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Also known as Jovibarba hirta, Sempervivum globiferum subs. hirtum is a rosette succulent usually known as the Hairy Houseleek. It is recognized by generally bordered leaves and blooms. The blooming is in summer. The blossoms are yellowish, nearly ringer molded, shaping a thick corymb, on stems 15-20 cm high. The sepals of it have ordinary hairs. The petals are increasingly erect and restricted spear formed. It is practically obtuse, with a long periphery (glandular-pubescent) on their edge, emphatically incurved. The rosettes are mostly open with a width of 2.5- 5cm.

The counterbalances are globular and emerge out of the lower leaves just on stems which are meager and transitory. The leaves are thick, plump, elliptical lanceolate to broadly ovate in structure. The leaves are spreading, acute, amplest at or beneath the center, patent or erect, about twice as long, 15-20 (- 30) x 5-7 mm as they are wide, emphatically bordered, uniform greenish with a dim puina, at some point with red or ruddy dark colored tips, minimal cilia solid, spreading, white, meet long. In the event that the plants are dried, the leaves are rolled; if not, they spread out.

Scientific Name:

Sempervivum globifeum subs. hirtum

Scientific Classification

Family: Crassulaceae

Subfamily: Sedoideae

Clan: Sedeae
Class: Sempervivum

Sempervivum globifeum subs. Hirtum "Hairy Houseleek"

How to Grow Sempervivum globifeum subs. hirtum “Hairy Houseleek”

Cultivation: Sempervivum globiferum subs. hirtum is an intriguing plant and simple to develop in containers or in the stone patio nursery. It develops well in any position where the basic Houseleek (Sempervivum tectorum) might be developed, and in any soil.

Soil: Despite the fact that it develops on limestone substrata, it doesn’t appear to be fastidious about conditions in the greenery enclosure. Require an all around depleted succulent soil blend. Outside it will spread itself through thin areas between rockery stones. It doesn’t lean toward rich loamy soil; dirty earth with pea rock suits it.

Exposition: Easily grown in full sun to light shade and endures shade. In hotter atmospheres, protection from too much sun is needed since it isn’t very warmth tolerant. Endures some dry spell.

Propagation: This succulent beauty can be easily propagated from seeds and by offsets. It is advisable for sow the seeds during winter. Allow the seeds to germinate first in moist sand or peat before transplanting them in individual pots and container. Water them as needed. Detached the offsets from the mother plant and repot it in suitable containers.

Sempervivum globifeum subs. Hirtum "Hairy Houseleek"

How to Care Sempervivum globifeum subs. hirtum “Hairy Houseleek”

Frost hardy: Hardy at least to -12°C (or less).

Light: Full Sun to Partial Shade

Soil: Dry and very much depleted soil

Fertilization: No fertilizer is needed.

Pests and Diseases: No serious infestation issues. Prone to rust, leaf/stem decay and root rot.

Remarks: Like any other succulent plants, this species is not very inclined to too much watering as they are quite susceptible to rot. They take up little water and thrives best arid areas. However in the growing season, the plants are watered and permitted to dry somewhat before watering once more. Despite the fact that they can take a lot of dry spell, they appear to improve standard (however directed) watering. Amid the winter months, plants are watered practically nothing.

Sempervivum globifeum subs. Hirtum "Hairy Houseleek"


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