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How often to divide semps?

Posted by northspruce z3a MB CDA (My Page) on
Tue, May 18, 10 at 21:34

How often should I divide my sempervivums? They're a pretty solid mat now, and I wonder if they would do better if I divided them up. Right now when they make babies they just fall off the mat and roll away.

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RE: How often to divide semps?


When I was searching the forum for something else, I came upon an old post from crazy_gardener saying Pudge grew semps. I didn't read the post, as it has 29 follow-ups, but if you'd like to, maybe it'll answer your question =:)

It's titled "Any Semp Lovers Out There?"

RE: How often to divide semps?

  • Posted by pudge 2/3 Sask (My Page) on
    Fri, May 21, 10 at 21:55

Yes, I grow semps :)

They will choke themselves in the center if not divided occasionally. My large patches have much dieback this year because I've neglected dividing which should have been done 2 years ago. If they're a quick growing/spreading variety then I'd suggest every 3 years.

RE: How often to divide semps?

Thanks Pudge, I think they are starting to die back in the centres. There used to be some really big ones and now there aren't.

RE: How often to divide semps?

  • Posted by pudge 2/3 Sask (My Page) on
    Sun, May 23, 10 at 0:12

If those big ones bloomed then that rosette will die after blooming.

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