Sempervivum growing conditions are very different from those of other plants. Sempervivum grows best when it receives full sun or partial shade during the day and in the evening. During summer months, it needs less water than any other plant. However, if you have a semi-shade area with little direct sunlight, then your sempervivum will not thrive at all.
Sempervivum is a hardy perennial which requires little care. It does not require much light, but it prefers moderate to high humidity levels. You can keep it in a container with no air holes, but make sure that there is enough room for the roots to move around freely. A good way to propagate sempervivum is by cuttingtendrils or seeds. These can be planted directly into soil or they can be sown in pots.
The following is a list of some common questions and answers:
Q: What’s the difference between Sempervivum and other plants?
A: Sempervivum is a type of evergreen shrub which gets its name from the Latin word “sempirevi” meaning “to spread out”. Sempervivum is sometimes known by its nickname “Houseleek” or “Wandflower”.
Q: How easy is it to grow Sempervivum?
A: Sempervivum is a very easy plant to grow. It can survive conditions which would kill most other plants.
Q: How much light does a Sempervivum need?
A: Sempervivum prefers bright light, but can also survive quite happily in partial shade. It can even grow indoors with no natural lighting at all.
Q: How often should I water a Sempervivum?
A: Sempervivum is a succulent plant and does not require much water. Watering it too much will rot its fleshy leaves. Allow the soil to dry out slightly between waterings.
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