Aeonium is so sculptural, it’s a gorgeous house plant, but despite the west facing windows on the third floor, this plant, and the bamboo, have to be periodically put out to get a dose of full sun. Jon, of Yardbirds Landscaping, got the tree-like succulent at a nursery east of the city. It looks like hens and chicks on a shrub. The thick branched stems are topped with rosettes of purplish red with greenish centers, that turn a deeper color and red in the center when in more light. These perennials are native to North Africa and the Mediterranean, and aren’t hardy here.