• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigourous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Aeonium undulatum

Saucer plant

Saucer plant

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  • Other common names Saucer plant

  • Synonyms Aeonium pseudotabuliforme hort.
    Aeonium youngianum

  • Genus Aeonium are evergreen succulents often of shrubby habit, with fleshy leaves in terminal rosettes on the shoots, and racemes or panicles of small, star-shaped flowers with numerous narrow petals

  • Family Crassulaceae / Crassulaceae

  • Species A. undulatum is a succulent, evergreen subshrub to 25cm in height, with terminal rosettes of fleshy, tongue-shaped, glossy leaves to 15cm in length, tinged with red. Flowers small, yellow, in large conical panicles

  • Plant range Gran Canaria


  • Foliage Evergreen

  • Habit Bushy



  • Full Sun

  • Aspect South-facing or East-facing

  • Exposure Sheltered


  • Chalk


  • Chalk


  • MoistureWell-drained

  • SoilLoam, Sand

  • pHNeutral, Alkaline, Acid


  • Ultimate height

    0.1-0.5 metres

  • Ultimate spread

    0.1-0.5 metres

  • Time to ultimate height

    10-20 years

How to grow

Cultivation Grow under glass in a standard cactus compost, in full light. When in growth water freely and feed every two or three weeks with a low nitrogen liquid feed. Keep almost dry in the winter

Propagation Propagate by seed sown at 19-24�C in spring or by cuttings of rosettes kept at 18�C and barely moist until rooted

Suggested planting locations and garden types Mediterranean Climate Plants Patio & Container Plants

How to care

Pruning No pruning required

Pests May be attacked by aphids and mealybugs

Diseases Generally disease free

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