Aeonium undulatum is a succulent, always-green subshrub, a large species of Aeonium with up to 10 inches (25 cm) of sponge formed, somewhat metallic-green wavy leaves that often form large rosettes over a length of 3.3 feet (1 m) above the ground. Other rosettes , unlike the most Aeoniums, don’t branch off this stem. The flowers in a terminal cluster are dark yellow, usually in summer, up to 20 inches (50 cm) above the foil. The plant is monocarpic and the flowering tongue will die after about 5 years when it flowers.

Scientific Name

Aeonium undulatum Webb & Berthel.

Common Name

Stalked Aeonium


Aeonium youngianum

Scientific Classification

Family: Crassulaceae

Subfamily: Sedoideae

Tribe: Sedeae

Subtribe: Sedinae

Genus: Aeonium

Aeonium undulatum (Stalked Aeonium)

How To Grow Aeonium undulatum (Stalked Aeonium)

Aeoniums once established tolerate modest, short dryness, but they will suffer if they are not watered. Water Aeoniums in the garden soil during the summer are moist 1 inch deep whenever the ground appears dry. Condensed aeoniums need to be watered more frequently, so check their soil during hot, dry weather twice a week. Water, when it feels 1 inch dry below the surface and adds water to the drainage trough on the ground. Reduce watering for both pot and garden aeoniums once a month in winter.

The majority of aeoniums grow well without fertilizer and too much fertilizer in otherwise healthy plants can cause weak spindling growth and color decolour. The exception is container-cultivated aeoniums that may exhaust their soil rapidly during the growing season. Use a 14-14-14 slow release fertilizer specially formulated for cactuses and sugars. Use it again in midsummer and in the spring when new growth occurs. Apply one tea cubicle each 1 gallon of soil to moist soil and apply equally.

Aeonium undulatum (Stalked Aeonium)

How To Care For Aeonium undulatum (Stalked Aeonium)

Your main focus should be on the development of an ideal environment for these plants. If the plants are happy, they need little attention. They do quite well in a balanced outdoor environment when left to their own devices. Keep your climate in mind when thinking about placing your plant. These plants originate in sunny, mild Mediterranean environments, and therefore are not suitable for extremes in heat and cold. If the cold (not under-null) winters of your area, put your plant in a protected zone, protecting it against strong, cold winds. These plants must be wintered inside in areas that freeze and get light sun. Indoors are freezing. You might need artificial light to supplement this.

When you live in a sunny area, place your plant in the warmest part of the day to allow shade. When you live in an area that is heavily precipitated, plant your Aeoniums on a path with very well drained (even rocky) ground to prevent your plants from standing in water. You must pay close attention to the temperature and quantity of sole and rain they receive in climates that do not allow these plants to naturalize. It’s best to keep them as container plants in this kind of environment and move them around to protect them against extreme weather conditions as required.

Aeonium undulatum (Stalked Aeonium)