Aeonium arboreum ‘Atropurpureum’


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.

About Mulysa

I love my work as a landscape designer and artist. When I'm not planning homesteads or working in the studio, you'll find me hiking, photographing, gardening, baking, cooking vegetarian meals with friends, reading and working on sustainability issues...with my baby on my hip in Portland, Oregon.
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