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Aeonium urbicum

Salad Bowl

This bright green succulent has a large rosette. The tips of its leaves blush red when happily stressed. Each plant grows two to three rosettes. It is monocarpic, meaning it will die after blooming. Watch for off-white flowers in the spring.

Quick Look:

  • Full sun to partial shade

  • Typical water needs for a succulent

  • Plant grows up to 12″ (30.5 cm) tall
    Plant grows up to 36″ (91 cm) wide

  • Zone 9a (Minimum 20° F | -6.7° C)

  • Not cold hardy

  • Propagation by cuttings

  • Can be toxic to humans and animals

  • Actively grows in Spring and Fall

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Care and Propagation Information

General Care for Aeonium urbicum “Salad Bowl”

Aeonium urbicum “Salad Bowl” grows lower to the ground. When multiple plants are grown together, then can be used as a small bush in your xeriscaped yard.


Aeonium urbicum “Salad Bowl”has typical watering needs for a succulent. It's best to use the “soak and dry” method, and allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings.

Where to Plant

“Salad Bowl” is not cold hardy, so if you live in a zone that gets colder than 20° F (-6.7° C), it's best to plant this succulent in a container that can be brought indoors. It does well in full to partial sun.

Plant in an area of your garden that gets 6 hours of sunlight a day. If planting indoors, place in a room that gets a lot of sunlight, such as near a southern-facing window (if you're in the Northern Hemisphere).

How to Propagate Aeonium urbicum “Salad Bowl”

To propagate Aeonium urbicum “Salad Bowl” from cuttings, use a sterile, sharp knife or pair of scissors. Remove a stem from the main plant, and allow it to callous for several days before placing on well-draining soil. Water whenever the soil has dried out completely.