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Sempervivum Engles

Last updated on June 28th, 2022 at 10:49 am

Sempervivum Engles is a velvety beauty from the U.S.A. Great color. A small/medium variety. A wonderful cultivar with dark tips and a beautiful form.

Is Sempervivum Engles A Variety or Cultivar

Sempervivum Engles is a mat-forming, evergreen, succulent perennial creating rosettes of fleshy, oval to oblong, maroon-flushed, silvery-grey leaves transforming to purple in winter and leafy stems bearing collections of pink blossoms in summer.

Sempervivum Engles

Foliage: Evergreen

Habit: Floor Covering Forming, Rosette

Sempervivum Engles has downy bronze-green leaves, which dim to virtually purple in winter. It’s a wonderful choice for growing in containers, particularly when organized with other sempervivums.

Sempervivum Engles, sometimes called sempervivums, houseleeks, or hen-and-chicks, are hardy, succulents, alpine plants that grow in the wild in between rocks in mountainous areas. In summer tall, conical spikes of greenish pink flowers emerge from the center of mature plants.


Flower: Pink in the Summer season

Foliage: Silvery-grey, Purged purple in Springtime; Purged purple, Silvery-grey in Summer season; Silvery-grey, Purged purple in Autumn; Purple, Maroon in Wintertime

Caring For Sempervivum ‘Engle’s’

Sempervivum Engles

Look out for: Certain pests like Slugs, Creeping plant weevil

General care


After blooming, the ‘mother’ rosette dies. Remove this by carefully tugging at the base of the flower stem.

Propagation: Separate offsets in the springtime or very early summer season.

Propagation methods: Offsets, Seed

Where and how to grow Sempervivum ‘Engle’s’

Sempervivum ‘Engle’s’ (Houseleek ‘Engle’s’) will certainly get to a height of 0.1 m as well as a spread of 0.2 m after 2-5 years.


Plant in reasonably fertile, sandy, well-drained soil in full sun. The plant dislikes wet winter conditions. Reluctant to blossom in cultivation.

Soil type: Loamy, Sandy

Soil drain: require well-drained soil

Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral, can grow in any type

Light: Complete/full Sun

Direct exposure: Exposed, Shielded

USDA areas: Area 8, Area 7, Area 6, Zone 5

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Sempervivum Engles

For best outcomes, grow Sempervivum ‘Engle’s’ in full sun in well-drained soil, ideally in containers with added horticultural grit to promote drain.

Sempervivums don’t need feeding but do benefit from being repotted annually right into compost having slow-release fertilizer. Propagate new plants by delicately teasing out the tiny baby rosettes (chicks) which show up around the primary plant (hen), and transplant them to a brand-new location.

Sempervivum ‘Engle’s’ and wildlife

Sempervivum ‘Engle’s’ has no specific recognized worth to wild animals.

Is Sempervivum ‘Engle’s’ poisonous?

Sempervivum ‘Engle’s’ has no toxic effects reported.

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