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Sempervivum ‘Hot Shot’

This cold-hardy succulent has maroon leaves with green centers. This succulent is monocarpic, meaning it will die after flowering, but it will produce many offsets before it dies. Watch for pink flowers in the summer.

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 4″ (10 cm) wide

  • Zone 4a (Minimum -30° F | -34.4° C)

  • Cold hardy

  • Propagation by offsets

  • Generally non-toxic

  • Winter Dormant

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Care and Propagation Information

General Care for Sempervivum ‘Hot Shot'

Sempervivum ‘Hot Shot' adds interest to a cold-hardy garden. It survives the winter under a blanket of snow, keeping its bright color all winter long. It's also a great addition to green roofs.

Watering

Sempervivum ‘Hot Shot' 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

‘Hot Shot' is cold hardy, and is able to withstand temperatures down to -30°F (-34.4°C). It can thrive in areas with full sun or partial sun.

How to Propagate Sempervivum ‘Hot Shot'

Sempervivum ‘Hot Shot' 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.

Offsets

‘Hot Shot’ 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 ‘Hot Shot’ is a great succulent to use as part of a “green roof.”