Sempervivum ‘Faramir’ is an alluring, tough perennial hybrid succulent plant with nectar pink leaves bunched around a delicate green focus. The rosettes are up to 4 inches (10 cm) in distance across. Groups of rosy purple, star-molded blooms ascend on short, up to 8 inches (20 cm) tall stalks in late-spring. It originated in United States and uses as landscape accent. They are suitable in alpine gardening.
How to Grow Sempervivum ‘Faramir’
Cultivation: Faramir can be grown from seeds and seedlings while it can be proliferated by offsets. To obtain a best grow of this plant, have it germinated first in a moderately damp seedbox with sandy-loam soil mix. Mist the seedling every few days as it grows to an inch. Transplant the seedlings in suitable receptacles and pots. Try not to plant the seedling too deep in the soil. Simply work down the seedling in the soil and gently press down the soil around the crown to make sure its steadiness. Add some peat on top of the soil to serve as mulch. Water lightly and as needed. Allow the soil to dry out before providing water again to avoid being waterlogged.
Soil: It greatly thrives in porous soil of sandy-loam mixture. Adding some peat around the plant may deemed helpful in conserving moisture.
Exposition: Like any other species and cultivars of Sempervivum, this awesome succulent is incline towards full sun exposure to enable healthy growing of its rosettes.
Propagation: It is propagated by offsets. Faramir produces lots of offsets in stolons. Simply pull off the matured offsets from the base of the mother plant and transplant them in suitable containers with suitable soil mix. Make a shallow hole and place the offsets down the soil. Cover the base of the offsets with soil as you gently press the soil around so secure its firmness onto the ground. Water lightly and not too often. They are extremely sturdy in drought conditions and may thrive in the presence of little water so too much water may not be beneficial to them at all.
How to Care For Sempervivum ‘Faramir’
Frost hardy: This lovely succulent can incredibly tolerant extreme coldness down to freezing. Zone 3 – 9.
Light: Faramir loves full sun exposure. They are absolutely perfect in bright, sunny spots however if temperature exceeds 85F, provision of partial shade could help the plants not to get sun damages.
Soil: This succulent is quite happy to survive in a well-drained gritty soil.
Fertilization: No need to apply fertilizer at this rate.
Pests and Diseases: Farimar are resistant to pests and common diseases however if there is a presence of too much moisture due to overwatering, they may be susceptible to crown and root decay. Bees and butterflies are attracted to this succulent.
Remarks: Faramir is a monocarpic succulent; the mother plant withers after flowering, leaving lots of counterbalances to replace its place. Though Sempervivum needs very little care and attention once established, pruning and removing of dead leaves at the base are still necessary to maintain the beauty of this succulent. Prune the offsets to avoid overcrowding. Pull off the dead leaves at the base of the plant to afresh the crown.