Monday, February 1, 2010

Beheaded Aeonium

Aeonium © Evelyn Howard 2010I have had my green aeonium for a few years. There was never much sun where I lived. The stalk kept growing each year, and it began to look like a miniature coconut tree (pictured on the left).

A few months ago, I finally cut it (*). The stalk is now 3 inches. The rosette is more prominent, and I think it looks much better (see photo below).

I have just completed this arrangement (below) today. The other plants in the photo are ivy geranium (behind the rosette, going up the trellis), centaurea gymnocarpa (don’t know the common name but it’s the white-grey plant) and seaside daisy (in between the white-grey plant and the aeonium rosette). All these plants require little water and well-drained soil, so I hope they are going to be happy together.

Aeonium © Evelyn Howard 2010

ps. (*) Like many types of succulent, when the stalk is cut, the “wound” has to be left to dry out before planting.

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15 comments:

Louis la Vache said...

«Louis» has never been one to like succulents - but that may change if he keeps looking at this blog! ;-)

Teri C said...

Your plants always look beautiful and if they are not, you make them look great!

HCM!

deepazartz said...

I so agree with Teri!!!
That are lovely:)

HCM dear Ev!

faroutflora said...

If you like the palm tree look (I know I do), you should check out a succulent called Euphorbia lambii...also known as Tree Euphorbia. There is a purple cvs too that the name is escaping me.
Matti

Margaret Ann said...

Such lovely plants...I especially love the rosette patterns of so many of the succulants...HCM!

Noelle said...

Hello Evelyn,
I love the combination of plants together. I think the white/gray plant really ties it all together :^)

Judy Butler said...

Your blog is filled with so many beautiful phots. These are lovely and much appreciated. HCM. Thank you for visiting my blog. Take care, Judy

Melanie said...

Wow, that arrangement looks fabulous. Great tip about letting the cut stalk of a succulent dry before planting it.

yoon see said...

yeah, I also agree with Teri.
You have a magic hand on this:)

Greyscale Territory said...

A creative arrangement where the neutral like tones enhance each other! Beautiful!

SandyCarlson said...

That is so very beautiful.

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Beautiful plants !! Last one is amazing !! great

Amy said...

They look very happy together!

Denise said...

These succulents look wonderful and so healthy. I can see you know what you are doing. It's good for me to read such things as I am not so knowledgeable about flowers and I learn a lot from posts like this. Thank you so much :)

Julie said...

Gorgeous grouping!!!

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