Sempervivum arachnoideum 'Robin'
Cobweb Houseleek, Spider Web Hens and Chicks
Sempervivum arachnoideum 'Robin' is a beautiful succulent that forms small webbed rosettes of pointed leaves that change color depending on the season and growing conditions. The rosettes produce many offsets on long stolons, forming a clump 12 inches (30 cm) in diameter. The gray-green leaves flush pink or red during the growing season.
The star-shaped flowers are pink with dark red bracts and appear in clusters above the foliage in summer.
Sempervivum arachnoideum 'Robin' is a cultivar of Sempervivum arachnoideum selected by David Ford in 1970 in the United Kingdom.
USDA hardiness zone 4a to 10b: from −30 °F (−34.4 °C) to 40 °F (+4.4 °C).
How to Grow and Care
Because of the variability of Cobweb Houseleek, they easily adapt to the local conditions, and due to the small gene pool, they become a form or variety quite quickly, perfectly adapted to the local conditions of heat and cold as well as the amount of snow or rain and at which times of the year.
Relatively easy to grow in a container or rock garden, scree bed, wall crevice, trough, or alpine house. They are ideal in many ways, as they quickly start to form very tight clusters of rosettes, filling in Sempervivum walls, mosaics, and topiary, and their shallow yet fibrous root systems hold soil in place even in vertical plantings. After the plant blooms and sets seed, it will die, but there will be many offsets to take its place.
Plant in well-drained succulent soil mix in full sun to light shade. Water regularly during the growing season and allow the soil to dry out before watering again. Water very little during the winter months.
See more at How to Grow and Care for Sempervivum.
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