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Sempervivums are intriguing little plants and can be grown outdoors or inside as a houseplant. They are succulents that form a mat of neat rosettes with tufted leaves.  

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Sempervivums are intriguing little plants and can be grown outdoors or inside as a houseplant. They are succulents that form a mat of neat rosettes with tufted leaves.  Known as the cobweb houseleek, Sempervivum arachnoideum develops a spider’s web of white hair that criss-crosses across the top of each rosette making them appear silvery in colour.  In the wild this ‘webbing’ helps protect the plants from drought.  

From June – August tiny pink flowers rise from the centre of the rosettes. Once the main rosette has flowered the rosette usually fades and dies but other rosettes take over quickly. 

In their natural habitat, sempervivums grow in between rocks in mountainous areas, so they would be perfect to use in a rockery or gravel bed, stone sink or alpine garden setting that is well-drained and sunny.

The common names for Sempervivum plants include houseleeks, as they were known to root on the roofs of houses.  Today they make good specimens to grow on shallow living roof displays. They are also known as Hens and Chicks, as the mother plant sends out many offsets that grow closely around her. These offsets can be replanted and grown on to form new clusters. 

The literal meaning of Sempervivum is ‘always alive’ because they are tolerant of extreme temperatures and drought which makes them extremely hardy if given the correct conditions. 

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Brand:  Brookside Nursery
Supplied as:  3 Large Plug Plants
Habit:  Compact Upright
Eventual Height:  5cm (2")
Eventual Spread:  Compact cluster of rosettes
Position:  Full Sun outdoors. Sunny windowsill inside
Primary Flower Colour:  Pink
Suitable for Hanging Baskets?  No
Suitable for Patio Containers?  Yes
Scented?  Not Scented
Plant Type:  Hardy Perennial
Botanical name:  Sempervivum arachnoideum

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Smaller orders are dispatched via Royal Mail 1st Class, larger orders via Parcelforce 24.

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All our plug plants are shipped in specially designed packaging to keep the root system in place and the foliage protected in transit.

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Size guide - Pack of 3 Large Plug Plants 

Pot Ready, Large, Healthy plants individually rooted in large plugs of compost. Ideal for planting into baskets, containers or small areas in the garden. Best results achieved if grown on for a short while in 9cm/10cm pots prior to planting out if planting straight into garden borders. Tender varieties will need protecting from frost. Compost volume around 4-5cm deep x 3-4cm square. Foliage height 5cm-12cm (depending on variety). Full growing instructions are provided.

Sempervivums are easy to grow and if given the correct conditions they will thrive. 

Use a compost mixed with horticultural grit or Perlite as this will aid drainage.  Pot on each plant into in individual pot. Water in but do not stand the pot in excess water.  

When transferring into final growing position ensure the area is well-drained and the soil has a mixture of compost/garden soil and horticultural grit. 

Sempervivums make good houseplants placed inside on a sunny windowsill or outdoors in full sun on a well-drained gritty site.  

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Arachnoideum
Monday, 1 June 2020  | 

Three nice large plug plants, arrived well packed, looking forward to seeing them grow.

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Monday, 1 June 2020  | 

Three nice large plug plants, arrived well packed, looking forward to seeing them grow.


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