Aeonium arboreum 'Atropurpureum' (House plant)Houseleek Tree

Tender Shrub

What is Tender Shrub?
Woody plant, usually having a permanent framework of branches.
Susceptible to damage or death at temperatures below 5C.

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NEW - fascinating shrubby succulent

Succulent, leafy rosettes remain evergreen

Striking architechtural plant

Ideal for a warm room or conservatory

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Height Up to 90cm (36in)
Spread Up to 60cm (24in)

Tender Shrub

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Aeonium arboreum 'Atropurpureum' has a most unusual appearance that makes this a splendid focal point in your home. This evergreen, succulent, sub-shrub boasts fleshy-leaved rossettes at the branch tips. The central woody stem is multi-branching with maturity, giving it an architechtural quality. This showy plant enjoys warm temperatures above 5C (41F). It is best suited to a warm, sunny spot in your home or a heated conservatory. In summer it may be moved to a sunny patio. Return Aeoniums to a frost free location well before the first frosts. Height: 90cm (36"). Spread: 60cm (24").

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How to Grow

Grow Aeonium plants in well drained, sandy or gritty soil in sun or light, semi shade.

Aeoniums are frost tender and require temperatures above 5C (41F) if they are to survive. In most parts of the UK they are best grown in pots and moved to a heated greenhouse or conservatory over the winter months.

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Like all succulents, Aeoniums have fleshy leaves which store moisture to help them to cope with dry conditions. However these plants also have shallow root systems which can be vulnerable during extended periods of drought. Water moderately and feed occasionally while Aeoniums are in active growth. Avoid watering between late autumn and spring while plants are dormant.

Aeoniums should be moved to a warm, frost free position in autumn with a minimum temperature of 5C (41F). They can be returned to their position outdoors in late spring, or when all risk of frost has passed.


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