The pointed leaves have a strong central stripe, and they may develop a pinkish color on exposure to strong sunlight. There are variants with less pointed leaves but still with the central stripe. The flowers are yellow. The species is native to mountains in Yemen and north-eastern Africa, from Ethiopia and Somalia to Kenya and Uganda.
Pronunciation: ee-OH-nee-um loo-koh-BLEF-ah-rum
Species Meaning: From the Greek leukos (white) and blepharis (eyelash); for the thin white leaf margins
Aeonium leucoblepharum is native to Ethiopia.
It is drought-tolerant and needs a well-draining soil that imitates the poor, rocky soil of mountain. You should water it every two weeks, when you see that the soil has become completely dry. Even if it’s more tolerant to cold temperatures than the other plants of the genus Aeonium, A. leucolepharum should be protected from frost. Put the plant in a bright spot: full exposure to sunlight will enhance the pink hints of its leaves, although the plant grows without any problem in partial shade.
In Our Garden
Plant ID: P21004
Found in Greenhouse,
On the wet side of the dry bench.
We acquired this plant from Fred Meyer.