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Wish Granted for John

John - Diary Story (002)

Our resident artist John, also has a love of Aeonium’s, a succulent plant from the North West coastal region of Africa. He mentioned this to our gardener Lyndon in one of their chats, so Lyndon brought him a cutting to grow in his room. Aeoniums are easy to root and grow providing they don’t get too cold or wet, ideal for our homes! John calls these “chocolate” aeoniums and it could well be the variety “chocolate rose”. The best variety of rose jokes our gardener and ideal for Easter. This one’s parent was found in a skip though so its exact type is unknown. If you are struggling to say aeonium, their English name is “tree house leek” although in reality, they only grow to around 5ft tall.