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Sempervivum ‘Pacific Devil’s Food’

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This beautiful purple succulent shows off when it is “happily stressed” in cold weather or lots of sun. It is winter hardy, making it the perfect accent for rock or outdoor container gardens.

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Quick Look:
  • Full sun

  • Not suited for indoor growing

  • Typical water needs for a succulent

  • Plant grows up to 3″ (8 cm) tall

    Rosettes grow up to 6″ (16 cm) wide

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

  • Winter 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 ‘Pacific Devil’s Food’

Sempervivum ‘Pacific Devil’s Food’ is a great succulent for beginners. Its leaves are a shiny.

Watering

‘Pacific Devil’s Food’ 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

‘Devil’s Food’ is cold hardy, and does well planted outdoors. It does well in full 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

Sempervivum arachnoideum

How to Propagate Sempervivum ‘Pacific Devil’s Food’

Sempervivum ‘Pacific Devil’s Food’ easily propagates by growing offsets.

Offsets

‘Devil’s Food’ 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.

Flowering Information

‘Pacific Devil’s Food’ is monocarpic, meaning that it blooms once and then dies. It can take several years before ‘Devil’s Food’ flowers. Flowering usually occurs in the late summer or fall.

Flowers attract bees and butterflies.

Additional information

This succulent is deer-resistant, making it a great addition to your garden.

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