Aeoniums are a genus of succulent plants (about 35 species) native to the Canary Islands. Some have even been found in Cape Verde Islands, Madeira, Morocco, and eastern Africa. Leaves of Aeoniums (pronounced ee-OH-nee-um) are typically rounded and arranged in glossy rosettes. Foliage can be a solid color, or variegated in shades of green, yellow, cream, purple, and red. It is commonly referred to as Tree Houseleek. Plants are propagated by leaf cuttings (some varieties), stem cuttings, and by seed.
Small, star-like flowers grow in clusters from the center of the rosettes. Fleshy leaves make these plants quite similar to several other succulent plants. For example, Echeverias and Sempervivums (commonly known as Hens and Chicks). There are many popular aeonium hybrids and cultivars available. Indeed, these are easy to care for and very hardy plants. Perfect for landscaping in mild, dry climates. View our Aeonium Variety Gallery below.