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Sempervivum arachnoideum, otherwise known as Cobweb Houseleek, is a small succulent that is local to the Alps, Apennines and Carpathians. It is a low-growing, evergreen, perennial succulent that develop in exceptionally tight rosette framing mats up to 30cm (or more) in measurement. Every rosette is small. Some of the rosettes are crested while generally they are ball formed and may have up to 50-60 leaves. The tips of the leaves are associated together by fine webbing that looks simply like webs meager, yet there are various clones. Leaves are green or rosy, with cobwebby white hairs at the tips. Some are exceptionally textured other somewhat fuzzy, there are likewise types that are red, some maroon, others green. The blossoms are star-shaped and pink in shading. Flowers are raised on thick 20 cm tall stems and hermaphroditical (having both male and female regenerative organs).

Scientific Name:

Sempervivum arachnoideum ‘Emily Cobweb Houseleek’

Scientific Classification

Family: Crassulaceae

Subfamily: Sedoideae

Clan: Sedeae

Class: Sempervivum

Sempervivum arachnoideum

How to Grow Sempervivum arachnoideum “Emily Cobweb Houseleek”

Cultivation: Cobweb Houseleek is simple to grow in containers and frequently cultivated in rocky gardens. Like Job’s Beard (Sempervivum heufelli), it can be grown from pups that came from the parent plant. Simply detached the pups and repot it. Plant it in a well-draining soil blend. Water it routinely during the growing season and let soil to dry out before watering once more. They require almost no water in the winter months

Soil: Similarly with most succulents, Cobweb Houseleek needs astounding drainage. It would suit into poor, sandy soil.

Exposition: It needs full sun to light shade and endures shade; however a sunny spot is most pleasant. In hotter atmospheres, the succulent must be secured from excessive heat as this plant cannot tolerate too much heat.

Propagation: It can be proliferated by seed sown or pups from the parent plant. Once the rosette bloomed and dies back, pulled out the dead rosettes to expel the rosette. It can be left to form clumping mat. Another way is to detached the pups from the parent plant and repot it to propagate. Ensure the soil is dry before repotting. Transfer the plant in its new pot and inlay with fertilized soil, spreading the roots out as you repot. Leave the plant dry for a week or so; then start to water gently to diminish the danger of root decay.

Sempervivum arachnoideum

How to Care For Sempervivum arachnoideum “Emily Cobweb Houseleek”

Frost hardy: This succulent is frost tolerant. They are hardy at any rate to – 12°C (or less).

Light: They require full sun to light shade.

Soil: They require a very much depleted succulent soil blend.

Fertilization: Generally, there is no need for fertilizer application. They require insignificant consideration and they really flourish with nil attention.

Pests and Diseases: Cobweb Houseleek can get vine weevil and might be susceptible to rust.Remarks:Sempervivum arachnoideum, otherwise known as Cobweb Houseleek, are easy to grow and can effectively adjust to the warmth and conditions.  They can be effectively grown outdoors and indoors. Like other succulents, good drainage and protection from drying winds are the two requirements of this plant. It blossoms in July, with pink blooms that are raised on stems and are bisexual (having both male and female organs).

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