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Sempervivum ‘Pink Lotus’

This succulent has pink and grey leaves which form a tight rosette when grown in plenty of sun. It is a hybrid of Sempervivum ‘Lilac Time’ and Sempervivum ‘Jungle Shadows’. Although it is monocarpic, it takes several years before flowers will be seen, and will produce many offsets before it dies. When it does flower, watch for pink blossoms.

Quick Look:

  • Full sun to partial shade

  • Typical water needs for a succulent

  • Rosette grows to 3 in (7.6 cm) tall
    Rosette grows to 6 in (15 cm) wide

  • Zone 5a (Minimum -20°F | -28.9°C)

  • Cold hardy

  • Propagation by offsets

  • Generally non-toxic to people and pets

  • Winter dormant

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Care and Propagation Information

General Care for Sempervivum ‘Pink Lotus'

Sempervivum ‘Pink Lotus' will show off best when happily stressed in cooler temperatures, or when grown in plenty of sun. It is deer resistant, and its flowers attract butterflies.

Watering

Sempervivum ‘Pink Lotus' 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.

This succulent does not need to be watered in the winter when planted outdoors in a zone that gets lots of snow.

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Where to Plant

‘Pink Lotus' is cold hardy, and is able to withstand temperatures down to -20°F (-28.9°C). It thrives in areas with full to partial sun.

When grown indoors, it loses color and stretches very easily.

How to Propagate Sempervivum ‘Pink Lotus'

Sempervivum ‘Pink Lotus' 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

‘Pink Lotus’ 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.

As this is a hybrid, it will not grow true to seed.

Practical uses

Sempervivum 'Pink Lotus’ is a great succulent to use as part of a “green roof".