Sempervivum arachnoideum ‘Cebenese’ is a wonderful succulent that frames fragile rosettes up to 3 inches (7.5 cm) in width with light green leaves. The leaves have bushy edges, regularly absolutely darkening the rosette with a thick white “spider web” appearance. The blossoms are star-molded and pink in shading.
Due to the inconstancy of Cobweb Houseleek, they effectively adjust to the nearby conditions, and because of the little quality pool, they become a structure or assortment rapidly, consummately adjusted to the neighborhood states of warmth and cold just as the measure of snow or downpour and at which times of year.
Sempervivum arachnoideum ‘Cebenese’
How to Grow Sempervivum arachnoideum ‘Cebenese’ “Cobweb Houseleek”
Cultivation: Cebenese can be cultivated using seed sown in spring. Sown and stratify the seeds in a moist seedbed to enable the germination process. After a week or two, transplant the seedling in individual pots with well drained succulent soil mix. Water lightly and intermittently to allow soil to dry out before watering again. Very little water should be given during the winter months.
Soil: Plant in well-depleted succulent soil blend of grits, sand and loam soil.
Exposition: It needs full sun to light shade.
Propagation: It can be proliferated by seed and by root counterbalances. Spring is the optimum season to propagate this succulent plant. Dividing counterbalances is the simplest and easiest way to reproduce Cebenese. Simply detached the counterbalance into its mother plant. Make sure that the detached offsets have enough root system so that its chances to proliferate is high. Repot the offsets in succulent soil mix with great seepage. Water regularly during the growing season and allow soil to dry out before watering again. Water very little during the winter months.
How to Care For Sempervivum arachnoideum ‘Cebenese’ “Cobweb Houseleek”
Frost hardy: It can tolerate extremely cold temperatures that are within USDA hardiness zone 5a – 8b.
Light: It prefers full sun to partial shade. In times of extreme hot weather, an afternoon shade can be helpful.
Soil: It thrives best in poor soil with great seepage.
Fertilization: No fertilizer application is needed.
Pests and Diseases: Cebenese can get vine weevil and might be susceptible to a rust.
Remarks: Generally simple to develop in compartment or in shake garden, scree bed, divider cleft, trough or snow capped house. They are perfect from multiple points of view, as they rapidly begin to shape extremely tight bunches of rosettes, filling in Sempervivum dividers, mosaics and topiary, and their shallow yet sinewy root frameworks hold soil set up even in vertical plantings. After the plant blossoms and sets seed it will die, yet there will be numerous counterbalances to have its spot.