-About Sempervivum 'Stansfieldii'-
Sempervivum' Stansfieldii' is a succulent of the genus Sempervivum in the family Crassulaceae. The leaves of it are not thick but feel hard when you touch it. The leaves with fluff form a beautiful rose-like cluster. Leaves tightly wrapped in full sunlight and dark red in winter and spring. And it will bloom red flowers, really beautiful.
-How to care for Sempervivum 'Stansfieldii'-
Soil: Sempervivum 'Stansfieldii' is a common succulent plant with specific soil requirements. When planting, it is necessary to prepare soft, breathable, and well-drained soil. When mixing soil, add more granular soil to improve breathability and water permeability, and the soil prepared by oneself must be disinfected. Fertilizing once a month with diluted fertilizer is enough.
Watering: In spring, autumn, and winter, Sempervivum 'Stansfieldii' is best to water at noon when the temperature is warm, and the plants are more easily absorbed. When the temperature is high in summer, water should generally be given in the afternoon or the cooler evening. At night, be careful not to get water on the leaves. Only water when the soil dries out to keep water from accumulating in plants to avoid rot.
Sun: Sempervivum 'Stansfieldii' enjoys ample sunlight, especially in spring. Exposure to sunlight can make its leaves thicker, shorter, and more beautiful in color while also making it easier to grow many lateral buds. The plant shape will be plumper. It is also important to bask in more sunlight in the autumn and winter seasons. The temperature difference between day and night and sufficient sunlight can make its leaves more beautiful and darker in color, making it easy to thrive. In summer, don't expose it to the sun. Please keep it in a cool and ventilated place, control the water, and avoid getting wet.
Temperature: The suitable growth temperature of Sempervivum 'Stansfieldii' is between 59 °F and 77°F. It is a very hardy plant that can continue to grow if the temperature is not lower than 41°F at night and above 59°F during the day. If the temperature is below 32 °F, it will go dormant and can be kept indoors for insulation and antifreeze. Place it indoors in a well-lit area so that even in cold winter, it can absorb a certain amount of sunlight and heat. If you must keep the succulents outdoors for the winter, you can cover the succulents with a plastic film to resist frost. And do not fertilize succulents outdoors in winter.
Propagation: Generally, it can be planted by dividing plants. It grows very fast in spring, and many young plants will grow from the mother plant. You only need to cut these young plants and then plant them with cuttings to breed a lot of Sempervivum 'Stansfieldii'.
Pests control: when indoor ventilation is poor, it is vulnerable to whitefly harm; insecticide can be sprayed to kill whitefly.
Other tips: Sempervivum 'Stansfieldii' loves to "turn flat", which means that the leaves at the bottom are prone to flipping downwards as if wearing a skirt, seriously affecting the beauty of the plant. Just ensure sufficient light and pay attention to controlling watering to prevent it. You can also try cutting off the hanging leaves.
Primary color: green
Secondary color: red/ brown
Cold hardiness: zone 5a (from -20F)
Product format: 2" pot
Suitability: balcony, Window, Garden
Propagation: stem cutting, leaf, seed
Special characteristic: easy to propagate, pet safe