Sempervivum ‘Pacific Blue Ice’ is a succulent plant with extraordinary measured structure and creates adjusted rosettes. Leaves are frigid, blue-green with focuses flushed rose, particularly in cooler temperatures. These rosettes structure and spread by counterbalances from the base of a bigger rosette. Pink blooms may show up in pre-fall. In the wake of blooming, the mother rosette passes on to leave space for the chicks.
Sempervivum ‘Pacific Blue Ice’
How to Grow Sempervivum ‘Pacific Blue Ice “Houseleek”
Cultivation: Pacific Blue Ice can be cultivated from seeds, seedlings and offsets. To begin with seeds, sown and stratify the seeds first in a seedbox that has moist loamy sand soil for about 2 weeks. When the seedlings emerge, transplant them in individual containers. Make a shallow hole in the soil and put the seedlings. Cover the base of the plant with soil and gently press the soil to firm up the spot. Water lightly. Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch.
Soil: Effectively developed in normal, dry to medium dampness and very much depleted soil.
Exposition: It is best grown in full sun to partial shade.
Propagation: Pacific Blue Ice can be proliferated by dividing out offsets, which root and become independent of the parent plant as the interfacing stolon shrinks. Offsets can be detached once they have achieved an adequate size. The stolon ought to be cut off at roughly one-half inch from the base of the new plant. This urges roots to create at the base of the rosette rather than along the stolon. Push the stolon into the soil, leaving the offsets to sit on top of the soil. Water lightly.
How to Care Sempervivum ‘Pacific Blue Ice “Houseleek”
Frost hardy: Surprisingly frost tolerant. USDA strength zone 5a to 9b: from −20 °F (−28.9 °C) to 30 °F (−1.1 °C). However despite it tolerates extreme coldness, best to give frost protection to avoid possible scarring.
Light: It thrives in full sun however a shade especially during hot weather conditions can be of great help.
Soil: It performs best in poor soils and flourishes in sandy or gravelly soil. It requires excellent seepage.
Fertilization: No need to apply fertilizer.
Pests and Diseases: Typically sturdy in pest and disease infestations however might be vulnerable to rust, leaf spoil and root decay.
Remarks: Pacific Blue Ice tolerates dry spell and need little support once settled. Like different Sempervivums, they can thrive near absolute neglect. They are amazing for dry stony spots. They are perfect as edging plant or in enlivening trough and holders. Best when planted in gatherings or intermixed in mosaics.