Sempervivum Arachnoideum ‘Cebenese’ – Care & Propagation

Sempervivum Arachnoideum 'Cebenese'

Last updated on July 31st, 2022 at 05:50 pm

Sempervivum arachnoideum ‘Cebenese’ does perfectively well in cold climates because it has a webbed rosette, even if buried under snow! It has pink edges and grows very well outdoors. It also produces lots of “chicks”, and is also monocarpic, before it dies, however, it will have numerous chicks.

It is likewise referred to as Cobweb Houseleek, Spider Web Hens, and Chicks.

Sempervivum arachnoideum ‘Cebenese’ is a stunning succulent that produces fragile rosettes approximately 3 inches (7.5 cm) in size with pale green leaves. The leaves have hairy margins, frequently obscuring the rosette with a thick white “cobweb” look.  The flowers are star-shaped and pink in color.

How to grow and care for sempervivum arachnoideum ‘cebenese’

Sempervivum Arachnoideum 'Cebenese'

Because of the irregularity of Cobweb Houseleek, they quickly adjust to the local conditions, and due to the little gene pool, they end up being a form or variety rather quickly, completely adapted to the local conditions of cold and heat in addition to the quantity of snow or rain and at which seasons of the year.

They can be easily grown in a container or in the rock garden, scree bed, wall crevice, trough, or alpine homes. They are perfect in many ways, as they rapidly begin to form extremely tight clusters of rosettes, filling out Sempervivum walls, mosaics, and topiary, and their fibrous yet shallow root systems hold soil in place very well even in vertical plantings.

After the plant flowers and sets seed, it will then die, however, there will be lots of offsets to replace it.

How to propagate sempervivum arachnoideum ‘cebenese’

Sempervivum Arachnoideum 'Cebenese'

Sempervivum arachnoideum ‘Cebenese’ can be propagated quickly from offsets. Each “hen” (mom plant) will produce a great number of “chicks” (offsets), which can then be removed from the mom plant and added to arrangements or potted.

Plant in well-drained succulent soil mix in full sun to light shade.

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Water frequently throughout the growing season and let the soil dry completely. Do not overwater during the winter season.


Sempervivum arachnoideum ‘Cebenese’ produces little rosette offsets. Cut the offsets off from the main stem with a sharp, sterilized knife or scissors. Leave the offsets for some time to dry for 1 to 2 days prior to laying it on well-draining soil.

Caring for Sempervivum arachnoideum ‘Cebenese’.

Sempervivum arachnoideum ‘Cebenese’, a cold-hardy succulent that has webbed rosettes and works effectively in vertical wall gardens.

Where to Plant

‘Cebenese’ is cold durable, and does finest when planted outdoors. It succeeds completely to partial sun. Plant in a location of your garden that gets 6 hours of sunshine a day. It can likewise be planted in rock walls, vertical gardens, and containers.

How to water Sempervivum arachnoideum ‘Cebenese’

Sempervivum Arachnoideum 'Cebenese'

Sempervivum arachnoideum ‘Cebenese’ has normal watering requirements for a succulent. It is always best to use the “soak and dry” watering method and permit the soil to dry totally before you water again.

Practical uses

Sempervivum arachnoideum ‘Cebenese’ is a terrific succulent to use as part of a “green roofing system”.

Fascinating history about Sempervivum arachnoideum ‘Cebenese’

“Cobweb Houseleek” was believed to keep lightning and witches far from your house.

Pairs Well With

Sedum reflexum