Beautiful green leaves mottled with red coming from the center. Fuzzy edges.
Sempervivums stay small and low to the ground and put out tons of offsets to create a cluster. They are some of the most cold-hardy succulents, able to survive the winter under snow as they do in their natural habitat in the high mountains of central and southern Europe. After a few years a rosette will grow a spectacular flower, which is the end of life for that particular rosette. But don’t worry, it will leave you with tons of offsets so you won’t lose the plant from your collection. You can propagate these by removing an offset and replanting it in soil. They are susceptible to drying out, especially in hot sun, so don’t let them stay dry for too long.
Use a very well draining soil mix. Store bought cactus and succulent mix often retains too much water. You can add gritty materials like pumice, lava rock, or perlite to loosen it up and improve drainage. Your mix should be at least half gritty ingredients. Use a pot with drain holes so the soil can dry out.
Soak your plants thoroughly, then let them dry out completely before watering again. Frequency will depend on your climate. Check for dryness by sticking your finger into the top of the soil, or looking into the drain holes at the bottom of the pot.
Bare Root Shipping
Most of our plants ship bare root to save on shipping cost. This means the plant will not include a pot or soil. Some plants are shipped in the pot to avoid damage.