Sun: Full sun to partial sun
Water: Typical water needs for a succulent
Temperature: Zone 5a from -20° F to -15° F (-28.9 ° C to -26.1° C) to Zone 9b from 25° F to 30° F (-3.9° C to -1.1° C)
Winter Survival: Cold hardy
Flower: in the summer
Flower Type: Green, white, pink
Toxic: Toxic to humans and animals
Space Requirement: Indoors & Outdoors
Common Problems: Plants may rot if overwatered
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Basc Care for Sempervivum Calcareum
What you need to remember is that this type of succulents needs to be watered for every 2 weeks
Can you water your succulent more than what its need? The answer is yes and no. In extreme conditions, you can water your plants more often when you notice the soil is completely dry.
Only feed this succulent during its active growing seasons which means winter. Use the right fertilizer applied in the right amounts. Applying half-strength balanced fertilizer every month or so is recommended for optimal results.
Do not fertilize during winter as the plant is dormant.
Sun & Location Requirements for "Houseleek"
Sempervivum Calcareum requires full sun to partial sun in order to grow its best. If your plant isn't getting at least 6 hours of direct sunlight each day, consider moving it outdoors during the summer months or near a south-facing window throughout the year. With enough light, you'll have a healthy and happy succulent!
As per this succulent profile, it is only able to stay healthy when the environment temperature is above the range of zone 5a from -20° F to -15° F (-28.9 ° C to -26.1° C).
Sempervivum Calcareum is known for its cold hardiness and ability to survive in frigid winter temperatures. This succulent's thick leaves and stems help it retain moisture, aiding it in surviving freezing temperatures. Additionally, the succulent's attractive foliage offers a festive touch to any garden in cold climates. With its ability to survive down to 0°F, "Houseleek" is an excellent choice for areas with frosty winters.
Any succulents in the group will need a medium space to grow. You can place your pot at your table or window. Since this plant needs more space than mini succulents, you should consider do not plant them together with other succulents/plants.
Propagating with offsets is a great way to get more plants from the same mother plant. All you have to do is cut away an offset and pot it in soil, and soon enough you’ll have a brand-new Sempervivum Calcareum!
The leaves of Sempervivum Calcareum contain an array of toxins that can lead to symptoms such as abdominal cramps, nausea and even death if ingested. It is essential to keep this plant away from both humans and animals.