boissieri

empervivum tectorum (boissieri) (Baker): A lovely species with a yellow green base and coral to burgundy on the leaf margins. Its protective coating of epicuticular wax lines the leaves with rippling watermarks. Like the other varieties of S. tectorum, this is a strong grower with lots of offsets on medium length stolons.

Hens & Chicks need plenty of outdoor sunlight to show their best colors and maintain a tight rosette form. They thrive in gritty, well-draining soils and pots with drainage holes. They produce new offsets or “chicks” on stolons. These chicks can be left to form tidy clusters or removed to share and transplant.

Sempervivum do most of their growing in the spring and summer, and will thrive with weekly watering and afternoon shade if temperatures exceed 80F. They are incredibly frost hardy and will happily overwinter under a blanket of snow. Protect from heavy rains and standing water to prevent rot.

COLOR – PRIMARY
Green / Lime
COLOR – SECONDARYPink
BLOOM COLOR
Pink Bloom
COLD HARDINESS
Zone 5 (-20F)
RECOMMENDED LIGHT CONDITIONS
Filtered / Partial Sun, Full Sun
MAXIMUM HEIGHT
Under 3″
MAXIMUM ROSETTE SIZE
3″ – 4″
GROWTH HABIT / SHAPE
Rosette
SPECIAL CHARACTERISTIC
Lots of Offsets, Easy to Propagate, Pet Safe

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