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Sempervivum heuffelii ‘Lemon Sky’

This cold-hardy succulent forms a small yellow rosette. Although it is monocarpic, it can take several years before it blooms. When it does, watch for small yellow flowers.

Quick Look:

  • Partial sun to partial shade

  • Typical water needs for a succulent

  • Rosette grows up to 3 in (7.6 cm) tall
    Rosette grows up to 4″ (10 cm) wide

  • Zone 4a (Minimum -30°F | -34.4°C)

  • Cold hardy

  • Propagation by division

  • Generally non-toxic to people and pets

  • Winter Dormant

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Care and Propagation Information

General Care for Sempervivum heuffelii ‘Lemon Sky'

Sempervivum heuffelii ‘Lemon Sky' is a great addition to rock and container gardens. It also grows well on green roofs.


Sempervivum heuffelii ‘Lemon Sky' 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. It can be more finicky than other Sempervivums when it comes to water. When in doubt, err on the side of under watering to avoid root rot. Be sure to plant in well-draining soil.

Where to Plant

‘Lemon Sky' is cold hardy to -30°F (-34.4°C), and will do fine in the winter under a blanket of snow. It grows best in partial sun to partial shade.

How to Propagate Sempervivum heuffelii ‘Lemon Sky'

Sempervivum heuffelii ‘Lemon Sky' is easily propagated, but is done a little differently than other Sempervivums.

Using a sterile knife or sharp pair of scissors, separate clumps to be propagated from the main plant cluster. You'll want to get some of the roots with the stem if at all possible. This will help the plant root faster.

Allow cuttings to callous over for several days before replanting in either the ground or well-draining succulent soil.


Please note that ‘Lemon Sky' will not come true from seed.