Sempervivum ‘Mark Weller’ distinct rosette with wonderful tones of messy rose as well as gold or violet flushes in some seasons. Its lengthy leaves give it a timeless lily-like appearance.
Sempervivum ‘Mark Weller’ require lots of outdoor sunshine to show their finest colors and also preserve a tight rosette form.
They grow in gritty, well-draining soils as well as pots with drain openings.
They produce new offsets or “chicks” on stolons.
These chicks can be left to develop tidy clusters or removed to share or transplant.
Sempervivum ‘Mark Weller’ is an excellent addition to cold-hardy rock yards.
As it grows, its “chicks” expanded, developing the ground cover.
Tips to take care of the Sempervivum ‘Mark Weller’
Sempervivum ‘Mark Weller’ flourishes in poor soil.
They do not even nearly need any type of land to live.
I have actually seen them grow in fractures and rocky walls.
To grow this succulent plant, extremely well-drained soil needs to be used, either in the type of sandy soil, sand or rocks.
It is extremely important to have excellent drainage due to the fact that succulents are very vulnerable to excess water and also moisture.
Because of this factor, despite the fact that the substratum does not need to have any kind of nutrients if it must have good drainage, to avoid the roots of the plant from decaying or also the plant dying.
Sempervivum ‘Mark Weller’ can grow in a variety of environments, provided they have actually sown in full sunlight or a brilliant location.
They can endure light shadow, however not in deep shadow.
Although the plant tolerates full sun, it is very important to look after the sempervivum from the extreme sun to avoid the leaves of the plant from dying.
Some varieties of the sempervivum can vary in their colors, depending upon the quantity of sun they get, for instance in the shade they can have a light green color.
They do not need to be fertilized, however, if you wish to do it, you can feed the substrate with worm humus once or twice a year.
But do not use compost. In a situation whereby you choose to use a liquid fertilizer, use 1/4 component of the dosage advised by the producer.
If you intend to transplant your Sempervivum, you should remove the Sempervivum from its pot and also plant it in a brand-new, larger pot.
If you need to do the transplanting, the best time to do it remains the springtime or autumn.
Pests and Diseases
Sempervivum is regularly struck by mealybugs (the cottony one is one of the most typical), aphids, snails, and also termites.
All these pests cause wilting of the leaves as well as wounds on leaves and stems that permit the spreading of deadly pathogenic fungi.
Another really common disease of Sempervivum is rot because of overwatering.
That is why it is better to have a shortage of water, and not an excess of it.
General Care Of Sempervivum ‘Mark Weller’
Sempervivum ‘Mark Weller’ is a fantastic addition to cold-hardy rock gardens. As it grows, its “chicks” spread out, creating a ground cover.
How to Water Sempervivum ‘Mark Weller’
Indoor: As we discussed previously, Sempervivum gather water in its leaves, consequently, they do not need very constant watering, yet still need water to flourish. To water, the plant just let the soil completely dry totally in between watering.
Water them much more often during the heat of the summer season, however, do not overwater them.
Make sure that the soil drainage is great and decreases watering if you see that your plants start to have problems.
When the plant is indoor, it does not require so much watering, because the substratum takes longer to completely dry compared to if it is outdoor.
Consequently, you need to make sure that the pot where you grow your Sempervivum makes sure that the pot has a drain-pipe hole so that the substrate can remove excess water, and also you have to reduce watering in the winter season.
Outdoors: If Sempervivum is incomplete sunlight the plant needs to receive the essential amount of water considering that the substratum dries out much faster.
As if it were indoor, you need to wait for the substrate to dry completely in between watering, and also reduce watering throughout wintertime times.
Sempervivum ‘Mark Weller’ has normal watering demands for a succulent. It’s best to make use of the “soak and dry” method and allow the soil to dry completely between waterings.
Where to Plant
Sempervivum ‘Mark Weller’ is cold hardy to -30°F( -34.4 ° C). Plant in an area of your garden that receives at least 6 hours of sunshine a day. If growing indoors, place it in a space that gets a whole lot of sunshine, such as near a southern-facing window (if you’re in the North Hemisphere).
How to Propagate Sempervivum ‘Mark Weller’
Sempervivum ‘Mark Weller’ can be propagated from offsets.
Sempervivum succulents can be quickly propagated by division. Just follow and adhere to the steps and tips below;
- Spread them in springtime or very early summertime. In warm climates, you can propagate them any time of the year.
- Choose the cuttings you wish to propagate. And let them dry for some days before planting them.
- Place each cut in its own pot on top of the substratum. The substratum should be unique for cacti and succulents. And quickly, it will certainly begin to take root.
- Make sure each propagation pot has at the very least one drain-pipe opening near the bottom.
- They can be grown in a somewhat shaded area up until the plant is established. Once established roots can be planted or put in complete sunlight.
- Water the cuttings with an atomizer without overwatering. As soon as the plant has grown, water with a tube and not with an atomizer.
The seeds can also be planted in very early springtime, where they will usually sprout in 2 to 6 weeks.
- Place the seeds in 2-inch pots. Simply press them on the floor. Do not bury it too much in the substratum
- The seeds need filtered light to germinate (not direct sun, it can be in semi-shade or in an area that is illuminated but does not receive straight sunlight) and temperatures of at least 70 degrees Fahrenheit (21°C).
- Water the seeds with an atomizer without overwatering. When the plant has grown, water with a hose and not with an atomizer again.
‘Mark Weller’ will produce little rosette offsets. Cut the offsets off from the main stem with a sharp, clean, and sterile blade or scissors. Allow the offsets to dry for 1 to 2 days before laying on well-draining soil.