any ideas what this cacti or succulent is?
Looks like Aeonium arboreum 'Zwartkopf'.
23 Aug, 2011
And would appear to be struggling with lack of light. They are not hardy in the UK and are normally grown in a pot so that they can be indoors in a cool room over winter.
I had one struggling exactly the same so I chopped the stems into 4inch lengths, dipped in rooting powder ,potted up and bingo I have now 15 Zwartkopf very healthy and flourishing. Keep the flower on the end piece of stem when cutting and it will develop.
Good suggestion Ian
thanks guys. i saw it growing outside the appartment i was staying at in spain...i had no idea what it was but i loved it and wanted to try growing one myself. wish me luck! :-)
Keep it as a houseplant in that case Groovy
That one in Spain looks like it is in summer dormancy from the heat, not lacking light. That's something they don't normally do in the UK, as a houseplant.
24 Aug, 2011
They don't usually do it is Spain either, we've seen them the size of dinner plates in Madera in September.
Have put a photo of my baby Zwartkopf for you to see ,into my photos, just to encourage you groovygrotty.
As an island, Madeira would probably be one of the last places where Aeonium arboreum would show summer dormancy. Inland southern Spain, especially if they are having a drought, they would probably look almost as bad as they normally do in the summer here. : )
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