Cobweb Houseleek Care
As with most succulents, allow them to dry out well between watering. Plant in a fast draining, amended succulent soil to avoid too much water on the roots. The cobweb succulent grows great as a groundcover plant in a sunny area. Given the space and time, it will naturalize and cover an area.
Accordingly, why does my succulent look like it has spider webs?
The first sign you have spider mites on succulent plants will be webbing and small brown spots on young growth. These tiny “insects” are not really insects at all but are more closely related to spiders. … Red spider mites are actually reddish-brown in color and thrive in hot, dry conditions.
Considering this, what is a cobweb succulent?
Sempervivum arachnoideum, commonly known as Cobweb Houseleek, is a species of flowering plant in the family Crassulaceae, native to the Alps, Apennines, and the Carpathians. It is a low-growing succulent that forms a mat of fleshy rosettes up to 1.2 inches (3 cm) in diameter.
Why is my cobweb succulent dying?
These plants, like other succulents, most often die from too much water. … Too much water can cause dying leaves throughout the plant, but they won’t be dried out. Leaves of an overwatered succulent will be swollen and mushy. If your plant has been overwatered, allow the soil to dry before watering again.
To propagate this plant, simply take a healthy stem with at least four to five leaves on it and snip it right below the leaf node. Once cut, place it in a jar of water and leave it for around three to four weeks until it develops roots of its own.
Never allow spiders to make their webs on the succulents.
Whether or not they’re causing problems for your succulent, spiders shouldn’t be welcome on your indoor plants. They start to build nests, which can be dangerous for pets and people. Use the tips found above to protect your succulents.
Preventing spider mites on succulents
Remove that dust. For succulents, spraying the plant free of dust is called for. Water stress and root rot can also make them more susceptible to mites. Water them properly and prune any infested parts of the plant ASAP.