Data specific to Sempervivum (Edit)
Hybrid: Yes
Country of Origin: (DE) Germany
Year of registration: 1979
Origin of name: Spanish word for "fire".
Awards: AGM: 2008
Size: Other: 7" or more.
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.
Foliage: Smooth
Winter Color
Other: Bright fiery red in Spring fading to rose- green in Summer
Water: Very low
Does not like wet feet
Uses: Accent
Pests and Diseases: Pest resistant
Availability: Easy to find
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
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
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
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
Awards and Recognitions: RHS AGM

Common names
  • Hen and Chicks
  • Houseleek
  • Live-Forever

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  • Posted by Cruddy (Tracy CA - Zone 9a) on Feb 25, 2013 9:52 PM concerning plant:
    2 weeks ago this plant was mostly green with red tips!! Now it appears to be going the other way.
  • Posted by goldfinch4 (Ripon, Wisconsin) on Jun 28, 2010 5:52 PM concerning plant:
    Beautiful colors on this one!
  • Posted by clintbrown (Medina, TN - Zone 7b) on Mar 3, 2013 8:45 PM concerning plant:
    Sempervivum 'Fuego' has very saturated red coloring on March 3, 2013.
Discussion Threads about this plant
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What a specimen this is (was) by webesemps Aug 25, 2014 11:25 PM 1
Untitled by turini Jan 12, 2016 6:29 PM 3

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