Aeoniumx Mascaense is a nice small succulent plant only up to 1 inch (2.5 cm) wide with rosettes. There are many rosettes, which form a nice, limestone-green mound up to 2 feet (60 cm) in length and over 18 inches (45 cm) in height. The leaves are very thick and pinchy and have a strong red stripe down the middle. The flora is greenish, and can be measured up to 10 cm (4 inches) in clusters.

Scientific Name

Aeonium x mascaense Bramwell


Aeonium mascaense

Scientific Classification

Family: Crassulaceae

Subfamily: Sedoideae

Tribe: Sedeae

Subtribe: Sedinae

Genus: Aeonium

Aeonium mascaense

How To Grow Aeonium mascaense

Water: The hot and dry weather is not a favor for aeoniums. They may fall asleep in the summer and require no water unless they are too dry. Their leaves curl in the extreme heat to avoid excessive losses of water. They will continue to grow in moist shade in high heat, but the winter to spring is the true growth season, when the temperatures are cool (65–75 F.) and moist. Water every time the soil dries out in winter. Put your finger into the ground for an inch or two. Too much moisture will cause root rot, or allow them to sit in the wet soil.  

Soil: A mix of sandy loam or regular pottery is better than a mix of succulents and cactus because aeonium requires some moisture. Re-pot every 2-3 years with fresh potting soil, if you grow them in containers.

Fertilizer: Feed with a balanced half-strength fertilizer, each month or so, during the growing season. Don’t feed during the sleeping period.

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How To Care For Aeonium mascaense

Aeonium takes care of itself and thrives on neglect if you have proper growing conditions. Often your main task is to move them back and forth from warm sun to shade or indoors when the temperature drops too low. Since they keep their water within their leaves and stems, the eonium has underdeveloped root systems. It can generate roots along its stalks, which can be seen if the plant is binding up or if its stems fall and touch the ground. The roots of the stem will turn the falling parts into new plants quickly. Leggy springs tend to fall away from the weight of the rosettes and snap away. You can plant the broken stem again if this happens.

After blooming, most Aeoniums die. The side shootings live continuously if the plant produces side shoots. Otherwise, the whole plant is gone. It is therefore nice to start new plants regularly from cuttings. It is also possible to start new seed plants. Few Aeonium pests bother. Slugs can cause some damage and the bird may take a bite from time to time.

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