Tight, little rosettes of foliage with a tracing of hairs or ‘cobwebs’ from their tips. The main plant will quickly form offsets that will gradually fill your pot. Hailing from the alps it is hardy to frost so can be grown outdoors.
On mature plants, in summer thick stems of starry pink flowers open and last an age. As they are monocarpic that plant then dies, but it leave behind plenty of offsets for future generations.
Sempervivum arachnoideum holds the RHS Award of Garden Merit so you know it is easy care and reliable.
What could be more dry hardy and easier to care for than the Cactus? Cactus are a top plant for all ages and a great way to encourage kids to garden. All you need to grow Cactus successfully is well drained soil, a sunny position and the restraint not to water.
SIZE (HxW): 5-7cm x 5-20cm. Each rosette is around 3cm and they form offsets.
I SEE THE LIGHT: Choose a brightly lit position out of the hot afternoon sun (which may burn the leaves or damage the roots in the pot). Indoors, place your pot succulent by a sunny window – you get the best colour in bright light.
I NEED A DRINK: Low water needs, water lightly then allow the soil to dry out before watering again. You are more likely to kill it with kindness than neglect. In pots, water the soil (not the foliage) as it begins to dry out. This will be roughly once a week in the warmer months and once every 2-3 weeks in winter – but always test this as different microclimates are just that.
I WILL SURVIVE: In pots use a well drained potting mix specially formulated for succulents and cactus. You can remove the offsets as required, or allow them to fill the pot. Repot every three or four years to maintain vigour.
You don’t need to fertilise them very often or much, a diluted liquid feed to quarter strength in spring and summer is all they need to thrive.
Supplied as: Pots
Size: 7.5 cm
Summer to Autumn
Cool to Tropical