An Irish Bouquet?

by Julia
(BC, Canada)

I just brought home a new succulent that is labeled "Irish Bouquet" by the company that sold it, but I can't find any other information about it anywhere because I don't know the species name!

The leaves are tiny! The largest is about 1cm long and .5cm wide.

Not sure how to take care of this cute little guy! Hope you can help!

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Feb 27, 2015
Check International Crassulaceae Network
by: Manny

I had one of those and the publisher of the International Crassulaceae Network said it was a Aeonium lindleyi var. lindleyi.

Check the website out and look at the photos and see what you think. Some genera of plants have species that look similar to the species in other genera.

It is hard to tell unless you do a DNA test (lol).

Who knows, yours may be an Aichryson. Um… some species of that genus have Aeoniums as synonyms (and probably visa versa).

You can check The Plant List for correct and up to date genus and species names.

LLIFLE is also a good website.

May 21, 2013
not Aeonium
by: Rosemarie

The plant in your photo is an Aichryson, not an Aeonium (it is now all over the web as 'Irish Bouquet' because of whatever company selling it decided to give it a name rather than figure out its valid name). I cannot tell the size of the rosettes, but it could be Aichryson bethencourtianum or Aichryson tortuosum.

Ah, good to know, Rosemarie! Thanks for the correction.

Dec 02, 2010
Any Time is the Right Time
by: Jacki

Hi Julia - thanks for your nice comment!

Aeonium seem to do well any time they're pruned - they will make a whole lot of new shoots from below where you cut them, making the whole plant much bushier. Have a look at these pages for some ideas of what to do with all the pieces:

Use them for succulent mosaics, succulent wreaths or other succulent crafts.

Dec 02, 2010
by: Julia

Thanks so much, that gives me lots more info. to go on!
I was just wondering, if I trim the rosettes off the top, will the lower part of the stem grow more leaves? Some parts of the plant are already looking a little top heavy. And is there a certain time of year to prune Aeoniums?
Thanks again! Your website is great!!!

Dec 02, 2010
by: Jacki

Hi Julia - isn't that frustrating how some companies supplying plants to nurseries and box stores don't have the slightest notion of plant etiquette?

Irish Bouquet is the name of a variety of Aeonium, some of the most beautiful of all the tender succulents.

Originating in much warmer climates than Canada, they will survive quite nicely in our warm summers but must be wintered indoors as a houseplant.

They are a little bit particular as far as watering goes - tepid water, plentiful during the summer when it's warm out, but much less in their winter dormancy.

Prune off the rosettes as they get taller and leave a gangly stem - but don't discard them as they root readily to make replacements or lovely additions to succulent wreaths or other succulent crafts.

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