Carmen Plant Description
Sempervivum 'Carmen' is a mat-forming succulent perennial forming attractive, evergreen rosettes, 5 in. wide (12 cm), of thick, fleshy, emerald green leaves adorned with bright red tips. In winter, the rosette turns a charming violet-purple. In summer, a thick flowering stalk arises from the center of the hen rosette and bears showy starry, pinkish-white flowers. Cute, but tough, this Sempervivum is tolerant of heat, humidity, drought and shade.
Carmen Plant Specs and Regions
Native to: Southern European Mountains
Hardiness: tender soft succulent - will not tolerate frost
Bloom Color: red/yellow/pink/white
Carmen Water and Light Recommendations
Recommended light conditions: full sun to part shade
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.