Thousands of new, high-quality pictures added every day. Houseleek 'Carmen' Sempervivum 'Carmen' Common Houseleek. This herb can grow anywhere – between rocks, rocks, different types of soil, roofs of houses. It has grey-green, tufted, sessile leaves, 4–10 cm (2–4 in) in diameter, which are often suffused with rose-red. The chicks can be snapped off and replanted elsewhere at any time. It grows well in any position where the common Houseleek (Sempervivum tectorum) may be grown (but more difficult to find and keep), and in any soil. Cobweb houseleek (S. arachnoideum), with leaf tips connected by weblike strands, has also yielded many desirable varieties. 222879/SC038262, If you enter just a plant name, you will see results from the old RHS Plant Finder and Selector databases. Join Cottage & Informal Garden Gravel Garden Patio & Container Plants Rock Garden, Diseases Houseleek, Common Houseleek, Liveforever, Hen and Chickens, Old Man and Woman, Roof Houseleek, Hens and Chicks, Bullock's Beard, Bullock's Eye, Devil's Beard, Earwort, Fuet, Healing Blade, Homewort, Imbroke, Jove's Beard, Jupiter's Beard, Jupiter's Eye, Poor Jan's Leaf, Roof Foil, Sengreen, St Patrick's Cabbage, Thunder Plant, Welcome-Home-Husband-However-Drunk-You-Be Common Name: Houseleek, Common houseleek, Hen and Chickens: Family: Crassulaceae: USDA hardiness: 5-10: Known Hazards: None known: Habitats: Roofs, old walls, chimneys and rocks, especially on limestone[9]. [3], This plant has been known to humans for thousands of years, and has attracted many common names and traditions. Sempervivum (Brit. This plant is moderately salt tolerant. Just press them on the floor. [22] In some places, S. tectorum is still traditionally grown on the roofs of houses. Protect from excessive winter wet. They are: This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects. It has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit. With respect to its reality in nature, it is very much endured by low and high temperatures. Propagate by seed sown in spring, or root offsets in spring, Suggested planting locations and garden types Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets, Aspect North-facing or South-facing or West-facing or East-facing, Ultimate height Join the RHS today and support our charitable work, Keep track of your plants with reminders & care tips – all to help you grow successfully, For the latest on RHS Shows in 2020 and 2021, read more, RHS members get free access to RHS Gardens, Free entry to RHS members at selected times », Reduced prices on RHS Garden courses and workshops, Our Garden Centres and online shops are packed with unique and thoughtful gifts and decorations to make your Christmas sparkle, General enquiries Cultivation and Propagation: Orostachys erubescens is a glowing, succulent green suffused and edged with amber red. Sempervivum tectorum works great in the rock garden, border front, rock crevices, along stone walls, small area ground cover, edging or foundations. We aim to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place. [DETAILS] Roses, Robbery and Ruins - Matt Biggs Presents: Ellen Willmott. Crassulaceae, Genus Propagation: Offsets. The common houseleek, also known as old-man-and-woman or hen-and-chicks (Sempervivum tectorum), has given rise to a number of cultivated varieties of horticultural interest. Best when planted in groups or massed as a ground cover. The common name "houseleek" is believed to stem from the traditional practice of growing plants on the roofs of houses to ward off fire and lightning strikes. [2][3][4][5] The species is highly variable, in part because hundreds of cultivars have been propagated, sold, and traded for nearly 200 years. Common Names: Hens and Chicks, Houseleek: Botanical Name: Sempervivum tectorum: Light: Full sun – partial shade: Soil pH: Neutral: Hardiness Zones: 3-9: Colors: Green, copper, gold, red, Hens and Chicks Soil Requirements. Virtually all of the features of the old searches are still available and in addition we have added several new features to create a more comprehensive and user friendly search experience. Grow in moderately fertile well-drained soil in full sun. RHS Garden Hyde Hall Spring and Orchid Show, Free entry to RHS members at selected In June it bears pale red flowers on hairy stems 12 in. They do very well in well-drained soils. Description. Find help & information on Sempervivum tectorum common houseleek from the RHS Sempervivum tectorum, the common houseleek,[1] is a species of flowering plant in the family Crassulaceae, native to the mountains of southern Europe, cultivated in the whole of Europe for its appearance and a Roman tradition claiming that it protects buildings against lightning strikes. These are the "chicks". Common Houseleek (Sempervivum tectorum) young shoots and chubby leaves are edible raw. Our Botanical team are working hard to increase the number of plants with detailed information. It is quite easy to grow in container or in the rock garden and offsets increase well. The big rosettes are the ‘hens’, and the smaller ones, or offsets that form around them are the ‘chicks’. [23][24], The juice has been used in herbal medicine as an astringent and treatment for skin and eye diseases, including by Galen and Dioscorides, to ease inflammation and, mixed with honey, to treat thrush; however, large doses have an emetic effect. He afterwards restored it to its first site when it grew again as if nothing had interfered with its ordinary life. Medicinal benefits of Sempervivum arachnoideum (Cobweb Houseleek): The leaves of Cobweb Houseleek are emollient, hemostatic, ophthalmic and sedative. It can also be cultivated on the roofs of buildings. (7.5 cm) diameter, the leaves being tipped with reddish-brown. In summer it bears clusters of reddish-purple flowers, in multiples of 8-16, on hairy erect flat-topped stems. The larger rosettes the ‘hens’ will flower a… Planting time for houseleek in the container is during the entire growing season. 