Last updated on August 25th, 2023 at 12:23 pm
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.
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’
Look out for: Certain pests like Slugs, Creeping plant weevil
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
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.