Sempervivum grow and care – succulent of the genus Sempervivum also known as Houseleeks or Hens and Chicks, Sempervivum perennial evergreen used as ornamental drought tolerant plant, can grow in mediterranean, desert, subtropics, temperate, tropics climate or as houseplant and growing in hardiness zone 4+.
Leaves color can be: green, blue, purple, red, yellow or orange, the shape elliptic to wedge shape, can be: hairy leaf like velvet, pointed top, wavy leaf.
Flower color can be: pink, purple, peach white, yellow, green or orange some cultivars have darker color in the middle, the multi petals flowers grow in inflorescence grow on stems.
Can survive frost but better without, well-drained soil
What is the best way to start growing? Plant / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction
Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction? Yes (if you want to have the same as the parents)
Difficulties or problems when growing: ?
Recommended planting season? Spring / Summer
Pests and diseases: ?
Pruning season: All year
How to prune: Just old leaves
Size of the plant? 15-40 cm, 6-16 inches
Growth speed in optimal condition: Slow growing
Water requirement: Small amount of water / Average amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing: Full Sun / Half Shade / Full Shade
Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant? Yes
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers: Yes
Bloom season: Summer
General information about the flower Multi petals flowers can be: pink, green, purple, peach white, yellow or orange some cultivars have darker color in the middle, the flowers grow in inflorescence grow on stems.