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Aeonium arboreum 'Atropurpureum' is a branching succulent small shrub with striking dark purple to near black rosettes of foliage on the end of the branches. An easy care plant, it is rarely troubled by pests or diseases.
This plant likes a bright light to a sunny position. Hot summer sun can damage the leaves. It is shallow rooted, and most of the water storage is in the stem and leaves. This plant likes regular watering. It is a good specimen plant for pots or the garden. Fertiliser is rarely needed. It is frost tender.
Propagation by division or cuttings.
This Aeonium is monocarpic, which means that it dies after flowering. It has yellow flowers which are a brilliant contrast against the dark foliage.
Flower colour: yellow
Flowering season: not specified
Maximum height: 1 metres
Minimum height: not specified
Maximum width: 1 metres
Minimum width: not specified
This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: temperate, subtropical, tropical.
Loam: moist, well-drained.
Soil pH: 5-8.5
Planting season: Any.
Types of fertiliser: None needed.