Aeonium nobile

The Aeonium nobile is a succulent cactus not very decorative. It is one of the species of the genus that has the largest leaves, something that makes it a very interesting plant due to its high ornamental value. In addition, its inflorescence is of a very striking red color.

Its easy maintenance makes it suitable for everyone, regardless of your experience in growing succulents. So if you want to start or expand your collection, then I will tell you how to take care of it.

Origin and characteristics

Our protagonist is an unbranched shrub endemic to the island of La Palma (Canary Islands) whose scientific name is Aeonium nobile. It is popularly known as red bejeque, and its leaves are obovate to suborbicular, fleshy and large, up to 4-5cm long by 1-2cm wide. The flowers are grouped in large red inflorescences that emerge from the center of the rosette of leaves in summer, between the months of June and September in the northern hemisphere.

Its height does not exceed 30 centimeters, so it is a plant that can be kept in a pot for its entire life. But let’s look at it in more detail below.

What are their cares?

If you dare to have a copy, we recommend providing the following care:

  • Location: outdoors, in full sun or light shade.
  • Land:
    • Pot: universal growing substrate mixed with perlite in equal parts.
    • Garden: well drained.
  • Watering: 2-3 times a week in summer and somewhat less the rest of the year.
  • Subscriber: from the beginning of spring to the end of summer with fertilizer for cacti and other succulents following the instructions specified on the package.
  • Multiplication: by seeds in spring-summer.
  • Hardiness: it can be grown outdoors all year long if the temperature does not drop below -2ºC.

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