184. Search by plant name, key attributes or both to find plant details and a list of Find Common Houseleek Plant Sempervivum Tectorum Close stock images in HD and millions of other royalty-free stock photos, illustrations and vectors in the Shutterstock collection. Flower borders and beds Garden Edging Ground Cover [15] It is also called simply thunder-plant. Jun 5, 2019 - Sempervivum care growing easy-care Hens and Chicks houseleek succulents perfect potted plants indoors or outdoors, next best thing to air plants. Related plants. In common, nutrient-rich soil, the houseleek will fall far short of expectations. Probably one of the easiest to grow of all of the succulents. Also called common houseleek or hens and chicks, sempervivum (Sempervivum tectorum) is a mat-forming succulent that produce rosettes of … RHS members can get exclusive individual advice from the RHS Gardening Advice team. The common houseleek. In order for Sempervivum to exude its pithy charm in the pot garden, a poor cactus soil should be used as a substrate, enriched with sand and lava granules. Best Time to Plant. Propagation Cuttings. Seed. Starry purplish flowers are borne in flat cymes on stems to 20cm in height, Plant range The crushing plant, or its juice, is applied externally to boils, wounds, etc. It is shy in producing flowers. Up to 10 cm, Ultimate spread Sempervivum tectorum, the common houseleek, is a species of flowering plant in the family Crassulaceae, native to the mountains of southern Europe, cultivated in the whole of Europe for its appearance and a Roman tradition claiming that it protects buildings against lightning strikes. This plant stores water in the leaves in a similar way to the aloe vera plant. Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions. Plant database entry for Common Houseleek (Sempervivum tectorum 'Moyin') with one image, one comment, and 32 data details. [5], Sempervivum tectorum was described in 1753 by Linnaeus, who noted that its leaves are ciliate, that is, fringed with hairs. The Houseleek protects the house from fire and lightning and keeps the household members safe and prosperous. They are crunchy and similar to cucumbers in taste and texture. (30 cm) tall, the flowers being enhanced by their bright purple filaments. It's fascinating how one single leaf can give rise to a whole new generation of plants. Mountain Houseleek Sempervivum montanum $ 6.50 Select options. [10], S. tectorum is one of several houseleek species to be cultivated. COBWEB HOUSELEEK - SEMPERVIVUM ARACHNOIDEUM Sempervivum arachnoideum, the cobweb house-leek, is a species of flowering plant in the family Crassulaceae, native to the Alps, Apennines and Carpathians. Try an advanced search, RHS Registered Charity no. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually. The seeds can also be sown in early spring, where they will usually germinate in two to six weeks. Don’t bury it much in the substrate W, C & S Europe, All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Home About … Sempervivum teclorum, has, bright green leaves, each, 8cm across. We think there is a lot of pleasure to be gained from observing the new growth. If you select any attributes with or without a plant name, you will see a much narrower selection of results taken only from the old RHS Plant Selector database. Sempervivum care growing easy-care Hens and Chicks houseleek succulents perfect potted plants indoors or outdoors, next best thing to air plants. and is also used to stop nose bleeds. These plants will have a lot more details displayed including an image. It is resistant to drought, because the inside of its leaves are filled with water supplies. Succulent propagation is a simple and satisfying way to expand your succulent collection without shelling out on new plants. 0.1-0.5 metres, Time to ultimate height Planting Flowers Plants Succulents Garden Foliage Plants Plant Care Succulent Landscaping Indoor Plants Garden Care Sempervivum. / s ɛ m p ə ˈ v aɪ v əm /, U.S. [̩sɛ̃mpeɹ'vivũm]) is a genus of about 40 species of flowering plants in the family Crassulaceae, commonly known as houseleeks.Other common names include liveforever (the source of the taxonomical designation Sempervivum, literally "always/forever alive") and hen and chicks, a name shared with plants of other genera as well. Once established, maintenance of Common Houseleeks is minimal. Article by Plant Care Today. Sempervivum are commonly called, Hen and Chicks or House Leeks, these are drought tolerant succulents that can look great in a rockery or a pot. 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