Hen and Chicks (Sempervivum arachnoideum 'Cebenese') in the Sempervivum Database

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Data specific to Sempervivum (Edit)
Hybridizer:unknown - introduced by Helen E. Payne
Country of Origin:(US) United States
Year of registration:1980
Other Details:Great variance in form, color and webbing in different growing conditions.
History of species or Cultivar:arachnoideum
Size:Medium 2 1/2" to 4"
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.
Other: Densely covered with wooly hair, showing red on outside of leaves.
Water:Very low
Does not like wet feet
Pests and Diseases:Pest resistant
Availability:Easy to find
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Toxicity:Low risk
Possible skin irritant to some people

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

Webbing in August

Photo gallery:
Date: 2014-02-03
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Location: Willamette Valley OregonDate: 2014-06-17
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Location: Tabby's GardenDate: 2012-05-11
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Posted by valleylynn (Dallas, OR - Zone 8b) on Oct 7, 2017 8:14 AM

This is a lovely arachnoideum type semp when grown well. Observing it over the years I find that it does not do well in full sun during our 2 to 3 months of drought season here in the Pacific Northwest. It tends to burn easily under full sun conditions. If given some protection during the hottest part of the day, say 1/2 day sun or filtered bright light, they will reward you with a lovely colony of web covered semps. Most of the webbing disappears during the wet winter and spring months, but returns with vigor once things warm up and dry out.

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Posted by valleylynn (Dallas, OR - Zone 8b) on Mar 4, 2010 4:39 AM

Handles wet Pacific Norhtwest conditions and produces well. My favorite arachnoid.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Sempervivum arachnoideum 'Cebenense' cristate form by valleylynnSep 6, 2013 11:28 AM2
Species and varieties of semps with webs or cilia that do well in super wet wint by ricosApr 16, 2017 10:07 PM27
Proper pronunciation of 'Cebenese' by cahdg6891Aug 11, 2016 5:44 PM23
Semp rot and dark leaf tips? by cahdg6891Jul 18, 2016 5:42 PM9
Anyone else growing these in the desert? by cahdg6891Jun 19, 2017 9:59 PM72
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