Sempervivum pumilum is an evergreen succulent plant with rosettes of furry leaves, creating various counterbalances. The rosettes are up to 0.8 inch (2 cm) in distance across. Leaves longitudinal, glandular fleece, ciliate, red in bright places. Bloom stems are up to 3 inches (8) cm tall, conveying four to eight blossoms with rose-purple petals having paler edges.
Sempervivum pumilum M. Bieb
How to Grow Sempervivum pumilum
Cultivation: Sempervivum pumilum can be grown from seeds, seedlings and counterbalances. It is advisable to sown seeds in spring because it has an optimum environmental conditions necessary in growing this succulent. Germinate first the seeds in a moderately moist seedbed of loam and grits mixture. Place the seedbed in a warm room where the plant is exposed to bright, indirect light. Once the sprout is an inch in width, it can readily be transplanted. Do not burrow the seedlings too deeply in the soil. Dig a shallow gap and spread the roots evenly. Cover with soil around the crown of the plant and gently pressed the soil to secure firm stead in the ground. Water lightly but not frequently since this succulent is acclimated with almost little water. They need to let their roots dry out between waterings.
Soil: The ideal soil for this succulent is a combination of medium loam and light sandy soil with excellent drainage.
Exposition: It needs plenty of outdoor sunlight.
Propagation: Sempervivum pumilim reproduces through offsets in stolons. These offsets can be propagated by simply dividing it and have it transplant in a new containers. Gently pull the offset from the base of the parent plant. Burrow the plant deep enough into the soil and gently press it to the soil. Water the newly planted offset when the soil feels dry. Allow the water to drips down from the drainage holes to let the soil to dry out thoroughly.
How to Care For Sempervivum pumilum
Frost hardy: It can tolerate cold temperatures down to freezing. USDA hardiness zone 5a to 10a: from −20 °F (−28.9 °C) to 35 °F (+1.7 °C).
Light: It loves full sunlight to partial shade to show their best color and maintain a tight rosettes form. In extremely hot temperatures during summer, protect the plant from too much sun to avoid sunburn of the leaves.
Soil: They prefers gritty, well-drained soils and containers with drainage holes
Fertilization: No fertilizer application is needed.
Pests and Diseases: It is incredibly pest and disease resistant however provision of too much water may deem the plant susceptible to crown and root decay.
Remarks: Sempervivum do a large portion of their developing in the spring and summer, and will flourish with week by week watering and evening shade if temperatures surpass 85F. They are staggeringly ice solid and will cheerfully overwinter under a cover of snow. Shield from substantial rains and standing water to avert spoil.