairs that glisten in the sun. From late spring into summer the relatively shy to appear flowers form with their reddish buds that open to display showy yellow star-shaped flowers in a branched inflorescence. Plant in full sun to bright shade in a soil that drains well and water occasionally. Hardy to the mid 20s F. An nice looking smaller shrub aeonium that is great for rock crevices or as a container specimen. It is one of the Aeonium species, with Aeonium sedifolium>/a>, that has long been reputed to be an antidote for Euphorbia latex "burn", and many collectors keep it handy for this purpose besides it being an attractive plant. Aeonium lindleyi comes from the northern part of Tenerife, the largest of the Canary Islands, from near sea level where it is often found under Euphorbia canariensis and then up to 1,000 feet where it is found growing in the laurel evergreen forest mist zone. The name from the genus comes for Greek word 'aionion' or 'aionios' meaning immortal or everlasting for its succulent nature and presumed longevity. The specific epithet honors the British botanist John Lindley (1799-1865) who was an assistant in Joseph Banks' herbarium. Our plants from cuttings given to us by John Bleck, Santa Barbara's Dean of succulent plants.  Information displayed on this page about  Aeonium lindleyi is based on the research conducted about it in our library and from reliable online resources. We also note those observations we have made of this plant as it grows in the nursery's garden and in other gardens, as well how crops have performed in our nursery field. We will incorporate comments we receive from others, and welcome to hear from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if they share any cultural information that would aid others in growing it.