Herb latin name: Sempervivum caucasicum


Family: Crassulaceae (Stonecrop Family)



Edible parts of Sempervivum caucasicum:

Leaves - raw.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Evergreen
Perennial

Height:
20 cm
(7 3/4 inch)

Flowering:
July to
August

Habitat of the herb:

Sandy and calcareous soils, schistose rocks in alpine and sub-alpine zones.

Propagation of Sempervivum caucasicum:

Seed - surface sow early spring in a cold frame. It usually germinates in 2 - 6 weeks at 10C. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in the summer if they have made sufficient growth, otherwise grow them on for a further year in pots before planting them out. Division of offsets in spring or early summer. Larger divisions can be planted out direct into their permanent positions. We have found it best to pot up the smaller divisions and grow them on in a lightly shaded position in a cold frame, planting them out once they are well established in the summer. Plants can also be divided in September but these divisions should be overwintered in a greenhouse. Stem cuttings.

Cultivation of the herb:

Sandy and calcareous soils, schistose rocks in alpine and sub-alpine zones.

Medicinal use of Sempervivum caucasicum:

None known

Known hazards of Sempervivum caucasicum:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.