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All About Sempervivum Arachnoideum 'cebenese'


This is semper vivre. Um, Seba knees. And it’s such a cool plant. I thought maybe you’d like to know a little bit more about it and how to care for it. Join me! Liquidambar girl gardening. Let’s begin by naming this plant. The name begins with the genus, which is some per vivo for your information, some pervy of amines or translates to always alive. So as a beginner gardener. This is a really great plant for you inside or outside. Next is the specific epithet arachnoid. Iam together. The species is the genus plus the specific epithet. So it’s Semper vivre. Um, arachnoid iam. And then the cultivars last it comes in between single quotations and the cultivar for this is see beneath these little plants stay pretty little height wise, only growing to between three and six inches tall, where they have some real power is in their spread. Seba knees spread rapidly by offsets, just as most of the Semper v bombs that I’ve ever encountered do. In fact, these originated from Europe, which most of the succulents and things that we encounter in our collections are not from Europe. They’re usually from Africa, South Africa. This is a little bit different. The Semper Vivaz were used in Europe on the rooftops of houses. Another name for Semper. Viva bombs in Europe is house leaks The reason that Europeans used house leaks or some perv evils across their roofs was that they believed that it protected them from lightning strikes and other evils, which is kind of cool. I know from personal experience that sea bunnies can grow outside here where I live in Ohio, which is a zone six, just fine. They like it here a lot. However, when research I had three different websites that all had three different zones where they considered these acceptable for these plants to grow so Ill. Just give you all the information and you can do with it. What you like what they did agree on was its heat barrier that being zone 9 so it can take the heat all the way down to a zone 9 and those of you that live in zones 10 and 11 probably. If you wanted to keep it alive, you would have to keep it in a pot and then move that those pots inside for your late spring. Probably all the way through to your early fall before you could take them back outside again. Because again, these are not used to like desert kind of situations. They’re used to European weather, which is much much cooler. So where I was finding. Some differences was one website said that their cold tolerance only went to a zone five. A second website said that went to his own four, and a third website said they went to a zone three, so those are all very different and I imagine a lot of it has to do with how wet is the situation that you have them? Growing in because a lot of succulents that can tolerate cold cannot tolerate wet feet while they are feeling cold. Another interesting thing, at least. I think about these stephenie’s is they do like full Sun, except during the summer time, so what I do to kind of counteract that intense sunlight that comes in the summertime in Ohio, is I apair the stephenies with summer blooming plants? Perennials like Yarrow. I have some fern leaf yarrow. That will grow up over top of my sea bunnies during the real heat of summer. And then I cut it back in the fall or you could do. Just your annuals because you plant them. In the spring, they’re probably not full enough to even cover the plants until right about the time that you want them to be covered in the late spring early summer. And then you pull them back out again in the fall, so the Sieben ease would be receiving the kind of light that they need the last thing that I wanted to share was the whole wreath, and I wanted to do this video and do this research for this video was to find out about these wonderful white filaments or hairs that cover the surface of the sea beneath plants. What are they? Where do they come from? Why do they have them? And all the research that I did? I could find nothing? No, nothing other than just a description of the fact that they have it that sometimes these white hairs can disappear during the winter time and then regrow in the warmer months that I found that the hair can cover so densely that you almost can’t even see the green plant underneath, but I have found nothing anywhere that tells me why they grow there or how, because it’s just so cool, There’s no other plant like it that I have ever seen, and I really really like them. I like the feel of it. I like the look of it perfect for Halloween arrangements because they look like cobwebs, but nothing could tell me I even went to the library and took out some library books, which is not unusual except that normally I’m doing that for entertainment reading and not for research reading, but I was happy to do it and all to no avail. Nobody seems to have given me any kind of satisfactory explanation. As to why these plants grow these filaments or these hairs across the rosette. So if any of you out, there has any idea why, or even better can lead me to a source that explains it. I would be thrilled to know so. Please, please comment below. If you have any helper ideas along those lines, thanks for watching. I really hope you enjoyed this video and have a wonderful week. Everyone .