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Cobweb Houseleek to Protect the House Against Thunderbolts and Witchcraft


Sempervivum arachnoideum (Cobweb Houseleek, Spider Web Hens and Chicks) is low-growing, evergreen, perennial succulent, native to the mountain of Europe from the Pyrenees to the Carpathians.

Cobweb Houseleek is valued in cultivation for its ability to colonize hot, dry areas via offsets.

The plant has been variously utilized by the local populations in the traditional medicine and furthermore when growing on the roofs it was used to protect the houses against thunderbolts and witchcraft.

Sempervivum arachnoideum - Cobweb Houseleek, Spider Web Hens and Chicks


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