The ‘ Bronze Medal ‘ Aeonium is a magnificent Aeonium hybrid which grows up to 18 inches in diameter over a crescendo of small and compact medallion – like rosettes up to 2.5 inches (6.2 cm). The red marked bloody leaves are strongly illuminated with dark bronze.This hybrid has no complete parentage. Aeonium sedifolium are indicated by the small rosettes of red – marked glutinous leaves and hemisphere. The other parent is unsure.
Aeonium ‘Bronze Medal’
How to grow for Aeonium ‘Bronze Medal’
You don’t have to prune Aeonium ‘Bronze Medal’ for size or form since it remains tidy and small naturally. Regular cut and tanning will help your aeoniums to look as good as possible. Remove dead leaves or, by sharp scissors or shears, malformed sticks at the base. Before you take aeonium, take five minutes to soaking and thoroughly rinse your cutting tools in a full strength household disinfectant. Dead leaves and other garden debris find a way sometimes between the curved, tightly packed aeonium leaves. You use a compressed air can to remove the debris instead of hand-picking them.
Before planting out, it’s a mild temperature and all chance of frost is over, as the Bronze Medal is a tender plant.
Overwatering is the number one problem for aeonium plants. It causes root and oxygen infections and kills the plant. Overwatering signs include wilting, yellowing and soft spots at the base of the stalks. Stop watering until the land dries completely off and the plant permeates if you find evidence of overwatering. Badly damaged aeoniums may have to be discarded. Sometimes aphids and mealybugs infest aeonium. Sometimes. Infestations are rarely severe and no insecticides must be used. Remove pests from the garden hose with a cloth or cotton swab or sprinkle with water.
How to care for Aeonium ‘Bronze Medal’
Try to plant in a place that enjoys full sun and remember to sparingly use water. Beware that the bronze medal is considered tender, so it is really important that the outside temperatures are much higher than freezing before they are planted or moved outside the plant. Zone 9 and Zone 11 are the USDA hardiness zones typically associated with the bronze medal. In soil ph between 6.1 and 6.5, the bronze medal tends to grow best, which means that the medal does best in low acidity.