Sempervivum 'Pacific Opal' care and propagation informationPin

Sempervivum ‘Pacific Opal’

This cold-hardy succulent has lime-green leaves with tips that turn pink when happily stressed. It is monocarpic, meaning it will die after flowering; however, it takes several years before it blooms. Watch for pink flowers in the summer to fall when it does flower.

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 3″ (7.6 cm) wide

  • Zone 5a (Minimum -20° F | -28.9° C)

  • Cold hardy

  • Propagation by offsets

  • Generally non-toxic to people and pets

  • Winter dormant

Care and Propagation Information

General Care for Sempervivum 'Pacific Opal'

Sempervivum ‘Pacific Opal' is an excellent addition to rock gardens and xeriscaped yards as a groundcover. It also grows well in container gardens. It is deer resistant.


Sempervivum 'Pacific Opal' 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.

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Where to Plant

‘Pacific Opal' is cold hardy, and able to withstand extreme cold temperatures down to -20°F (-29° C). It does well in full to partial sun.

Plant in an area of your garden that gets 6 hours of sunlight a day. It is not suited for indoor growing; it will strech when grown indoors.

How to Propagate Sempervivum 'Pacific Opal'

Sempervivum ‘Pacific Opal' is propagated by offsets. It will not grow true from seed.


‘Pacific Opal’ 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 Opal’ is monocarpic, meaning that it blooms once and then dies. It can take several years before ‘Pacific Opal’ 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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