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Aichryson (Mice Ears)

"Oreja de Ratón" (Mice Ears) are called most plants of this small genus by the Canary people. They are close to Aeonium in the family of Crassulaceae and grow in rather shaded and slightly moist places in the laurel or pine tree forest on the islands. They make lose racemes of several hundred sulfur to greenish-yellow, miniature star like flowers above usually densely pubescent succulent leaves. All are easily cultivated in any rich, slightly moist soil in a sunny to partially shaded spot throughout the year. Require careful watering and preferably full sun in winter. Will readily self-sow after flowering, when most plants will die down. For more cultivation information please have at look at this page: Sowing and cultivation of Aeonium, Aichryson and Greenovia.
Sow dust-like seeds flat on any well drained soil, keep soil slightly moist from beneath. Do not cover seeds with soil.
50 seeds per package.

Legal note: In accordance with national German laws (BNatSchG and BArtSchV) as well as European (Bern Convention) international conventions (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora - CITES) we do not sell any wild collected material such as seeds from protected plants. Seeds from protected plants exclusively derives from horticulturally artificially propagated plants in Germany respectively Lebanon only, where plants have been taken into cultivation in the late 70ies and early 80ies of the last century.
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Aichryson divaricatum

Aichryson divaricatum

20 (30)cm, endemic of partially shaded and slightly moist soils mainly in the laurel forest zone on the island of Madeira, as the other three Aichryson species from Madeira, it is rarely seen in cultivation. Makes small plants of some 20 cm to 30 cm in height with ovoid, smooth, dark green, shining leaves and many greenish yellow to bright yellow star like flowers from July to August. Usually grows as an annual to biannual, but it may be easily propagates from seeds or by means of cuttings from branching specimens.
50 seeds per package.

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seed package 2768 € 4,99*
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Aichryson laxum

Aichryson laxum

20 (50)cm, can be found on almost all islands and is probably one of the most attractive species within its genus due to its large ovoid dark green leaves which are very hairy on both sides. The inflorescence consists of numerous star-like, yellow flowers. In order to promote vegetative growth, the inflorescence should be cut off in time, otherwise this species will naturally grow as a biannual. Seeds are produced in abundance and will easily germinate. For any humus rich, well drained soil in a partially shaded to sunny spot at a minimum of some 12°C in winter. This item will be discontinued. The remaining stock is being offered at a greatly reduced price. The regular price was € 2,99 per package. III-V.
50 seeds per package.

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seed package3413 € 0,99
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Aichryson laxum var. brevipetalum

Aichryson laxum var. brevipetalum

15 (25)cm, an overall smaller variety from southern Tenerife with smaller ovoid dark green and hairy leaves and numerous star-like, yellow flowers with broader petals than the type species. In order to promote vegetative growth, the inflorescence should be cut off in time, otherwise this species will naturally grow as a biannual. Seeds are produced in abundance and will easily germinate. For any humus rich, well drained soil in a partially shaded to sunny spot at a minimum of some 12°C in winter. This item will be discontinued. The remaining stock is being offered at a greatly reduced price. The regular price was € 4,99 per package. III-V.
50 seeds per package.

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seed package9580 € 2,99
Aichryson parlatorei

Aichryson parlatorei

10 (15)cm, an annual dwarf species, which is native to all western islands, where it prefers rich and slightly moist soils in partial shade. The bright yellow flowers are rather large for the overall plant's size. The small rhomboid, fresh green leaves show few blackish markings on their edges. For any humus rich, well drained soil in a partially shaded to sunny spot at a minimum of some 12°C in winter. II-IV.
50 seeds per package.

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seed package3416 € 0,99
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Aichryson punctatum

Aichryson punctatum

10 (20)cm, similar to Aichryson pachycaulon, yet smaller in all parts, reaching some 10cm to 20cm in height. The dark green rhomboid leaves have margins with small blackish dots and all parts are covered with short fine hairs. From shaded, slightly moist rock crevices on all western islands including Gran Canaria. Makes numerous intense yellow flowers in a lax inflorescence. Easily raised from seeds when plants have died down after flowering. For any humus rich, always slightly moist soil in a partially shaded spot. For any humus rich, well drained soil in a partially shaded to sunny spot at a minimum of some 12°C in winter. This item will be discontinued. The remaining stock is being offered at a greatly reduced price. The regular price was € 4,99 per package. III-V.
50 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package3417 € 0,99
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Aichryson villosum

Aichryson villosum

20 (30)cm, endemic of partially shaded to sunny exposed and slightly moist rock walls on the island of Madeira, rarely seen in cultivation. Makes small plants of some 20cm in height and has fresh green, broadly ovoid, densely pubescent leaves, which show a reddish tinge under sunny conditions. Makes quite large, clear yellow star like flowers in June to July. Usually grows as annual to biannual, but it may be easily propagated by seeds or cuttings, which have to be taken before plants are maturing to flower.
50 seeds per package.

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seed package 2952 € 4,99