Data specific to Sempervivum (Edit)
Soil type: Dry
Well draining
Loamy / Medium
Sandy / light
Other: The soil type will depend on what your weather conditions are like. Just make sure it drains well.
Water: Very low
Does not like wet feet
Uses: Accent
Pests and Diseases: Pest resistant

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Other: It may be several years before it blooms
Uses: Provides winter interest
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Propagation: Seeds: Provide light
Stratify seeds: Stratifying seeds may improve germination, but is not required
Suitable for wintersowing
Sow in situ
Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Offsets
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Monocarpic

Common names
  • Hen and Chicks
  • Houseleek
Also sold as:
  • calcareum 'Fire Dragon'

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Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: 2016-07-16
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2019-09-08
Location: Willamette Valley Oregon
Date: 2013-02-15
Location: Beautiful Tennessee, my garden
Date: 2020-05-21
Living with 4 chicks coming out
Location: Washington 8b
Date: 4/29/2019
Location: Washington 8b
Date: 2018-04-06
Location: Western Washington
Date: 2014-03-17
Location: Washington
Date: 2016-05-18

Date: 2020-03-14
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date: 2021-05-23
Location: Washington
Date: 2016-04-13
Location: Washington 8b
Date: 2017-05-18
Location: Fairfax, VA | November, 2023
Date: 2023-12-09
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