How to take care of Sempervivum

They are the succulent plants that best resist the cold. By living in habitats whose minimum temperatures are close (sometimes even lower) to 0ºC, our protagonists are more than prepared to grow in cool climates.

But not only do they have that incredible quality, but also the Forever living they are very, very decorative. And if that weren’t enough, they can be grown in a pot throughout their life. What more could you want?

Everlasting roofs

These magnificent succulents are perennials. Belonging to the Crassulaceae family, they grow in a rosette practically at ground level. The genus Sempervivum comprises around 30 species distributed by Spain (Canary Islands, mountains of the Iberian Peninsula), Caucasus and Armenia. Its leaves are remarkably thick; This is because they are used to store water, something they do extremely well, thus being able to develop even on rocky terrain and sunny.

Today there are many people who are simply in love with these plants. And it is not for less, since its adaptability and ornamental value They make them perfect candidates to have on the patio, on the terrace … or in the garden.

Sempervivum 'Dark Beauty'

If you choose to have it in a pot, I recommend that you use a porous substratesince although it could live without problems in black peat alone, in it it would be necessary to control the waterings a lot, since it is sensitive to root rot. Thus, a good mix would be the following: 50% black peat + 30% perlite + 20% river sand.

Sempervivum should in principle always be placed in full sun, but if you live in an area where the climate is extremely hot (above 30ºC) it is preferable that you protect them a bit of the star king.

Evergreen 'Crispin'

As we said, they are very resistant to cold, being able to withstand temperatures close to -20ºC. Although unfortunately they are usually attacked by snails, but there is nothing that cannot be solved with a mollusc repellent .

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How to take care of Sempervivum

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