Sempervivum 'Jade Rose'
Hen and Chicks, Houseleek, Live Forever
Sempervivum 'Jade Rose Bud'
Sempervivum 'Jade Rose' is a small succulent with striking rosettes of light green leaves that can get flushes of deep rose, rusty red, and burgundy throughout the year. The rosettes are often green in the center and at the outer edges and deep rose to burgundy in the middle. They can grow up to 5 inches (12.5 cm) in diameter and produce offsets, forming a handsome, dense colony with age. In winter, the whole rosette can turn a deep rose to burgundy. The narrow leaves have fine, white hairs along the margins.
In the summer, the older rosettes produce a flower spike with beautiful, pink, star-shaped flowers.
USDA hardiness zones 4a to 10a: from −30 °F (−34.4 °C) to 35 °F (+1.7 °C).
How to Grow and Care
Sempervivums are not difficult to grow, provided they are not waterlogged and killed from excess watering. They can be easily grown outdoors and in containers, and they earned the name "Houseleeks" from their tendency to root on the roofs of houses. After the mother plant blooms, it will naturally die, but the plant has likely produced many offsets that will continue to grow by this time. These are excellent for cold windows. Sempervivum earned their popular name, "Hen and Chicks," from their growth habit. The mother plant, or hen, sends off numerous offsets, which will cluster around her base like chicks. These offsets can be easily repotted, or the plants can be left to form a clumping mat.
Repot as needed, preferably during the warm season. To repot a succulent, ensure the soil is dry before repotting, then gently remove the pot. Knock away the old soil from the roots, removing any rotted or dead roots. Treat any cuts with a fungicide. Place the plant in its new pot and backfill with potting soil, spreading the roout as you repot. Leave the plant dry for a week or so, then begin to water lightly to reduce the risk of root rot.
Learn more at How to Grow and Care for Sempervivum.
Sempervivum 'Jade Rose' is a hybrid of unknown parentage.
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