Data specific to Sempervivum (Edit)
Hybrid: Yes
History of species or Cultivar: arachnoideum
Size: Small 1/2" to 2 1/2"
Medium 2 1/2" to 4"
Other: Up to 3" across
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: Webbing
Other: Pointy green leaves with red accents, heavy cobwebbing.
Water: Very low
Does not like wet feet
Uses: Accent
Pests and Diseases: Pest resistant
Availability: Easy to find

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 Color: Pink
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
  • Cobweb Houseleek
  • Houseleek
  • Live-Forever

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  • Posted by CDsSister (Greenwood Village, CO - Zone 5b) on May 24, 2013 1:54 PM concerning plant:
    I could not find online or in our DB the cultivar" Xandra" but did find "Red Cobweb"

    On the label it said Sempervivum arachnoldeum Xandra Hens and Chicks - Red Cobweb
Discussion Threads about this plant
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Sempervivum 'Red Cobweb' by valleylynn Jun 14, 2014 8:55 PM 1
Sempervivum 'Red Cobweb' by valleylynn Jun 27, 2015 4:40 PM 4

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