this is the first crested plant I grew. 2005. Grew, well, not really. I found this Aeonium “sunburst” doing what its doing in sharp contrast to the the other big faces of the entire plant.
Crests are an aberration that happen from a bug bite or due to a virus.I can’t MAKE a plant produce a crest, I can only find and then nurture them. This Aeonium is still in my garden though greatly changed over these past ten years.