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
Average
Does not like wet feet
Uses: Accent
Containers
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
Fall
Other: It may be several years before it blooms
Uses: Provides winter interest
Groundcover
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
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

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

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Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2018-07-13
Location: Indiana zone 5
Date: 2015-06-27
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2018-07-31
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2018-06-04
Location: Indiana zone 5
Date: 2015-04-12
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2018-05-12
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: Sep. 10, 2010
Location: Willamette Valley Oregon

Date: 2013-04-01
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: 2014-06-20
Location: my garden zone 7b NC, USA
Date: 2013-07-19

May 1, 2010 VA zone 7

5/21/2010 PNW, zone 8

5/21/2010 PNW, zone 8

9/4/2010 PNW, zone 8

6/6/2011 PNW, zone 8
Location: Central Kansas (Zone 6b)
Date: 2015-05-16
Receives full sun all day
Location: Western Washington
Date: 2014-05-05

Date: 2013-04-01
Location: Salem, Oregon
Photo compliments of Perennial Obsessions.

Date: 2013-04-01

Date: 2013-04-01

Date: 2013-04-01
Location: my garden zone 7b NC
Date: 2013-06-04
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: May 21, 2012
Location: my garden zone 7b NC, USA
Date: 2013-09-02

10/4/2010 PNW zone 8

11/7/2010 PNW zone 8

12/13/2010 PNW, zone 8

3/12/2011 PNW zone 8

4/17/2011 PNW, zone 8 Offsets from dead rosette flower stalk.
Location: my garden zone 7b NC
Date: 2013-06-12
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Comments:
  • 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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