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Sempervivum globiferum

These small, lime-green succulents are often called “rollers.” The “chicks” of these Sempervivums form on long stems around the rosette, and then break off and “roll” to the ground to grow roots. When “happily stressed,” the edges of the leaves turn a deep red.

This succulent is monocarpic, meaning it will die after blooming. When it does bloom, watch for white flowers.

Quick Look:

  • Full sun to partial shade

  • Typical water needs for a succulent

  • Plant grows up to 3″ (7.6 cm) tall
    Plant grows up to 3″ (7.6 cm) wide

  • Zone 5a (Minimum -20° F | -29° C)

  • Cold hardy

  • Propagation byoffsets

  • Generally non-toxic to people and pets

  • Winter dormant

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Care and Propagation Information

General Care for Sempervivum globiferum

Sempervivum globiferum is perfect for outdoor succulent growers, and is very cold hardy. It works well in rock and container gardens.

Watering

Sempervivum globiferum 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

Sempervivum globiferum is cold hardy, and is able to withstand very cold winter temperatures. It does well in full to partial sun. Plant in an area of your garden that gets 6 hours of sunlight a day.

How to Propagate Sempervivum globiferum

Sempervivum globiferum is perfect for outdoor succulent growers, and is very cold hardy. It propagates from offsets (chicks).

Offsets

Sempervivum globiferum 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.