Sempervivum tectorum 50 Seeds, Hens and Chicks, Houseleek, Succulent Seeds
Sempervivum tectorum 50 Seeds, Hens and Chicks, Houseleek, Succulent Seeds Click image to enlarge
Description Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Sempervivum tectorum is native to the mountains of southern Europe. It is an evergreen, mat-forming succulent that typically forms rosettes (to 4" across) of 50-60 thick glabrous leaves (to 1.5-3" long) that are sometimes purple-tipped. Rosette foliage typically grows to 4" tall. The mother rosette (hen) spreads in all directions by horizontal stems to form offsets (chicks).
In summer, leafy, pubescent, upright flowering stalks rise from the hen to as much as 12" tall topped with cymes of red-purple flowers. After the hen flowers, it sets seed and dies leaving the chicks to fill in the space and spread, hence the sometimes used common name of hens and chicks for this plant.
This mix of winter hardy species are cold and frost hardy. Providing they are planted in well drained soil they can easily survive temperatures as low as minus 30C (-20F).
Thes drought-tolerant succulents are hardy and easy to grow, requiring minimal care, only full sun and good drainage to thrive. Sempervivum plants successfully complement other rock-garden plants, use them in alpine gardens, troughs and pots. Planted in containers with other succulents they make wonderful components for miniature or fairy gardens. T
Sow indoors all year, or outdoors in February to July Fill small pots or trays with a light and well-aerated seed compost. Tap the container to settle the compost, but do not firm the mixture down. Stand the pots in water, moisten thoroughly and drain. Seeds should be scattered very lightly over the surface. The majority of seeds germinate best at temperatures of 18 to 20°C (65 to 70°F).
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