Aeonium 'Madeira Rose' is a hybrid with an attractive compact habit. In addition, it is tolerant of sunny and hot summer conditions without requiring shade or protection.
Aeonium 'Madeira Rose'
Aeonium 'Madeira Rose', also known as Aeonium 'Halloween', is a stunning succulent that forms very concentric rosettes of olive green leaves that can blush bronze in strong sunlight, giving the plant a unique two-toned appearance. It typically grows up to 15 inches (45 cm) in height and 30 inches (75 cm) in diameter. The plant freely produces rings of offsets at an early age, quickly forming an attractive clump. Its leaves are spoon-shaped with fine cilia along the margins, up to 4 inches (10 cm) long and 1.2 inches (3 cm) wide.
Flowering has not been observed to date.
Aeonium 'Madeira Rose' is a patented (PP29567) hybrid that results from a crossing made by Renee O'Connell, a plant breeder at Altman Plants, in March 2012 as part of a planned breeding program. It was selected by the inventor late in April 2013 from a group of seedlings at a commercial greenhouse in Vista, California, United States.
How to Grow and Care for Aeonium 'Madeira Rose'
Light: Aeonium 'Madeira Rose' thrives in full sun to partial shade, but in summer, light shade may be necessary, especially during the hotter afternoon hours. When growing indoors, ensure it receives as much bright indirect light as possible to prevent the plant from becoming leggy and stretched.
Soil: Unlike most succulents, this plant requires a sandy loam or regular potting soil amended with perlite. Avoid placing it in premade soil mixes designed for succulents since it needs more moisture than they typically provide.
Temperature: Aeonium 'Madeira Rose' does not like hot or dry weather, so it may go dormant in summer. It grows best in USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 10a to 11b, with average minimum winter temperatures ranging from 30 to 50 °F (-1.1 to 10 °C).
Watering: Water the plant thoroughly in spring and fall, allowing the soil to dry before watering again. During the winter, water it more sparingly. While this plant requires more water than most succulents, too much moisture can lead to root rot. During its dormancy in summer, stop watering except in arid conditions.
Fertilizing: To promote healthy growth, apply a water-soluble fertilizer diluted to half the recommended strength. Feed only during the growing season.
Repotting: If growing Aeonium 'Madeira Rose' in a container, repot it every two to three years during the spring. Choose a container with drainage holes to prevent root rot.
Propagation: This plant is easy to propagate by stem cuttings. Take cuttings during the growing season and allow the cut end to dry for several days before planting.
Learn more at How to Grow and Care for Aeonium.
Toxicity of Aeonium 'Madeira Rose'
Aeonium 'Madeira Rose' is considered non-toxic, so it is safe for growing around children and pets.
Forms of Aeonium 'Madeira Rose'
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