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Sempervivum Collection
Sempervivum Collection
Sempervivum Collection
Sempervivum Collection
Sempervivum Collection
Sempervivum Collection

Sempervivum Collection

A superb selection of these intriguing succulents
Perfect In Pots
Plant In Sunshine
Winter Hardy
Easy To Grow
  • Fascinating plants that look like they should be growing in a desert!
  • Amazing foliage in a range of green and red colours that change with the seasons.
  • Year-round colour and a great way to start collecting these fully winter-hardy succulents.
  • Easy to grow and low maintenance, readily spreading by growing offsets that you can plant up.
  • Supplied as 6 established plants in 9cm pots, ready to plant, growing to a height and spread of 10cm (4in).
6 x 9cm Pots - Item: 560824
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Product Description

Although they look like they should need the same hot, arid conditions as cacti, Sempervivums, also known as houseleeks are actually hardy in the UK.

There are so many different varieties of these striking succulents and they’re popular plants for collectors. These fascinating little plants are so easy to grow and maintain, almost thriving on neglect.

Sempervivums form rosettes of colourful, fleshy leaves and are low growing, ideal for rock gardens and pots. Also known as 'Hen and Chicks' because the freely produced offsets gather around the mother plant in much the same way as chicks around a mother hen. Sempervivums are drought tolerant and will take a roothold in the narrowest of cracks - hence their common name, as they were once used to plug gaps in leaking roofs.

Sempervivums require a well-drained soil in full sun, tolerating drought when established. The leaf colour is dependant on temperature and light, so may vary in intensity throughout the year. In late summer the mature rosettes throw out spikes of tiny, star shaped pink flowers that insects love.

Supplied as a collection of 6 plants, growing to a height and spread of 10cm (4in) including:

‘Dark Beauty’ – Deep maroon leaves that are sometimes grey at the base.

‘Arachnoideum’ – Green leaves tinged with red and covered in intriguing cobweb-like hairs.

‘Silberkarneol’ – Burgundy-red leaves during spring and summer that change to red-flushed green-grey in autumn and winter.

‘Jubilee’ – Pale green leaves, heavily flushed in red during summer than return to green in autumn.

‘Picos de Europa’ – Bright green leaves that turn bright red as they age.

‘Arachnoideum Tomentosum’ – Dark red and green leaves with white cobweb-like hairs.

What Is Supplied

Item 560824 supplied as:
Suppled as 6 established plants in 9cm pots.

Plant Information

Top Tips

  • Top-dress with colourful grit the help the roesttes stay clean.

Care Guide

  • Plant in full sun in well-drained soil.
  • Sempervivum plants prefer well-drained soil with sand or grit added.
  • Grow them in trays or pots, in the ground, or on wood or in rock piles. Once established, the plants need no further care.
  • Once a rosette flowers, it dies back so simply pull out the dead rosette and fill the hole with gritty soil. The plant will quickly fill in any empty spots with offsets.
Planting / Flowering Calendar
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Fully Grown Plant dimensions (approx)
Plant Dimensions
10cm
10cm
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Sempervivum Collection
Sempervivum Collection
6 x 9cm Pots
Item: 560824
RRP £24.99
Deal Price £19.99
Save: £5.00 - 20%