Sempervivum ‘Royal Ruby’ is one of numerous remarkable cross breed Sempervivums. The rosettes create by short-stalked counterbalances into swarmed, vivid, lavishly finished mats. The leaves increase in shading in chilly climate, their solid red-purple tone contrastingly strongly with ice and snow. In summer the more established rosettes convey thick erect stems bristling with textured leaves and finished with bunches of little purple sprouts. Rosettes pass on subsequent to blossoming. Color shades lights up in summer, when short spikes of pastel blossoms additionally show up.
Sempervivum ‘Royal Ruby’
How to Grow Sempervivum ‘Royal Ruby’
Cultivation: This cultivars can be grown through seeds. It is best to sown seeds in springtime because of its optimum environmental conditions. Allow the seeds to germinate in a moderately moist seedbox. Once sprouted, put some gravel around the seedling to act as mulch. Spray some water onto the seedlings every few days. Transplant them once they are an inch in width. Dig a shallow hole and spread the roots evenly. Cover with soil and gently thump down the soil around the seedlings. Water the seedlings lightly and intermittently. The soil must be allowed to dry out in between watering.
Soil: It is incline towards normal or sandy soil with dry moisture and with neutral soil pH. A mixture of sandy soil, loam soil and some peat would be perfect for this charming succulent.
Exposition: It needs full sun exposure during its growing stage
Propagation: Royal Ruby is easily propagated by offsets. It produces lots of offsets. Choose offsets that have enough rooting so that its chances of livability are high. Pull off the offset from the base of the parent plant and transplant it. Spread the roots of the offset in a shallow hole while covering it with soil. Gently press down the plant to secure its steady gait on the ground. Water sporadically and let the soil to dry out completely before watering again. Do not overwater the newly transplanted offsets to avoid being killed due to too much water. They are extremely drought-resistant once established.
How to Care For Sempervivum ‘Royal Ruby’
Frost hardy: Royal Ruby is incredibly frost hardy within temperatures of -20F to -40F.
Light: It needs abundant sunlight to show its best color as well as to maintain tight rosettes. However too much sun exposure could impose sun damage to the plant so an afternoon shade is recommended especially in times of extremely hot temperatures exceeding 85F.
Soil: It loves to thrive in relatively poor soils with great seepage capacity. Well-drained gritty soils is ideal for this succulent.
Fertilization: It does not require any fertilizer application once established.
Pests and Diseases: Royal Ruby is typically sturdy to common insect and disease infestations. Similar with other Sempervivum cultivars and species, they may deem susceptible to crown and root decay if the soil condition is waterlogged. It is also pet safe succulent.
Remarks: This fast developing cultivar flourishes with little consideration. They thrive well in rock garden and they are perfect ground cover. They are heat tolerant and shade tolerant as well. Royal Ruby will require infrequent support and upkeep, and ought not require much pruning, with the exception of when fundamental, for example, to expel dieback. Deer don’t especially think about this plant and will as a rule disregard it for more delicious treats.