Project Description

Sempervivum arachnoideum ‘Cebenese’

“Cobweb Houseleek”

‘Cebenese’ has a webbed rosette that does very well in cold climates, even buried under snow! It grows best outdoors, and has pink edges. It produces many “chicks.” It is monocarpic, but will have many chicks before it dies.

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Quick Look:
  • Full sun to partial sun

  • Typical water needs for a succulent

  • Plant grows up to 3″ (7.5 cm) tall

    Rosettes grow up to 4″ (10 cm) wide

  • Zone 5 (-20° F | -29° C)

  • Winter hardy

  • Propagation by offsets

  • Generally non-toxic to humans and animals

  • Winter Dormant

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Care and Propagation Information

General Care for Sempervivum arachnoideum ‘Cebenese’

‘Cebenese’ is a cold-hardy succulent with webbed rosettes. It works very well in vertical wall gardens, such as the Grow Vert planter.


Sempervivum arachnoideum ‘Cebenese’ has typical watering needs for a succulent. It’s best to use the “soak and dry” method, and allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings.

Where to Plant

‘Cebenese’ is cold hardy, and does best when planted outdoors. It does well in full to partial sun. Plant in an area of your garden that gets 6 hours of sunlight a day. It can also be planted in rock walls, vertical gardens, and containers.

Pairs Well With

Sedum reflexum

How to Propagate Sempervivum arachnoideum ‘Cebenese’

Sempervivum arachnoideum ‘Cebenese’ can be propagated easily from offsets. Each “hen” (mother plant) will produce a large number of “chicks” (offsets), which can then be removed from the mother plant and potted or added to arrangements.


‘Cebenese’ will produce small rosette offsets. Cut the offsets off from the main stem with a sharp, sterile knife or scissors. Allow the offsets to dry for one to two days before laying on well-draining soil.

Practical uses

Sempervivum arachnoideum ‘Cebenese’ is a great succulent to use as part of a “green roof.”

Interesting history

“Cobweb Houseleek” was thought to keep lightning and witches away from your home.

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