Aeonium Arboreum Zwartkop
Aeonium Arboreum Zwartkop
Aeonium Arboreum Zwartkop
Aeonium Arboreum Zwartkop

Aeonium Arboreum Zwartkop

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Name

Aeonium arboreum Zwartkop (black head)

What you get

a well rooted 2ltr pot

About

Aeonium Zwartkop is a sensational trunked succulent with a fleshy trunk that is topped with a rosette of deep purple leaves that are almost black. It can grow  up to 2m in height in its native habitat, but more like 1m in the UK. It can be pruned if it becomes to leggy,

Family

Crassulaceae

Origin

Atlantic coast of Morrocco

Care and planting

Must be kept frost free and dry in winter, however in the growing season water it every 4-5 days, (let it dry out and water again). Use a good soil based compost and add a third grit to help with drainage. Don't over pot.

Uses

Great as a pot plant or planted in the garden as summer bedding. Lift for the winter, unless you live in the mildest coastal areas of the UK where you can risk leaving them in the ground.