Sempervivum – Houseleek – Hens & Chicks
- Decorative striking, rosette forming succulent
- Drought tolerant and easy to grow
- Spreads easily by producing new rosettes
- Supplied as a robust well rooted plug plant
- Pictures are of various sempervivums
- Can also be grown in an unheated conservatory
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The name Houseleek derives from when folk used to grow them on their house roofs in the belief that they would ward off evil spirits and protect them from lightning!!
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Sempervivum Care Instructions
Pot up into a 10cm diameter pot, using a loam-based (‘John Innes’) compost. Prefers free draining growing medium, so add proximately 10% by volume sharp sand or grit Prior to planting. Firm in well and water in. Top off with a layer of decorative gravel.
If planting direct in the ground, loosen the soil, and add a generous amount of sharp sand or grit to improve drainage. Do not plant in heavy soils.
Prefers full sun. Fully hardy