Sempervivum ‘Raspberry Ice’ is a thick, perennial succulent with smooth cerise and green rosette that has a chilly appearance. As a mixture of S. arachnoideum tomentosum, it has substantial tufts and long cilia. It has little rosettes with thick, symmetrical, raspberry-red leaves that develop increasingly purple-red.
This rosette can become very vast and structure a thick, noteworthy bunch. It highlights uncommon bunches of shell, pink, star-formed blossoms transcending the foliage in midsummer. Its appealing, succulent, pointy leaves develop light green in spring, turning burgundy in shading with ostentatious, violet variegation all through the season.
Sempervivum ‘Raspberry Ice’ “Hens and Chicks”
How to Grow Sempervivum ‘Raspberry Ice’
Cultivation: Raspberry ice is easily grown from seed. Germinate the seed in a moderately moist sandy-loam soil mix. Two or more weeks after the crown emerges, transplant the seedling in a suitable container or patio garden. Dig a shallow hole and place the seedling. Cover the hole and thump away the soil to ensure that the newly planted seedling stays in place. Water lightly. If possible, only induce watering on a weekly basis to allow the plant roots to dries up in between watering.
Soil: It inclines toward dry to average dampness levels with great depleted soil. It isn’t specific as to soil pH, however develops best in sandy soils, and can deal with ecological salt.
Exposition: It prefers full sun but needs an afternoon shade if the temperature exceed 80F.
Propagation: Raspberry Ice is an interspecific hybrid. It very well may be propagated by division. It produces new counterbalances or “chicks” on stolons. These chicks can be left to frame tidy groups or detached to repot. Simply separate the offset from the mother plant and transplant these offsets in a suitable container or rock gardens.
How to Care For Sempervivum ‘Raspberry Ice’
Frost hardy: It can withstand extreme cold that is in range with USDA hardiness zone 5a to 10a: from −20 °F (−28.9 °C) to 35 °F (+1.7 °C).
Light: It leans toward full sun to partial shade. Shield from overwhelming downpours and standing water to forestall rot.
Soil: It prefers dry and porous soil.
Fertilization: No need for fertilizer application.
Pests and Diseases: It is susceptible to crown rot, mealy bugs and aphids.
Remarks: ‘Raspberry Ice’ will develop to be just 2 inches tall at development reaching out to 8 inches tall with the blossoms, with a spread of 12 inches. At the point when developed in masses or utilized as a bedding plant, singular plants ought to be divided around 10 inches separated. Its foliage will in general stay low and thick ideal to the ground. It develops at a medium rate, and under perfect conditions can be relied upon to live for roughly 20 years.