Sempervivum "Calcareum" - for sale by Succy Crafts


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Calcareum Plant Description

Sempervivum "Calcareum" is a clustering succulent that is also known as "Hens and Chicks" Calcareum form perfec green rosettes with red/purple tips.

Native to: France and Italy

Hardiness: very hardy can live in conditions down to -30˚F

ZONE: 4-10

Recommended light conditions: full sun

Bloomtime: Summer

Bloom Color: pastel colors

Watering Needs Indoors: Instead of giving your succulents gradual sips of water throughout the week, give them a good soaking, to the point where water runs out the drainage holes at the bottom of the pot. Be sure to empty the water that runs into the saucer, succulents do not like to sit in water. Then let the soil dry out completely before watering again.

Watering Needs Outdoors: In the Summer water your succulents every two weeks, by soaking them and letting them dry before watering again. In the Winter water your succulents once a month.

Technical Information About This Plant

  • Requires bright light for most of the day. Or constant dappled shade.
  • Best to water every 2 weeks.

Knowing what your planting zone is can be vitally important to your plants thriving. Keep in mind that the zones pertain to OUTDOOR planting. If you plan to keep your plants indoors for fall-winter the zones may be irrelevant. 

Plant Zones Map

Customer Reviews

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All ok

We purchased a heat pack because we live in Colorado, the plants were not frozen, a bit cold, a bit shaken but they seem to be doing ok. It would be greatly appreciated if you would lable the plants, so many look the same and it took some research since they do not look like the pictures on the website where I purchased. All in all, a good experience.