Siemprevivas cuttings & pruning

Andrew KennethAndrew Kenneth Posts: 162
Hi all, I need some advice on how to prune my Siemprevivas and, take cuttings for these seemingly bombproof plants as they seem a bit leggy. Also, when is it best to do this.
Thanks for any replies
Andrew

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  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 2,201
    Sempervivums are pretty much indestructible ; remove all rosettes , leave to callous for a couple of days then re-pot ; best wait for Spring though really .
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 14,142
    Definitely wait till spring and use a shallower, wider pot to display them as they don't need all that depth.

    https://www.rhs.org.uk/Plants/17164/Sempervivum-tectorum/Details



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  • Andrew KennethAndrew Kenneth Posts: 162
    Ok, thanks for the advice
  • Andrew KennethAndrew Kenneth Posts: 162
    Paul B3 said:
    Sempervivums are pretty much indestructible ; remove all rosettes , leave to callous for a couple of days then re-pot ; best wait for Spring though really .
    When you say remove all rosettes then repot, how much stem do I leave for repotting?
  • hogweedhogweed Central ScotlandPosts: 3,438
    About three quarters of an inch. And don't remove all rosettes, just as many as you would like new plants from! After a day or so when the cut surface has dried, pot them up into a pot with very gritty compost. Water carefully for a while until you see they have rooted. And then pot on.
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  • madpenguinmadpenguin Isle of WightPosts: 1,035
    I don't think you have a Sempervivum at all!
    Looks more like a Sedum,Echeveria or Aeonium.

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