Sempervivum arachnoideum
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Family: Crassulaceae Scientific name:  Sempervivum arachnoideum L. Origin:  Mountain of Europe from the Pyrenees to the Carpathians where many variations occur naturally. Common Names include: Cobweb Houseleek, Hens & ChicksEtymology: Its name arachnoideum refers to to arachnoids, or spiders for its furry central rosettes, resembling spider webs. Cultivation: Always an interesting plant and relatively  easy to grow in container or in the rock garden but resents winter wet. The 'cobweb' catches and holds the rain so that rot is likely to set in. Frost Tolerance: Hardy at least to -12C (or less). After the plant blooms and sets seed it will die, but there will be many offsets to take its place. It need full sun to light shade and tolerates shade, but a sunny spot is nicest, though in warmer climates it needs protection from too much sun because it is not very heat tolerant.
Require a well drained succulent soil mix. It takes little water & could rot if watered too often. During the growing season, the plants are watered and allowed to dry slightly before watering again. Although they can take a great deal of drought, they seem to do better with regular (but moderated) watering. During the winter months, plants are watered very little.

 

Sempervivum arachnoideum forma cristata

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