Sun: full sun to partial shade
Water: Typical water needs for a succulent
Temperature: Zone 5a from -20° F to -15° F (-28.9 ° C to -26.1° C)
Winter Survival: Cold hardy
Flower: in the summer
Toxic: Generally non-toxic to humans and animals
Space Requirement: Outdoors
Common Problems: Plants may rot if overwatered, pests
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Basc Care for Sempervivum ‘Hookerii’
Watering for Sempervivum ‘Hookerii’ is a simple task. It requires Typical water needs for a succulent.
One simple tip for you is that you can use some online apps to check the soil status before you go water your succulents. I would recommend the ThePlantsCheck app, it has some nice features there.
Only feed this succulent during its active growing seasons which means spring and fall. 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 "Sempervivum ‘Hookerii’"
Sempervivum ‘Hookerii’ does best when placed in an area that receives full sun to partial shade throughout the day. This variety of succulents can tolerate direct sunlight for short periods, but if the temperatures get too high or the light is too intense it may be beneficial to find a shadier spot.
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 ‘Hookerii’ is an ideal choice for gardens in cold climates. Its thick leaves and stems help it retain moisture, and its colorful foliage adds brightness to any winter landscape. This succulent is renowned for being cold hardy and able to survive temperatures down to 0°F. With its ability to withstand frigid weather, Sempervivum ‘Hookerii’ is the perfect addition to any frosty winter garden.
Any succulents in the group will need a large space to grow. You should place your pot outdoor. Since this plant needs a lot of space than other succulents, you should consider not planting them together with other succulents/plants.
Succulents can be propagated easily by taking offsets from the mother plant and replanting them in fresh soil. The offset will eventually grow into a new succulent that is identical to its parent.
Sempervivum ‘Hookerii’ is generally non-toxic to humans and animals. However, the plant may contain certain toxins which can cause mild skin irritation if it is ingested or comes in contact with skin. Therefore, it is important to keep the plant away from children and pets for safety reasons.
Pests and Diseases
Sempervivum ‘Hookerii’ can be affected common pests and diseases like most of the other succulents such as mealybugs.
If you do spot any of pest signs, you can treat your succulent using below methods.
- Mealybugs: quarantine, clean infected plants, soapy water.
Besides that, to prevent serious health issues from happening, keep your succulent in a well-ventilated area and check it regularly for any signs of pests or health problems.