Besides, when should sempervivum be separated?
Dividing the plant helps it fit in its space and stay healthy. The best time of year to divide a succulent like sempervivum is in summer before it goes into a heavier fall growth period.
Keeping this in consideration, how do you regrow sempervivum?
How fast does sempervivum grow?
To propagate these Jovi’s, we must physically cut the clumps apart with a sharp knife and separate each rosette from its neighbours, then encourage it to make roots. With this plant of ‘Bora’ pictured here, it would probably split into 6 or 7 new plants but the original has taken at least 3 years to get to this size.
These hardy succulents actually do better with what seems like very harsh treatment. Simply cut them off at the base of the rosette, dust with some diatomaceous earth, and set them on top of some new soil. Discard the root and worn out soil portion.
Left on their own, Sempervivum rosettes grow into tidy, mounding clusters. They are also particularly easy to propagate by hand because they produce new offsets or “chicks” on stolons (horizontal stems). … Unlike other types of succulents, Sempervivum will almost never root from leaf cuttings.
Technically, you can transfer your cuttings to soil at any time. In fact, you can actually propagate directly into soil, however, it’s much harder to do within your home. When you propagate in soil, you have to keep a good balance of soil moisture, air flow, and humidity.
Just as they receive regular rainfall when growing in the wild, hardy succulents will need about 0.5″ to 1.0″ of water (including precipitation) once a week to look their best in the hottest, driest periods of their summer growing season.