Houseleek cultivation

How to grow cobwed houseleek

Characteristics of Sempervivum arachnoideum

Sempervivum arachnoideum
Sempervivum arachnoideum



July – September. Dark pink flowers with 8 or 10 petals with a central purple line.


It has to be watered scarcely, like cactus.

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As a garden plant in rocky places.


Cultivate in full sun.


Reproduce from division. Although it can be reproduced very easily, it takes a long time to bloom.


Sandy soil with a good drainage.

Other species of “Sempervivum

  • Sempervivum caucasicum —————-……….
  • Sempervivum ciliosum ——————-…………
  • Sempervivum x fauconnetti—————-…………
  • Sempervivum grandiflorum————— Yellow houseleek
  • Sempervivum montanum—————– Mountain houseleek
  • Sempervivum tectorum—————— Roof houseleek, common houseleek, hens and chickens
  • Sempervivum wulfenii——————— Yellow houseleek

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1 February, 2022

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