Sempervivum montanum is a strong, little succulent with tight rosettes up to 3 inches (7.5 cm) in breadth, swarmed with mid-green hued meaty leaves. Plants produce many counterbalancing rosettes that are held firmly packed together. Bunches of ruddy purple, star-molded blossoms ascend on short, up to 8 inches (20 cm) tall stalks in late-spring.
This plant is local to hilly regions of southern Europe from the Pyrenees east through the Alps to the Carpathian Mountains and south into Corsica. Explicit designation is from this plants environment in bumpy districts.
Sempervivum montanum L.
Sempervivum montanum L.
How to Grow Sempervivum montanum “Mountain Houseleek”
Cultivation: Cultivation of Mountain Houseleek can be done from seeds. Germinate the seeds in a usual seedbox that are moderately moist. Drizzle some water in the seedlings alternately every 2 to 3 days as they grow to a width of one inch. Transplant these seedlings once they have reached the desired width. It is best to sown and transplant this succulent at springtime. Due to its very favorable temperatures, climatic conditions during spring will not pose any threat to the plants. Water lightly and in between days to allow the soil to condense moisture and dry itself out.
Soil: It can be grown in dry mixture of loam and sandy soil with excellent draining capacity.
Exposition: The sun requirement of this succulent is full exposure to sun rays to help the plant to grow well.
Propagation: Similarly with other Sempervivums, it can be propagated by offsets. Choose offsets that has several rooting system. Isolate the counterbalances from the hen plant by simply breaking the stem interfacing the mother and the hens. Squirm loose the offsets and transplant it into suitable containers. Work the offsets down to the soil and make sure that it sits steadily on the ground. Water lightly and as needed only.
How to Care For Sempervivum montanum “Mountain Houseleek”
Frost hardy: The minimum hardiness of Mountain Houseleek is between USDA Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F). It is quite tolerant to extreme coldness.
Light: Full sun exposure in early mornings and provide shade at the middle of the day where sun is in hottest state. Excessive sun rays may burn the leaves and the crown of Mountain Houseleek
Soil: Provision of very poor soil is the best for this succulent. Just make sure it drains well
Fertilization: No fertilizer application is needed
Pests and Diseases: Typically pest resistant and disease-free if not waterlogged.
Remarks: Numerous individuals like to leaver their hens and chicks to become unattended. They are simple consideration plants all things considered. In this circumstance the hen plant winds up being squashed by the chicks, and the chicks are squashed by their chicks until all the developing space is filled.
There is nothing amiss with this and it can even make a genuinely extraordinary scene, nonetheless, when plants are not dispersed they develop the main heading they can, straight up. Hens and chicks that are stuffed together lose their rosette shape and stretch into tall, vertical plants. In the event that you don’t need this to occur, at that point it will be important to separate, or dainty your chicks at times.