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botanical name:
Aeonium arboreum 'Zwartkop'
Aeonium arboreum 'Zwartkop' © Deeproot Plant Base
synonyms:  Aeonium arboreum 'Schwarzkopf'
family:  Crassulaceae
characteristics: perennial, evergreen
height: 2.00m
width: 2.00m
growth rate: slow
growth habit:
leaf colour: purple
flower colour: yellow
stem/bark: buff
main season: All Year
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: dry soil, sandy soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: 10°C
USDA zone: 11 to 11
description:
Very dark purple, almost black, leaves on thick stems. May produce spikes of tiny yellow flowers.

cultivation:
Not frost hardy, requiring a minimum winter temperature of 10°C. Moderately fertile, very sharply drained soil in full sun or some shade. Liberal watering during the growing season, but allowing the compost to dry out in between. Little or no water during the dormant, winter period.

propagation:
From cuttings. Allow cut to dry off, insert into sandy compost and keep just moist until rooted.

usage:
Good for growing in a container, for the patio in summer.

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