Sempervivium Jovibarba Allonii

 

This very easy to grow succulent known as Jovibarba allionii or more commonly known as a houseleek and sometimes called chicks & hens. This beautiful low plant forms yellow green rosettes. A clump forming succulent thats perfectly suited for planting in gravel gardens, paved areas, rockeries and small containers. Height 10 - 25 cm

 

Plant in moderately fertile, gritty, well-drained soil in full sun. Dislikes wet winter conditions.

 

General Alpine Planting and care

  • Water the Alpine thoroughly and allow to drain fully
  • If the Alpine is being planted in a lawn remove a circle of turf
  • Dig a hole twice the size of the pot being planted and fork over the base Adding a bucketful of planting compost
  • Remove the pot gently, if the tree is well rooted cut off the pot
  • Ensure that the top of the Root ball is level with the surrounding soil
  • Replace the remaining soil and heel in well
  • Water the Alpine and area thoroughly, then again at least once a week during the first growing season
  • Apply some general fertiliser every spring