Why do you think they call it this Aeonium Cyclops? We think it’s because this hybrid cross of Aeonium Zwartkop and Undulatum grows solitary and uniquely purple with a soft green center. During the winter growing months the leafs will open up and become more green, but as the days become longer, and the temperatures rise, the plant will begin to revert back to its more purple state leaving only the center of the rosette green. In fact, come full summer, these aeonium will become almost completely purple, and the once 12” wide open heads will close, and take on a spherical shape. Plant these in the back of your succulent garden, they will reach up to 4’ tall. They don’t branch much, but offer character, and individuality as they get older.
If you’re a gardener or houseplant collector in California, it’s time to seriously consider making the switch to growing succulents. They’re eco-friendly and easy!