Giant Sempervivum or Giant Houseleek is made up of some 47 known plus a couple of recently discovered species, out of which only 6 naturally occur outside the Canary Islands. They are typical succulents from this beautiful archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean, where they conquered almost all habitats: the lower dry succulent zone, the dry pine tree forest, the rather moist, evergreen laurel forest and last but not least the subalpine zone at some 2.200m (on Tenerife). They are still rather uncommon plants with sometimes astonishingly large, usually bright yellow to white, compact inflorescences (in Aeonium nobile these are intense orange-red) with numerous flowers. They are easily cultivated if kept rather dry and sunny in winter at a minimum of some 15°C. For more cultivation information please have at look at this page: Sowing and cultivation of Aeonium, Aichryson and Greenovia.
Sow dust-like seeds flat on any well drained soil, keep soil slightly moist from beneath. Do not cover seeds with soil.
50 seeds per package.
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