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Kay8Kay8 Posts: 216
Hi all, can anyone tell me which succulents these are please? 







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  • wild edgeswild edges Posts: 9,041
    How specific so you need it to be? You've got a mix of sempervivum and jovibarba but cultivars are pretty hard to pin down.

    3: Sempervivum arachnoideum
    5: Jovibarba

    They're looking very good though so you're doing a good job with them. The arachnoideum will have amazing flower spikes, one of the best for sempervivum in my opinion. I've had some of the red varieties flower and they put out a huge spike but the flowers were pretty unimpressive when they opened.
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  • Kay8Kay8 Posts: 216
    I'm quite proud of them haha. They all are in small terracotta pots that I've painted and they're on a window ledge outdoors. They don't get rained on, so I can monitor how much water they have. I've had atleast twenty new plants from them. They're so easy to propagate! I've become quite fixated with succulents this year. Do you know what 1, 2, 4 and 6 are? Sempervivum or jovibarba?
  • hogweedhogweed Posts: 4,053
    These sempervivums can take rain - even in rainy Scotland I have them in the great outdoors. As long as you have a free draining compost - lots of grit - then they will be fine. 
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  • wild edgeswild edges Posts: 9,041
    Kay8 said:
    Do you know what 1, 2, 4 and 6 are? Sempervivum or jovibarba?
    I'd be inclined to say Semps but I'm no expert. Jovibarba have different flowers so that is the main way to tell but if the pups are ball shaped and on brittle stems then that is usually a good sign of being a jovibarba. They break off in the wind and roll away apparently. Jovibarba can also have pups from between the leaves rather than just underneath like semps. There's a lot of overlap in the 2 though which confuses things and hybrids as well.

    I struggle with them here as our air is a bit damp for them in the winter so if they get very wet they don't dry out and rot . Even under cover I have to make sure they get a good air flow around them. Some varieties are easier than others though. Sempervivum 'jubliee tricolour' does really well for me. It's well worth seeking out if you can find it. It's the one with the red centre and light green edges in this tub. It really pops against the darker varieties in mixed planting but looks good on its own too.

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