Cactus and Tender Succulents forum: Sempervivum is so cute!

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Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
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purpleinopp
Mar 25, 2018 7:49 AM CST
And the babies are even cuter!

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I took one off. Is it too soon?

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plantmanager
Mar 25, 2018 11:04 AM CST
It is a very pretty one, Tiffany! Do you have an ID? I take them off and plant when they're that size and they always do well. Come join us on the Semp forum! It's easy to get addicted to these colorful, hardy little plants.
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Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
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purpleinopp
Mar 26, 2018 8:14 AM CST
TYVM! It did not come with an ID. I'm happy to hear the cute mini babies can be removed already.

This is my first time having any of these, and at this point they are just one of many succulents to me. I was so happy to find a small pot @ a reasonable price. Whenever I've seen these for sale before, they were in a strawberry pot & way above my price range for a single plant. If I develop a deeper interest, I'll check out the Semp forum.
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plantmanager
Mar 26, 2018 11:48 AM CST
Semps are a lot of fun. They change colors with the seasons. The same plant can change from green to pink, red or purple, and back to green. Some are gorgeous yellows and even some blacks. They grow quickly, are hardy, and make super ground covers and pot fillers.
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Baja_Costero
Mar 26, 2018 12:42 PM CST

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That is a nice looking plant, Tiffany. My experience with Semps has been mixed. They do not do as well here as a lot of other succulents. They do not typically survive long enough to flower. I think maybe they like a bit more cold in the winter than we have. But that would not be an issue for you. Smiling I have been told they are not real happy with hot summer sun, though this would be less of an issue in the ground... my patio Semps get about half a day of protection from the sun.
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Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL 🌵🌷⚘🌹🌻 (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Mar 27, 2018 7:37 AM CST
TYVM for the comments! I put them in 2 mini gardens. One gets 2-3 hours of AM sun, the other one gets a few hours in the late afternoon. It will be fun to see which setting seems preferable. Both are under covers to prevent being poured on, but if it's windy while raining, they can get wet sideways.

I've lived through a decade of south AL winters & am still trying to figure out what a "normal" winter is here. Some winters have offered weeks of freezing temps every night, a couple of them yielded just a few light frosts. Not worried about these plants not being able to take anything winter can offer & appreciate the warning about hot days. That part of the weather never varies here, plenty of heat. If they're still looking perky by the end of August, that will be awesome :+)
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Name: Karen
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plantmanager
Mar 27, 2018 4:23 PM CST
I have semps in a lot of different conditions. I have them them in full shade, part sun and full sun. The ones in part shade seem to do the best. A few do really well in full sun. I think it depends on which one it is. Mine do get a lot of cold and get buried in snow for short periods. They don't do well with ice. They go over 100F in summer, but we are very dry here. No humidity to speak of. I have them in the ground, and in pots. So far there is no real difference between the ones in the ground and ones in pots. They all need very good drainage, just like a cactus.

They move easily, so I just move them if they don't look happy. There is a big difference in how they grow. Some grow so quickly and make a lot of pups and others just poke along having no pups. I've had some flower, but they flowered just a few months after I bought them. So far I haven't had any flower that I've had for a length of time. I really enjoy how they change colors with seasons.

I'm betting yours will do well this summer, Tiffany.
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