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Sempervivum arachnoideum

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Sempervivum arachnoideum, sometimes known as cobweb houseleek, is a species of flowering plant in the family Crassulaceae, native to the Alps, Apennines and Carpathians

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Sempervivum arachnoideum, sometimes known as cobweb houseleek, is a species of flowering plant in the family Crassulaceae, native to the Alps, Apennines and Carpathians. Growing to 8 cm (3 in) tall by 30 cm (12 in) wide, it is a rosette-forming succulent perennial, valued in cultivation for its ability to colonise hot, dry areas via offsets.[1] Its name arachnoideum refers to its furry central rosettes, resembling spider webs.[2] It flowers in July, with pink flowers that are raised on stems and hermaphrodite (having both male and female organs).

Among the easiest plants to grow, Hen-and-chicks tolerate heat, drought and neglect with style. Useful in rock gardens, container garden of all types, rooftop gardens and rock walls. Hundreds of varieties exist. All types form a low cushion or carpet of fleshy leaves, tiny new plants appearing in a circle around the mother in the middle. This selection has small rosettes of purplish leaves, heavily covered by a fine silver webbing. Short spikes of pastel flowers appear in summer. Easily increased by just removing the small baby rosettes and replanting in a new location at almost any time. After flowering, the mother rosette dies to leave room for the chicks: remove this by tugging gently at the base of the bloom stem.