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Cactus Succulent

Sempervivum 'Fuego'
  • RHS AGM

A succulent, evergreen perennial forming a large rosette of smooth, oblong, red to pink leaves with green tips and sometimes a green central flush. Slow to produce offsets. Star-shaped, pink flowers are produced in clusters at the top of upright, leafy stems in summer

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Size
Ultimate height
Up to 10cm
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Loam
Sand
Chalk
Moisture
Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green Pink Red
Summer Pink Green Pink Red
Autumn Green Pink Red
Winter Green Pink Red
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

South–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Drought resistance
Yes
Hardiness
H5
Botanical details
Family
Crassulaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Clump forming
Genus

Sempervivum are evergreen perennials forming mats of fleshy-leaved rosettes, often attractively coloured, with star-shaped pink or pale yellow flowers in summer

Name status

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in moderately fertile, very well-drained soil in full sun and protect from excessive winter wet. Suitable for rock garden, scree bed, wall crevice, trough or alpine house

Propagation

Propagate by separating offsets in spring

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Coastal
  • Gravel garden
  • Patio and container plants
  • Rock garden
  • Low Maintenance
  • Flower borders and beds
  • Garden edging
Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

May be susceptible to vine weevil

Diseases

May be susceptible to sempervivum rust

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