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Sempervivum 'Silver Thaw' succulent care and propagation information

Sempervivum ‘Silver Thaw’

This silvery-green succulent has leaves that turn purple when stressed. The edges of the leaves are covered in small hairs, which can give it a spiderweb appearance. Although it is monocarpic, it blooms with pink flowers before it dies.

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Quick Look:
  • Partial 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 | -28.8° C)

  • Winter 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 ‘Silver Thaw’

Sempervivum ‘Silver Thaw’ is a great addition to rock gardens or xeriscaped yards. It is deer resistant, and when it flowers, its blossoms attract bees and butterflies.


Sempervivum ‘Silver Thaw’ 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

Sempervivum ‘Silver Thaw’ is cold hardy to -20°F (-28.8°C), and will over-winter well under a blanket of snow. It does well in partial sun to partial shade. Not suited for indoor growing.

How to Propagate Sempervivum ‘Silver Thaw’

‘Silver Thaw’ 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.

Please note that ‘Silver Thaw’ will not come true from seed. 

Pairs Well With

Sempervivum ‘Brock’

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