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Sempervivum is a genus of about 40 species of flowering plants that are commonly known as Houseleeks or Hen and Chicks. The Latin word 'Sempervivum' means 'forever alive'. They are succulent perennials forming mats of beautiful compact rosettes. They offset readily and are perfect as a groundcover.
Sempervivum plants are easy to grow succulents because they can thrive in both cold or hot temperatures with either low or strong level of light. Sempervivum plants are a best option when you’re looking for colorful, cold-hardy succulents. They even change colors at different times of the year.
Sempervivum is unique and it can tolerate different weathers and temperatures! However, we would recommend not exposing your Sempervivum to temperatures below 45°F.
Sempervivum loves all the light, from bright to partially shaded. We recommend that you leave your plants somewhere that receives sunlight for the majority of the day. Depends on which Sempervivum you got, be sure to read the careguide for the best care of it.
Water thoroughly only when the soil is dry to the touch (about every 2 weeks). Never let your succulents sit in water and do NOT water on the leaves. Don't forget to learn how to water your succulents the right way.
You can water more often if you live in areas with hot weather because your soil will dry out faster. Reduce watering in winter because the succulent can lose its roots if the soil stays cold and wet for an extended amount of time.
We recommend using a cactus mix or very fast-draining potting soil. For garden plantings, the ideal soil is sandy and well-drained soils.