Aeonium x hybridum, also known as Aeonium x barbatum is a succulent perennial that forms a tufted bush up to 6 inches (15 cm) tall and up to 12 inches (30 cm) wide. Leaves are arranged in rosettes up to 4 inches (10 cm) in diameter.
Aeoniums are odd looking succulent plants, with long, arching stems and rosettes of leaves. There are about 35 species, and most are native to the Canary Islands. They prefer a Mediterranean climate—not too hot, not too cold, not too dry. The plants form fleshy rosettes, and you will notice a similarity between Aeoniums and several other succulent plants, most noticeably Echeveria and Sempervivum, the popular Hens and Chicks. Aeoniums can be low growers or branching plants that grow into shrubs.