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A picture of a Teneriffe Houseleek

Teneriffe Houseleek

Sempervivum ciliosum

Also known as

Cobweb Houseleek, Houseleek

Sempervivum ciliosum 01 by Michael Wolf (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Light watering
Frost Hardy

H5

RHS hardiness

-15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

10cm

Max

50cm

5cm

Min

10cm

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Teneriffe Houseleek

Some succulent green Sempervivum ciliosum plants
A close up of some green Sempervivum ciliosum plants

Teneriffe Houseleek Overview

Sempervivum ciliosum is a succulent perennial plant from the Crassulaceae family. It is commonly known by the name Teneriffe Houseleek or Cobweb Houseleek and it has a mat-forming habit, covering the ground in small, around 5cm across green-grey rosettes of fleshy succulent leaves. This Sempervivum species produces rosettes of grey-green hairy leaves, with flower stems that are about 10cm long. It will produce greenish-yellow flowers, which typically appear from early summer to mid-summer. Grow this fully hardy plant in full sun, in well-draining soil.

Common problems with Teneriffe Houseleek

Special features of Teneriffe Houseleek

Attractive leaves

Ground cover

Other uses of Teneriffe Houseleek

Walls, rock garden