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.
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)
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.
‘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
How to Propagate Sempervivum ‘Pacific Devil’s Food’
Sempervivum ‘Pacific Devil’s Food’ easily propagates by growing 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.
‘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.
This succulent is deer-resistant, making it a great addition to your garden.