Don't Brush off those cobwebs, It's a Sempervivum arachnoideum!

These clustered hen and chicks are simply adorable.

Sempervivum Cobweb- Sempervivum arachnoideum (Cobweb Hens and Chicks) The main rosette  (or Hen) sprouts her chicks in a circular pattern that can grow up to  3 inches in height and spread 8 to 12 inches wide if given room.




These beauties love full sun but can do partial sun as well. It is hardy in USDA hardiness zones 5 to 8 and grows best in the south and west-facing areas. They also are cold hardy and tolerates temperatures down to -25° degrees Fahrenheit (-32° C). They are almost perfect in everyway for outdoor gardens! 


We suggest the soak and dry method.

Water the plant sufficiently and let the soil dry out completely before watering it again. Water periodically when flowering and once in a while during the winter months.

It does not require feeding, but repotting it in well-draining succulent potting soil containing compost mixed with a slow-release fertilizer ensures a long and healthy, happy plant.

Now this is the worst part, (and why they are almost perfect)

Grooming and Maintenance

Once established, hens and chicks require little to no maintenance.

Its fibrous root system holds the soil in place even when grown in vertical plantings.

At the end of the flowering season, the plant needs to be deadheaded!!!!!

The matured and spent rosettes and blooms should be carefully removed in order to make room for new ones to grow. :(


It is quick to adapt to local conditions, although it prefers well-drained and sandy soil types. When planting in pots use a container with drainage holes and succulent soil mix.

Are they Pet and Human Safe?

Although it is not an edible plant, Cobweb succulent is not poisonous and will not cause any harm if ingested by pets or humans.

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