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Sempervivum ‘Hedgehog’

This monocarpic succulent is one of the “rollers” — succulents whose “chicks” grow on top of the mother plant, and then break off and roll away before rooting. It has long, spiked dark red and green leaves.

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Quick Look:
  • Full sun to partial shade

  • Not suited for indoor growing

  • Typical water needs for a succulent

  • Plant grows up to 3″ (8 cm) tall

  • Zone 5a (Minimum -20° F | -29° C)

  • Cold hardy

  • Propagation by offsets

  • Generally non-toxic to humans and animals

  • Actively grows in Spring and Fall

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Care and Propagation Information

General Care for Sempervivum ‘Hedgehog’

This cold-hardy monocarpic succulent is perfect in container gardens, as part of a green roof, and in mini gardens!

Watering

Sepmervivum ‘Hedgehog’ 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

‘Hedgehog’ is cold hardy, and will withstand temperatures down to -20° F (-29° C). Plant in an area of your garden that gets 4-6 hours of sunlight a day.

How to Propagate Sempervivum ‘Hedgehog’

Offsets

‘Hedgehog’ will produce small offsets, sprouting up at the top of the mother plant. Simply pull these up and allow the offsets to dry for one to two days before planting in well-draining soil.

Pairs Well With

Sempervivum heuffelii ‘Irene’

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