The succulent Sempervivum ‘Faramir’

Sempervivum ‘Faramir’ is an attractive and durable succulent plant with leaves of pink grouped around a center of a light green color. The rosettes are up to 10 cm in diameter. The flowering stems with star shaped flowers and reddish-purple rise up to 20 cm at the beginning of summer.

This crasulácea is very easy to grow and always maintain an ongoing vigilance very well irrigation. Any excess moisture will be with the rot of the roots. For your cultivation, you will need a pot of about 4 litres though even better to use a more big of 12 liters or more. Although it is a plant that dies after flowering, you must take into account that produces a great number of setts and will continue to grow as time goes by, and you will need a lot of space.

The Sempervivum ‘Faramir’ is a plant that needs a lot of light, so if we grow indoors we will reserve a space next to the window, the most luminous of the house. The soil must have good drainage, better to use specific substrate for succulent and slightly acid with a pH around 6. As to the temperatures you prefer the middle between 18 and 21ºC. Although it can withstand without any problem temperatures around 0ºC.

Watering in winter is reduced to the maximum, once a month will be more than enough. In the spring and summer we will increase a little but not much. Regaremos only when the substrate is dry. We will use a fertilizer of slow release at the beginning of the growing season or a liquid once a week. A formula of 20-20-20 at a dose of 1/4 part of the usual will be fine for the plants to mature, and with less nitrogen for the young plants.

When we have to transplant the sempervivum what we will do in the summer, and always with the substrate dry. Inspect the roots by removing the damaged or diseased and applying some antifungal in the courts. Then we will put the plant in a new pot with new substrate and fill. We will wait a week to water the transplanted plant. In this way, we reduce the chances of root rot. Although we have spoken of its cultivation in pots is nothing to prevent what we can do on the ground if you live in a place of warm weather or a warm. In this case we can even treat it as a cubresuelos, it will stretch pretty fast, for areas that are not in step because you can’t tread.


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